Tag Archives: Lymphedema

Just Whining

Nighttime¬† is not my favorite time. Sometimes I actually dread it. Most of us look forward to lying down in bed and getting our rest and our sleep which keeps us healthy and readies us for the next day. Me, … Continue reading

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I found my new chair!

I’ve been looking for a new office chair for work. Since I am partly handicapped, can’t stand or walk but a few steps at a time with a walker, I sit to work. So I “tool around” in my office … Continue reading

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Fighting depression today

I am partly handicapped which makes walking or standing difficult for me. To continue to work, I use a walker to walk from the kitchen into the garage to my car. When I get to work, I walk a few … Continue reading

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Aging Gracefully?

Over¬† the past 15 years, my knees have gradually deteriorated. I’ve progressed from cane to walker, to wheelchair. Since obesity ran in both sides of my family, and since my dad had knee replacement surgery, I assumed that also “ran … Continue reading

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Knee replacement surgery

Well, I’ve taken the first step in checking out my knees. They are permanently constricted..that is, they are in a bent position always; I can’t straighten my legs. I’m not sure how long they’ve been that way, several years at … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Most of us spent last thursday with family or friends eating turkey and giving thanks in the only national holiday set aside for that express purpose: to give thanks to God for what we have. I want to express some … Continue reading

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Shingles anyone?

I did my trip to the hospital. I did the Lymphedema Therapy 3 times a week. I finally finished that and began wearing compression hose to control the Lymphedema. First I tried compression leggings with knee hi hose on top. … Continue reading

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Life is Sometimes a Struggle

My husband has always been wide awake and cheerful from the moment he opens his eyes. It’s a gift. I’ve never been that way! When he said today, “Good morning! How are you doing today?” I said, “I’m grouchy!” He … Continue reading

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Cellulitis & Lymphedema

Life can change unexpectedly from one day to the next. About 2 months ago, I had a bout of cellulitis. When my right leg didn’t respond to antibiotics, and swelled to twice it’s normal size, I was admitted to the … Continue reading

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