Lori had surgery on 29th May in New York under Drs Becker and Vasile. Lori travelled from California to have this surgery, having investigated other Doctors, she found she was happiest with their protocol. She wrote to me before the surgery that this was her last hope!
Lori says:- “Ugg! It’s over! I have lymphedema in my leg. The surgery was a success! Lots more healing though..and therapy. I had a team of four docs working on me.. They cut into my arm pit and removed a flap..don’t know how many nodes. They cut on the right side of my leg, almost where my pants seam would go and above my knee, about a 4 1/2 inch incision and placed the harvested new nodes. My doctor told me that as soon as she cut open my leg lymphatic fluid gushed out! When I woke up from the four hour surgery my arm felt like it had been broken..the pain was intense and sooo sore. I couldn’t move it. My leg however..was without pain! The incision didn’t even hurt! I had lots of numbness around my knee and down my leg and the right side of my ankle… no feeling at all. I had drains in my arm for a week and my leg for four days.” Lori
Lori is now home and we hope to hear some more updates of her progress, she is hoping to return to swimming as soon as possible.
Thanks for sharing this with us as everyone has a different experience.. If you would like to share your story please email me at >firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment to contact you… Helen