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May 13, 2020 11:50PM
I did wear a light weight compression garment today. I am going to wear that for a few days and hopefully can graduate to the tighter one. My therapist told me that massage might not get this down. A lot of it .. in fact probably most of it... is the results of the lat flap. As my back scar healed it has pulled the skin on that side until my navel is about an inch and a half to the right of my body. Most of the swelling is on that side from my back scar almost to the center of my abdomen. Massage just does not help. I think I could rub it all day long and it would not make any difference. Many ladies that had the lat flap have swollen abdomens. I see that some that just had mastectomies also have larger abdomens. What is that about....anyone know?
I'm having a hard time keeping my weight down.....and I don't know if it is actual weight or fluid. My arm (deer fly bite last year) is doing fair. I can keep it down with massage. It is not all the way down, but she told me it probably never would be.....but it is not red, and is not near as big as it was.
I am going to get really serious with the diet and see if that helps....plus start the Lebeds again.
I stopped Lebeds because since March 13 I have not felt well. It started with sore throat, cough, all the symptoms of Covid except chest pain and fever. Since then it has gone from all that to digestive, terrible fatigue, headache, sinus, (all the things that they have now added as possible symptoms.) I could not get a Covid test anywhere, because of no fever and chest pain.
I still have the fatigue but can do some Lebeds, and am feeling better.
Have any of you felt that you might have had the virus and not able to get a test? In Ohio you almost have to be at deaths door to get tested, while they keep telling how many tests are being given and are available. My daughter is very ill and has coughed for weeks, and a dr told her on the phone that she did not have Covid. How can she say that when folks with no symptoms test positive.
Well, I got way off subject but.....but wanted to explain why I have not been massaging, wearing compression, and exercising.
Everyone....be well and keep up you massages, and compression, exercise.
IDC 04 Stage 1 Grd 3 no nodes Lumpectomy rads plus boosts ER+PR+HER- AI 5 yr 2014 secondary angiosarcoma from rads lumpectomy recurrence 1 yr Mastectomy with lat flap 1/2 flap went necrotic skin graft to center of chest.