Lymphedemia - Texgal

Other Care Associated with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal. Posted on September 7, 2012 View this journey (9 Experiences)

About a year after my mastectomy, I noticed swelling in my arm and hand on my affected side. In July I had flown for the first time, wore an arm compression but had some swelling in my hand so I purchased an hand glove when I landed. The swelling subsided after that trip. My arm and hand began swelling at Thanksgiving of the same year. I had begun some exercises so the weights could have contributed but we don't know. I began lymphedemia massages on a regular basis and wore an arm compression during the day for over a year. This year I have reduced using the arm compression to only when I am doing repetitive movement and using both the arm and hand compression whenever I fly. I still feel constriction in my upper arm and I do self-massage to contribute to lymph movement.

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