Update from Loretta

imageI’m doing well I keep saying I owe you an update but time flies by! I was at my therapist yesterday and she measured me and I am smaller than the last which was in September. Overall much smaller than before the surgery.😊My thigh is “normal ” but where he implanted the nodes in my calf is a little bigger. You would have to look hard at my leg to see the difference.
I stopped wearing a tribute at night and decreased my stocking compression to a class 1 from a 3, BUT I still wear my ready wrap on top of the stocking.
The end of January I am scheduled for my one year MRA and beginning of February a Lymphocintigraphy, excited to see how my babies are performing!! I see my surgeon after the testing.
Hopefully he will tell me to get rid of the wrap and start with a higher compression stocking to make up for the loss of the wrap.
All in all the surgery seems to be working for me and hopefully I continue to see results.
You can share this on your site and if anyone would like to contact me I would be happy to speak to them.

This is a link to her previous post at time of surgery

https://lymphnodetransplant.wordpress.com/2016/03/12/the-unwelcome-guest-part-two/

Even though there are not many new posts this blog is always being monitored and someone can answer questions …love to hear your stories always ..plus I reblog any interesting posts from others on lymphedema…

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8 thoughts on “Update from Loretta

  1. I would like to know where did u do it, your doctor ‘s name and what state in usa. I would like to do it too, my foot make me crazy and sad.

  2. Dr korine becker , when are u gonna be in ny , oi would like to see u for my left leg lymphodema, please Dr korinne or refer me to to another Doctor in USA thank u in advance ! Dr

  3. I have had lympedema since puberty. After reading about this blog I decided to pursue surgery. I had a lymphocintigraphy. I was told the test took at least 8-10 hours. The tech told me he had never done the test before. I was there 3 hours. They said the test was normal. Now I’m told I’m not a candidate for surgery. I’m heartbroken. I am considering making an appointment out of state (Dr. Chang) for a second opinion. I’m afraid my insurance will not cover it. I see a therapist 2 times a week but I would love to have my legs improve.

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