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Apr 9, 2012 03:39AM
Apr 9, 2012 03:40AM
Becky, I wanted to back up and congratulate you on feeling a sense of new normal. That really is a big deal! And, you had a great walk at the dam!
Carol, great going with the gardening, DVD, and walking. Hope catching up on sleep is the cure for your achy arm.
Catherine, sounds like a difficult setting to practice MLD this weekend. Sorry you are having some new pain and swelling. My recent new swelling with my arm was focused mainly in the forearm area, so I feel your pain.
Didn't post the past two days, but I deserve credit! Day before yesterday, compression all day, 550 steps, 200 bounces with arms straight up, trunk MLD at bed. Yesterday morning I did node clearing, compression all day, 550 steps, 200 bounces, and full MLD after. Really pushing myself to get totally back on board.
This morning I did MLD. I have my workout clothes on, ready to take a walk, and guess what? FedEx just delivered my custom sleeve and glove! I was so excited that I tried the glove on, and . . . Oh, my word! It fits like a dream! The part above my wrist feels snug, but not too snug, but I am wondering what it will feel like with the sleeve. So happy to have a glove with fingers that extend to just above the nail bed! I know, it's a small thing, but I have been pulling on the fingers of the other gloves, and all it does is stretch them out. I guess I better try the sleeve before I get completely jazzed.
Yesterday I bought three delicates bags for laundering compression and arm wrapping stuff. Will probably sew small channels for the finger gauze. Can't recall who suggested this idea, but I really appreciate!
"Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself." ~ George Bernard Shaw
11/13/2007, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-