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Topic: GRRRRRRRRR I HATE LE..........

Forum: Lymphedema —

Lymphedema is swelling that can develop in the arm, hand, breast, or torso as a side effect of breast cancer surgery and/or radiation therapy. Lymphedema can appear in some people during the months or even years after treatment ends.

Lymphedema usually develops slowly, and you may feel an unusual sensation — such as tingling or numbness — that comes and goes before any visible swelling occurs. Other symptoms include achiness, feelings of fullness or heaviness, puffiness or swelling, and decreased flexibility in the hand, arm, chest, breast, or underarm areas. Tell your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. Early treatment of lymphedema is important.

Learn more about how to lower your risk of lymphedema and how to manage it if you've been diagnosed.

Intro medically reviewed by: Brian Wojciechowski, M.D.
Last review date: November 22, 2020

Posted on: Oct 14, 2010 10:56PM

Estepp wrote:

EVERYONE can tell I have it... my arm just looks so fat..... I have been to.... and going back to.... therapy..... with a LE specialist... I wrap... I wear compression garments when flying.. exercising... BLAH BLAH BLAH......

I do it all, and I do it right. As a Stylist..... I was told... My job was a good profession to be in as it will help my lymphatic flow.... well....... MY FREAKIN' body... MY personal LE gets MUCH WORSE when I work........

I have to vent this....this is just such an angry spot... such a bad thing.....

If I change the way I dress..... if I do not work in my field...... if if if......................... my LE is ok.

REALLY????????????????????

I pray for a cure for this... I PRAY we all can get NODE replacement SOON... PLEASE allow science to figure out a way to REPLACE our nodes.. SOON.

I would rather have chemo all over again... than deal with LE.

Just a post.... to vent.... for ALL OF US. I do not need a pat on the back here sisters.. I need you ALL to get mad with me....... Post YOUR pain in this trip we call LE.......

We are the Ta Ta Sisterhood! Her2+ BC is what I had.... and yes sisters.. I had lymph node involvement...Plus Radiation AND Implant only Reconstruction. DX 6/25/08
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Mar 14, 2020 02:27PM SuQu31 wrote:

Thank you, BlueGirlRedState, for the tips and links. Interesting to know that about Medicare. What in the world is that? Are we miraculously cured once we reach 65????? I do have coverage for two sleeves per year now, but they are still expensive. I think I likely would be covered for a pump, but don’t think I am at that point yet.

What would I do without this site and all you wonderful women?

Re-excision for close anterior margin 10 days after BMX. Dx 10/31/2018, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Dx 12/10/2018, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 12/10/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap Surgery 12/20/2018 Surgery 9/13/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Mar 14, 2020 08:39PM MinusTwo wrote:

If my LEPT - associated with a major hospital - orders my sleeve & gauntlets and I pick them up from her, Medicare pays for them.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Mar 15, 2020 11:38AM MsPrecious wrote:

Please my flexitouch pneumatic pump doesn't pump the lower half of the breast where the swelling is more concentrated neither does it pump the axilla. I have trunk and upper limb garment. The trunk is working fine even though I noticed that it works more on the groin of the unaffected side than that of the affected side. The chest garment is always hard to put on for it to lay flat on the shoulder and touch the upper chest. I don't want the unaffected breast to be pumped but that's what the pump does. Two trainers from the company tried to help set it up but I know something still isn't right. I called the helpline but nothing came out of it. Please any suggestion to make it work on my breast and for it not to stimulate the normal breast? I watched videos about how to put it on but the garments used in the demos doesn't look exactly like mine.

Thank you.

Dx 3/2019, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IB, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 3/31/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/31/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 9/30/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Immunotherapy Immunotherapy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
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Mar 15, 2020 03:50PM MinusTwo wrote:

Sorry - I don't know anything about the pumps. Hopefully someone w/more experience will come along soon.

