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time again to check yourself or someone you love for signs of breast cancer
i'm late with my reminder + update, because my right arm was tightly bandaged 24/7 for a 2-week lymphedema decongesting treatment. i had to go to the hospital monday through friday for lymph massage, a shower + bandaging. they removed 1" of lymph fluid from the circumference of my upper right arm. gross, i know, but i am sooo happy to have that done + see my arm look + feel close to what it looked like before my mastectomy + lymph node surgery. i learned how to bandage my arm + hands to the fingers in intricate compression wrap using 4 bandages. i have to daily lymphatic massage , wear a compression sleeve + glove during the day, + bandages at night, unless i'm swimming, because water exerts pressure.
mod*tot's birthday party + her nursery school carnival were this weekend + they were both awesome + she had a fantastic time. we are so lucky to have such wonderful friends + neighbors! i'm sorting through pics to post.
now i'm going to catch up on my blog giveaways, but i'm also on the 3rd week of an 8-week workshop to learn to destress with meditation, plus i have physical therapy almost every day, so bare with me please :)
get breast cancer information at breastcancer.org
illustration: bo lundberg
by ~mod*mom~ at 21.5.08 Â©
Did you ever get my address? I won a giveaway and sent my address.
Hope things even out for you a bit. Take good care of yourself and mod*tot!
I'm a new follower... Didn't know you had breast cancer. What caused the fluid buildup in your arm? Trhe surgery? Thanks for the friendly reminder, and I hope that things keep improving by leaps and bounds for you!!!
Oh yeh, here's my email firstname.lastname@example.org
You have so much do deal with ModMom. I love your spirit (and your giveaways)LOL
thank you for the encouragement pals!
I love that you can talk so freely about health issues. I too am able to talk freely about my own health problems, hospitalizations and surgeries, and I must tell you that I HATED those compression sleeves more than ANYTHING. I've had to wear them during a 4 year period while I had 50+ surgeries, and those things itched so bad. I wasn't supposed to take them off my legs, but I would do anything to get them off; Forcing myself out of bed directly after surgery, make a deal with the night nurse, push the morphine button and fall asleep... thank god for that button. ;)
Take your time Mod*MOM and take care of yourelf first. We'll be here.
Wow honey, that's quite a couple of weeks.