Sharing this heart felt account of living with Lymphedema … It is so important for people to understand the impact it has on our lives … Thanks
It’s the side effect that’s barely mentioned. A whisper in passing by the surgeon and radiation oncologist. Spoken nonchalantly as if not talking about it means it won’t happen. But many of us know that this is not the case.
Today it was announced that the U.S. Senate unanimously voted that March 6th will be World Lymphedema Day. This landmark decision is the first step in bringing awareness to this awful condition. I wanted to use this opportunity to not only tell you all about lymphedema but how it has impacted my life.
Lymphedema can happen to anyone who has lymph nodes removed during their mastectomy, a sentinel lymph node biopsy or radiation to the area. I’m not even talking about those who are born with or develop the condition as part of a hereditary trait or those who get it as a result of another bodily trauma.
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