After a week of radiation, my left arm is swelling and the cords - nearly gone a week ago – are prominent again.
According to the wonderful therapists at Turning Point, wearing a sleeve at the first sign of lymphedema lowers the risk of it becoming a chronic condition. I’ll wear it morning to bedtime, every day, at least through the end of treatment. If my hand swells, I get to add a fingerless glove.
Assuming it’s temporary makes it less of a big deal (although I’m not nearly as happy about it as I look in this photo).
Dr. Torres confirmed 25 treatments. So, 20 more to go.