In spite of my best efforts to prevent Lymphedema, about 5 months after finishing radiation, my arm visibly swelled during a dance performance. I had already been seeing a physical therapist preventatively, but increased my visits and spent two weeks doing compression wrapping to attempt to reduce the swelling (which did help some, but isn't a cure). I now wear a compression sleeve all day, every day, and one at night as well.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer interviewed me about living with Lymphedema. As I'm still trying to emotionally come to grips with what this means for me, I'm grateful for the opportunity to share my story. Read more about my experience on their blog:
Breast cancer survivor.