Q. I definitely want to avoid lymphedema. Is there anything I can do to ward it off, or is lymphedema totally random? A. The very best thing you can do to help prevent lymphedema is to make sure you get full range of motion back in your arm, whether after surgery or radiation. Favoring the arm on your affected side, hunching your shoulder protectively, being too stiff to stretch your arm up over your head and around towards your back–these are all things that will make it easier for lymphedema to gain a foothold. I have a friend who’s a physical therapist specializing in lymphedema treatment. In fact, we became close as she gave me daily massages to relieve my own swollen arm. (Just as getting a tummy tuck is the silver lining of a tram flap reconstruction, a daily massage is the big plus of having lymphedema!) This friend says that women who’ve had surgery, particularly a mastectomy with lymph node removal (even if just a single node) need physical thera...
I am having right side head pain, a dull heavy pain that comes on and wont go away for hours, it comes and goes....I have no idea what it could be. Pls help I have been having this for a while now, it hurts so bad it causes a burning sensation down my face. Kelly.
Have you seen a doctor? Seriously, why would you trust strangers to diagnose you via the Internet? That could be quite dangerous.
The symptoms you describe could be some kind of headache disorder, but they could also be symptoms of other issues, some of them quite serious.
As much as we'd like to help you, what you need is for someone to diagnose your headache and recommend treatment, and that can't be done via the Internet. The only person who can safely answer your question is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examinat...
My name is Doug, and this is the story of my wife Keri Haberstroh. Keri was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 at the age of 25. This is an update on Keri's first radiation treatment, after we learned that her cancer had spread . Subject: One Down Sent: Monday, April 3, 2006 2:08 PM Hi Everyone, Just thought I'd write to let you all know that the first treatment went well this morning. I was in and out in about half an hour. The actual treatment only takes a couple of minutes, but the set up takes a little longer. I don't feel anything and I don't see anything. The machine makes a buzzing sound and that's how I know when they are doing the radiation. They do my right hip first then my left hip. When the machine turns to do my left hip it's kind of cool what I get to look at because they screwed in a part on the machine that looks like a smiley face. So I get to end with a smile looking at me. Then I'm all don...
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