Arm Spanx

Sexy Compression SleeveMy latest look?  A compression sleeve.

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.



  1. Seriously — not everyone can pull off lacy lingerie, Sharpie marker and a compression sleeve. You still got it, girl!

  2. Judy Watkins says:

    Arm Spanx – I think you’re on too something. Just think of all the possibilities of mass marketing this to us middle-aged and older ladies who’s arms sag and have lost their shape. We could all have arms like Michelle Obama if we wear these sleeves.


    P.S. You look great!