Ok so I feel bad for my lymphedema specialist, I am texting her asking her what to do for my cartoon looking hand. It has swelled up so much I hate it. She is having me remove the gauntlet which goes on my hand it looks like fingerless gloves. She said I may have to switch to a glove, ok let me say now come on can I not catch a break? I really do not want a glove on one hand all the time.
I was not supposed to go see her until Wednesday but because of the swelling in my hand she wants to see me tomorrow instead. I am going to go but I do not want to go back to the big compression wrap with foam. The sleeve is uncomfortable but it is much more comfortable than all the foam, with the foam I could only take it off when I was in her office. Having that one made it hard to sleep and this one is not too bad.
I kind of feel bad about complaining so much about this lymphedema stuff I mean it could be worse. I just hit my six year cancer free mark and that is amazing for me. I thought for sure this would not happen. Every six months when I get my blood work drawn and when they check for tumor markers I always get a little nervous ok a lot nervous. I have so many people who I went to school with have been diagnosed with cancer and many of them have had a recurrence so the fear is always there.
I have one high school classmate that at her four year check up was diagnosed with a recurrence and it has spread to her bones and other organs. So yes I feel bad about complaining about the lymphedema I am very grateful for still being cancer free and having these last six years with my husband and kids I am ready for another 40 !