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    Lymphedema?

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      I had two or three lymph nodes removed. I have not had pain or tingling but I do occasionally get a "full" feeling in that area. It was a friend, not a medical person, who recommended a sleeve and gauntlet when I fly so I asked the oncologist about that. The oncologist referred me to a physical therapist who specialized in lymphedema. The PT did massage and exercises and showed me how to do both. The PT office is also where I got the sleeve and gauntlet. I wear them when I fly. I also do not have blood draws from, blood pressure taken from, or vaccines given in that arm.

      TerriL, you said that when you have a colonoscopy you have them band your arm so they don't use it. What does that mean? Are they putting a wristband on? When I go for a colonoscopy I tell person after person not to use that arm. One time one of the nurses made a note in large letters and taped it to my bed.

      about 22 hours ago
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      Bug, When I’ve had procedures, nurses have put a big note at the top of the bed stating no sticks in right arm, Some medical facilities have a neon gauze sleeve which covered my entire arm and stated no sticks and I’ve worn that sleeve on my right arm. But I tell each person I see that as well as I’m being prepped.

      about 20 hours ago
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      @MarcieB, I hope you find out what's going on. I will be thinking of you.

      about 19 hours ago
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