Still - what difference would it make if lymph is also being moved in the unaffected breast? I can't imagine that would do any harm.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Mar 16, 2020 03:46PM Vargadoll wrote:

I'm flexitouch and now so this is a voice message. I wear my swell spot wrap under my arm piece. My lymphedema therapist instructed me to do that and it works quite well . Check with yours first though .

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come" Proverbs 31:25 Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/13/2017 Breast Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy
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Mar 16, 2020 08:41PM BlueGirlRedState wrote:

SuQu31 - I do not know anything about Medicare and how/if it works with my private insurance. Do not know even who to ask, and it probably varies with each private insurance. You think it would be a simple question, but nothing is simple about insuarnace. I have 2 1/2 years to figure it out, and it could change by then. LE therapist strongly advisedme to stock up on sleeves/gloves while private still covering some of the cost. I think I get 2 pairs /year. For some dumb reason I am onky allowed to pick kup one sleeve or one glove at a time, because that is what insurance requires. I can go back the very next day and get another one. She said Medicare does not cover sleeves/gloves, but I think she said it does pay for some LE therapy. She said the pump should last for years. Hopefully there are not other quirks with how Medicare and private interact.

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Mar 16, 2020 08:44PM BlueGirlRedState wrote:

Minustwo - can you give the details of how your LE therapist orders for a patient and has MEdicare cover them. My LE is associated with a major hospital and has Medicare patients. I'm sure she would help them by doing this if she knew how.

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Mar 16, 2020 09:41PM MinusTwo wrote:

BlueGirl - Essentially you are correct. I am on traditional medicare - which of course if different from the advantage plans. I was able to get a couple of compression bras paid for in the beginning. I had a prescription with the proper medicare code and Nordstroms billed Medicare.

I'm sorry I don't know how it worked that my LEPT ordered sleeves & gauntets & gave them to me with no billing. She was associated with a major hospital and I think probably the hospital just ate the cost and gave me the sleeves twice a year. I haven't seen her in several years so no way to ask, but when I got my last pair she said they were told I'd probably start getting a bill for the sleeves. Even at that, I wouldn't have cared because she measured so carefully each time.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Apr 26, 2020 11:17PM Bird-of-light wrote:

are you okay

Dx 4/13/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 6/7/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 7/13/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/14/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Apr 27, 2020 01:36PM - edited Apr 27, 2020 06:14PM by Beesie

Post deleted since spammer's post I was responding to has been removed.

“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke
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Apr 27, 2020 05:43PM MinusTwo wrote:

I'm having trouble with this thread opening at the header instead of the last post. Also it shows there's one un-read message, which is not true. So I thought I'd post to see if it would break the 'jinx' before I sent the MODS a PM.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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May 10, 2020 02:29PM Vargadoll wrote:

Happy Mother’s Day! Wearease has 30% off with the code MOM30 good until midnight! I ordered 3

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come" Proverbs 31:25 Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/13/2017 Breast Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy
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May 12, 2020 10:01PM - edited May 12, 2020 10:01PM by MsPrecious

Please has anyone seen improvement of breast lymphedema with dry skin brushing? I would like to know if it truly works. I just ordered some brush from Amazon.

Dx 3/2019, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IB, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 3/31/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/31/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 9/30/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Immunotherapy Immunotherapy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
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May 12, 2020 10:04PM Vargadoll wrote:

I have never tried the dry brushing. Let us know how it works

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come" Proverbs 31:25 Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/13/2017 Breast Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy
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May 13, 2020 09:54AM JO-5 wrote:

I have been afraid to even try dry brushing because my skin is so dry and fragile. Even a tiny scrape might cause cellulitis for me. I have used a soft wash cloth rung out as dry as possible, and also sometimes put cream on my hands and rub it into my hands really well until they are almost dry. Those two methods seem to keep the hands from just sliding over my arm and abdomen....and helps push the skin better.

Let us know how the brushing goes.

I'm still not having any luck getting the LE down in my right side abdomen where I had the mastectomy and lat flap. At least it is not getting worse.

Joanne

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.
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May 13, 2020 11:40AM Binney4 wrote:

Jo, are you using any kind of abdominal compression? So frustrating!

