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Aug 10, 2018 07:23PM
Aug 10, 2018 07:26PM
Ok....Binney and all you LE Ladies I need advice and opinions from all or any of you.
I got the results from the MRI with contrast.
It said they found nothing concerning.
No absess (which we were not even looking for) the muscle and bone look good. No edema in the fat. No lumps.No thickening in the skin!
I asked about cancer and she said they do not say what it is NOT because they would have pages and pages. They said NOTHING CONCERNING.
I asked if it mentioned lymphedema and she said no .... it just said no edema in the fat. It was supposed to tell them if it was infection....and cellulitis was mentioned on the order. It said nothing about infection one way or another.
Ok, I have this area of swelling in my forearm and you can feel a thick place under the skin. It is dark pink when I use it.....goes back to almost skin color when elevated.
I asked if I should go to an LE therapist and the nurse said no....and don't do any massage until she talks to the dr. She asked if it was better
than when he saw it last and I said yes, but it is very very slow.
(He was not there when she called me.)
She told me, "Joanne lymphedema does not just manafest in one spot like that."
Do you ladies agree with that?
You've seen the pictures of my arm right after the fly bites, and the latest where it is better. Does that look like lymphedema to you? Would a good LE therapist be able to tell.
Since 06 only my upper arm has been swollen and lumpy. My lower arm had a little swelling but not much.
This is so disturbing. I am afraid if I just let this go and "watch" it the LE is just going to get worse!
This has never acted like cellulitis....4 antibiotics and 2 and a half months later could this just be inflammation from a fly bite?
In the last couple of weeks it has started that burning tingling feeling you get with an LE flare.
What would you do?
Org dx 04 lumpectomy rads arimidex stage 1 grade 3 no nodes er+pr+her- 2014 rads induced angiosarcoma, wide excision 2015 angio recurrence, rt mast. Lat flap, 1/3 flap went necrotic, skin graft leg to chest Seeing dr every 3 to 6 months.