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      Topazcat

      I am a year out from treatment and this past fall (2012) my left arm started swelling. Saw PT for 8 weeks and was fitted for compression sleeve. My arm is swelling more now. Please share info that you find!

      almost 4 years ago
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      If haven't already seen a lymphedema specialist, please do so.

      As others have suggested, movement has been the key to keeping my lymphedema under control. I began strength training regularly with very light weights and very s-l-o-w-l-y increased them. The idea is to retrain your remaining lymph nodes to pick up the slack. Deep, chest-expanding breaths is good to stimulate the lymph nodes in the chest area.

      almost 4 years ago
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      islandlady

      The compression sleeve I wear seems to make my hand swell. I do weight lifting and aerobic exercises. I tried the fly fishing movements and they do seem to help. Should I stop wearing the sleeve? I have had it only a few weeks and ordered 2 of them.... and was told to were it 12 hours a day.

      almost 4 years ago