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Topic: Wearing compression sleeve

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

Posted on: Oct 25, 2019 12:16PM

SharonMH wrote:

Hi, I have just developed lymphedema in my arm. I have a call into the Physical Therapist, but there is a long wait time to be seen. I do have a compression sleeve, should I put it on or wait until I see the PT. Is there anything I should do until I can get seen?SharonMH

Dx 8/10/2009, ILC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, 14/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 25, 2019 02:33PM MinusTwo wrote:

Sharon: See if one of your docs can get you in sooner and be sure it's an LE trained PT. They first thing they teach you is MLD - to move the fluid. I don't know about a sleeve first. I'm sure someone else who knows more will answer soon. In the meantime, check out this thread that was developed with lots of input from BCO members.

Hugz has posted a good Tai Chi exercise you could do to move lymph fluid. Check the threads in the LE forum. You can put your hands together in a yoga 'prayer' position, elbows out to the sides and rhythmically press & release your fingers & palm together. If you read some of the threads you'll also see that pumping your arm up & making a fist if often good. Do it several times in a row. Good luck

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Oct 25, 2019 05:42PM SharonMH wrote:

Thank you for getting back to me. I will call and see if they can get me in sooner. Shar

Dx 8/10/2009, ILC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, 14/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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