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Topic: Left arm swelling

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 01:56PM

Veeder14 wrote:

I have a great hand therapist who is an OT that I went to see today. She said my arm down to my elbow was already swelling and after she straightened out my shoulder/neck the swelling went right down. I'll be going for treatment 2x/week until and if I have radiation out of town. She said I don't need a sleeve right now, it's too early and hopefully she can get the swelling down permanently. Maybe one for flying though.

Dx 1/2/2018, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/25/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/7/2018 Hormonal Therapy 6/30/2018
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Feb 14, 2018 01:14AM hugz4u wrote:

awesome. Just remember to be vigilant with watching for symptoms because you can’t get rid of le unless it’s early stage. You will have to be careful for life so it doesn’t progress.

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Feb 14, 2018 01:31PM Veeder14 wrote:

Thanks hugz4u,

Yes, I'm keeping track of this. Good news is that the swelling didn't reform overnight.

Dx 1/2/2018, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/25/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/7/2018 Hormonal Therapy 6/30/2018

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