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Sep 19, 2021 01:38PM
Sep 19, 2021 01:39PM
When I read your first post in this discussion, I took a double-take. It could have been written by me. I've been experiencing the same thing in my left arm to elbow for a few weeks.
I saw my oncologist last week and she didn't seem concerned. She said it was a swollen tendon. She didn't mentioned cording, which I never heard of before.
It is now hardly swollen or giving me much pain. I didn't do a thing, or use anything like a sleeve.
I know that each of our needs should be addressed appropriately on the advice of our doctor or other cancer specialist so listen to what they say.
After I asked the doctor to take a look, she said the swelling in my feet and ankles is lymphedema. Although she briefly mentioned elevating my legs, compression socks and massage she didn't specifically recommend anything. I assume because she considers these mild. I do elevate my feet above my heart for an hour or two a day (based on the advice of my sister who has Severe lymphedema).
These are the first negative conditions I've had since my surgery.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer on on April 2018 and had a lumpectomy June 11, 2018, followed by about three weeks of radiation. I'm taking Arimidex (anastrozole).
...now on to reading more about lymphedema and cording.
I wish you well Dani444!
"You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,” said the Lion. – C. S. Lewis
4/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+, HER2+
6/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left
10/13/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)