Hugs,
Binney

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May 13, 2020 11:50PM JO-5 wrote:

Binney,

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.

Joanne

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.
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May 14, 2020 12:08PM MinusTwo wrote:

Jo - so sorry you couldn't get a Covid test. I agree, they certainly aren't available. Hope your daughter can get a test if only to rule out Covid so they can move forward with some kind of treatment. Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. Oh the joys of LE on top of everything else!!!

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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May 14, 2020 02:08PM Binney4 wrote:

Jo, the beauty of the Lebed program is you can start easy, and even just the 15-minute opening helps with moving fluid if used consistently. I too quit it, with no excuse anywhere near as compelling as yours. Just got tired of doing it. I've started back now and I'm finding it helpful (also nice because I no longer feel guilty about NOT doing it!) Hopefully I can continue to hang in there with it, since I do much better when I'm consistent.

The COVID test situation is certainly confusing, no? All this talk of how available it is, and still no way to get it. Hopefully that will soon be remedied, since it's crucial to being able to track the spread (or lack thereof, for those who are boundlessly optimistic) as so many of us venture back out into the world. (Not me, though--I'm planning to stay as locked-down as possible. Fighting the virus is all about the immune system, and after both BC and LE I don't trust mine!)

Hugs, and stay well,
Binney

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May 15, 2020 11:10PM JO-5 wrote:

Binney,

My plan is start the Lebeds tomorrow. I will try to get through the first 15 minutes but not every rep. Some of the arm stretches cause my back scar to spasm. I have managed to lose 2 pounds this week, and have worn the compression 3 days....so a slow start but a start.

I do not expect to ever get a Covid 19 test but would like to get an antibody test.....except they say some do not make antibodies so it would look like you never had the virus. I am about 95% sure I had it, but no way to prove it....and even if I had antibodies there is no way to know if I will be immune or nor. So like so many of you ... I'll just have to not know.

I have pretty much been locked down since March 13. I have been to the grocery and drug store (with mask smothering me) but didn't stay long....just in and out. But HURRAY! I got my hair done today. My hairdresser has a shop in her home and only has one chair so never has but one customer at a time and she was a clean freak before all this. I was comfortable being there.

God bless and prayers you stay well.

Joanne

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.
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May 16, 2020 10:56AM Binney4 wrote:

Jo, you rock! Great slow start, and I find it so hard to start slow. When I screw up the determination to get back on track with exercise I want to go all-in and have to stop myself and rethink moving forward carefully. Never easy to balance all this. I've been wondering a lot how the depression/frustration of the current world health crisis is affecting all of us lymphers, since it takes some "oomph" to do a good job of self-care, and that can be hard to come by when we're faced with worries like the present, so you're an inspiration!

Aw, getting your hair done is a real lift. So glad you could do it safely and comfortably.

Onward (gently)! And hugs,
Binney


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May 17, 2020 03:37PM Jinx27 wrote:

Does anyone have any experience with Lymphedivas?? I measured myself at home and ordered a glove and sleeve. I moved some furniture around and now my underarm is throbbing with pain. Silly me...


Dx 9/8/2015, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/36 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/17/2015 Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap Chemotherapy 1/1/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 8/29/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 17, 2020 11:01PM MsPrecious wrote:

Hi Jinx27,

I wear juzo sleeves and mediven gloves. I feel you need to go to mastectomy and prosthetics fitters in the hospital to get measured accurately and then you can be buying it on your own. In addition, I think lymphdivas is the company that makes garments with prints on them. I assume those garments are the soft type and depending on how you are feeling, you may or may not need it. I can't wear soft ones for now. Please elevate the hand while waiting for the garments to arrive. Hope you feel better soon.

Dx 3/2019, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IB, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 3/31/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/31/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 9/30/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Immunotherapy Immunotherapy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
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May 17, 2020 11:05PM MinusTwo wrote:

Jinx - do you have an LE/PT you can call to discuss this?

