This is an update from Kimber the night before she is due to have two Lymph Node Transplants to treat her Primary Lymphedema. Kimber promised to keep us updated through this process and so I share the latest post with you. This is a link to her first post in case you have not read it https://lymphnodetransplant.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/i-have-had-primary-lymphedema-since-i-was-six-years-old/
I am sure that I can say from all of us that we wish Kimber all the best and may she come through this with flying colours. Thank you so much for allowing us to share your journey in the quest for better outcomes for those with Lymphedema….
“Just a quick update as it’s the night before my first transplant. It’s almost midnight and I can’t sleep due to the ton of emotions and nerves that I’m currently feeling. About two weeks ago I received a call from Dr. Vasile asking if I was willing to have two lymph node transplants instead of one. At first I was hesitate but after we spoke at length I agreed to do it. So, tomorrow at 7:30am I’m having the first transplant along with a de-balking procedure on my right leg. Then on Tuesday I will have the second transplant on my left knee. I know this is a lot to have done in a 24 hour span but I’m completely up for it and feel it’s in my best interest. I’m excited for what I believe could potentially change my life in a much positive way.
More importantly, I have drawn so much strength from all the support I’ve been receiving. From words of encouragement to people who follow Helen’s website along with my family and friends. I’ve never felt so loved and humbled in my entire life. It makes me feel even more confident about these procedures. I promise to post another update in a couple of days. So, let’s hope and pray I can get this lymph nodes up and running the way they should have always been from the start :)”