Jul 24, 2018 04:57PM - edited Jul 24, 2018 05:00PM by JO-5
Hi....I gained on Arimidex and it is hard to lose.
I've been off Arimidex for 9 years and went up and down in weight several times, trying all kinds of diets....low carb, protein, etc. etc.
I am almost at my goal weight and I've done it mostly by cutting portions. I cut sugar except for fruit and angel food cake. Occasionally I will eat a graham cracker. I eat mostly vegetables chicken fish and turkey. I have beef but very lean and no more than the size of my four fingers put together. The only bread I eat is sourdough bread made by the local Amish because it is a natural probiotic. I drink about 5 sometimes 6 16 oz glasses of water a day. I drink no pop or sweetened drinks. I have one cup of coffee a day with fat free half and half. It is amazing what cutting out most bread and sweets has done. Nothing fried if it is fried it's in olive oil. It has worked for me.
Up until this arm situation I was up and moving as much as possible.
Since I'm having to sit with my arm up so much I have just cut my portions more.
Good luck...losing weight is so hard.
BTW.....nothing on the MRI yet.....but it's only been one day.....can we say impatient? ;)
I just wish I knew what to do about doing Lebeds and/or massage. If this is lymphedema and inflammation I really need to be busy on it. If it is cancer I should not. Dr will not say until he gets results from an MRI that may not happen.
I've about decided to just go ahead and do Lebeds.....massage AWAY FROM THE FOREARM not touching the red (pink now) place and just see what happens.
None of my careteam knows what to tell me except elevate and rest it.
It seems like they have all forgotten A FLY BIT ME ! I was fine before this. It IS BETTER.....not completely gone but BETTER!
ok I'll stop screaming.....Just want to know what to do.
If you can do Lebeds....do it. You don't want to end up like me. If I would have been more diligent with Lebeds and massage perhaps there would not have been as much LE to trap the fly spit.