If not, I think Lymphadivas is a reputable company. Maybe you could call them.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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May 18, 2020 10:01AM HersheyKiss wrote:

Jinx, I alternate between Juzo and Lymphedivas sleeves. An LE therapist did my initial measurements, so I order online based on those figures. Lymphedivas has an online measuring guide as well as customer support specialists to assist with proper measurements. As MinusTwo wrote, give them a call.

Lymphedivas sleeves are available in patterns as well as solid colors. For summertime wear, I much prefer the sleeves from Lymphedivas. On hot days, Juzo sleeves feel like heavy bandages to me.

Dx 3/1/2017, ILC, Left, 2cm, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 19, 2020 04:24PM BlueGirlRedState wrote:

Jinx27 - it is important to get the right fit and compression. I do not known anything about brands. The lymphedema therapist sent the request to my oncologist for the order (maybe an insurance requirement ?). She also thought it was important to have the Prosthetics/Orthotics seller measure for a proper fit and recomendation (there are different kinds, off the shelf, and custom, something called knit). I wear Juzzo 30-40 compression sleeve, and Mediven 30-40 glove, She likes the Mediven glove better than Juzzo's because the finger extends to the second joint. Lisa, at the store, also had tricks/suggestions for getting the sleeve on, and reparing small tears/holes (use fingernail polish so it does not continue tearing.

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May 30, 2020 07:46PM fishingal68 wrote:

Hi all,

What is your experience with cellulitis?

I've had lymphedema for over a year & I have been extremely careful with my affected arm. When I woke up this morning, I knew something was wrong. It was hot, heavy, and had a swollen, red spot (looks like a bug bite). After I cussed a little, I got on Teladoc and had a prescription for antibiotics called in. The Teladoc told me to wear my compression sleeve & 'use my arm' like normal, but to not use my lymphedema pump for 48 hours. He said if it worsened, I needed to go to ER immediately for IV therapy.

Since I live by a lake and it is summertime, I know I am going to have to be very cautious. What do you all do to stay well?

Thanks!

Dx 9/7/2017, DCIS/IDC/IDC: Cribriform, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 10/9/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/9/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/16/2018 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 5/14/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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May 31, 2020 11:59AM LindaKR wrote:

I had a very bad case last fall, and did end up hospitalized, have been seeing my LE therapist regularly since. The rule is DO NOT wear compression until completely headless it can spread the infection, I was told to rest as much as possible, and keep my infected arm elevated above my heart. I was in the hospital for a week, it blew up to critical within a couple of hours of being seen and starting antibiotics (1st dose was a shot in the bum) in the walk in clinic. I was on oral antibiotics for almost 2 months after coming out of the hospital, I had to take them the skin on my arm pretty much returned to normal, then for 48 hours after that. My arm is much larger ever since, and I had to get all new compression garments. Mine was actually caused by poorly fitting sleeve and glove, plus traveling to a much higher, much warmer elevation...then when there I over worked my arm even. Call you lymph therapist for their recommendations.


Modified Radical MX w/axillary dissection; 6xTCH, Hercpetin for a year, Rads, trying 3rd AI Aromasin. No Reconstruction. Lymphedema. Dx 3/19/2010, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 5/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 4/2/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 5/15/2010 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/15/2010 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/25/2010 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 31, 2020 03:03PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

I've had one mild case of cellulitis where I had a swollen, painful, red area with no fever. I needed just one round of oral antibiotics. For prevention I keep my skin moisturized and covered to avoid sun and bug bites. I use an antibiotic cream whenever I find any sort of skin breakage.

After recovering from cellulitis, the area was clearly fibrotic. Consistent use of a new Mobiderm sleeve softened the tissue. My LE therapist recommended it.

https://www.thuasne.com/en/mobiderm-autofit-sleeve


"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC Left IIIC 10/11 nodes ER+PR+HER2-, 12/2015 Left Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane, 12/2019 Ibrance/Xgeva
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May 31, 2020 06:41PM MinusTwo wrote:

Thanks for that link. This Mobiderm sleeve looks interesting.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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