A peek behind the bandages…

Hey Lymphies, I’ve just uploaded two more videos to show you how my leg is looking and feeling- in the flesh! I think this is much better than photos because like this you can see the skin move and get a sense of the softness that is now present in my leg. I also just…

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Day 4 Post-Op

Okay, let me start by saying I could seriously hang out all day at Dr Beckers office. I had my follow up appointment today and arrived to a waiting room full of about 7 people. It’s a pretty interesting situation to find myself in … a room full of people with the same problem as me?!…

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Proactive treatment needed for lymphedema patients.

Here is a short journal article called Proactive treatment needed for lymphoedema patients which I found on this website:  http://www.journaloflymphoedema.com/ (You can register for free and receive journal articles relating to current studies and research of Lymphedema.) The article is straight to the point and asks a very important question: Why don’t healthcare systems contribute to early assessment,…

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Early Intervention is the KEY.

Aside from sharing with you the outcome of my VLNT operation, I’m really eager to share the discussion I had with Dr Becker following my operation. Let me start by saying that I’ve had quite a few surgeries in my lifetime for various things (two back operations for herniated discs, tonsils out, appendix out, wisdom teeth…

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Day 1 Post-Op

Howdy folks, It’s been a busy 24 hours but I’m pleased to report that the VLNT went very well and I am already back home resting a recovering. I was scheduled to stay two nights in the hospital but Dr Becker said I was okay to go home after the first night… so here we…

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Oui Oui, Paris.

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s with a mixture of great pleasure, excitement and nerves that I blog to you tonight. It’s the evening before my VLNT operation and I am totally ready to be sliced and diced by Professor Becker. I arrived in Paris this afternoon and have already made myself quite at home at…

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Insurance blow

Hey everyone, Its so hard to get on here and blog with two little babies nipping at my heels all day! I’ve been wanting to share some news about the insurance coverage of my operation… not good news at all. The VLNT operation costs around 15,000 euros in total which is broken down as follows:…

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7 weeks with no MLD!

Last week I had my first physiotherapy appointment back home in the south of France since about 7 weeks. Yes, it’s been that long since I had MLD done and it feels wrong! I was looking forward to seeing my physio to give her the good news about my surgery, show her my MRI scans…

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