Summer 2017: The Lymphedema Edition.

Happy Saturday Everyone! Today is all about markets, buying locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables and spending time with the family… a typical Saturday at our place! I wanted to share with you all an article I wrote and just published on the My Lymph website– it’s all about Summer 2017 fashions and making it…

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VIDEO: Dr Corinne Becker and VLNT

Hey Folk, I wanted to share this great little video that has been made about Lymph Node Transfer and follows two specific patients of my surgeon, Dr Corinne Becker. The results of the young girl speak for themselves. Truly incredible. I’m not suggesting that everyone will have this same result following a LNT, because we…

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SAPL Surgery – the second step!

Hey all, Gosh its been a while since I did an update on the blog; but not much has happened up until recently. (If you want more regular news from me, its best to follow me on Instagram @lymphosaurs_rex) I recently went to Paris for “stage two” of my Lymphedema surgery plan and had a…

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Bandaging Basics

Check out this little video I made to explain some bandaging basics! I’ve demonstrated how I bandage my leg and the materials I use. Maybe I will update this in the future, once I have completed by intensive bandaging sessions next month… but for now, press play 🙂 Ps: YES I have shorts on! NO…

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8 months post-op

  Hi everyone, It’s been 2 months since my last blog and lots has happened in between now and then. These last two months have really been an emotional rollercoaster for a variety of reasons. I’ve been very immersed in my own little Lymphedema world, researching, learning more and more (and also being disappointed with the lack of…

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New night garment- Jobst Relax.

Wearing a compression stocking 24/7 is generally the pits. Anyone with Lymphedema can vouch for that. Day compression is different to night compression, which can present various issues for those of us still trying to figure this whole darn lympie life shizzle out. For me, night time compression has been a real pain in the butt. Sometimes…

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6 months post-surgery

Hey all, We have arrived at the 6 month mark following my Lymph Node Transfer in May. It just so happens that Dr Becker was in my neighbourhood this week (yes, random I know!) and we took the occasion to catch up and check out the fatty leg. Firstly, its still too early to see…

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Fibralign Announces Enrollment Initiated for Stanford-Led Clinical Trial for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema

This is a really interesting article which talks about the next exciting step in Lymphedema Surgery. I really like the sounds of what they are doing. My surgeon discussed this technique with me recently and she believed it was the  next step for surgery and sounded promising. Fingers crossed. UNION CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fibralign Corporation announced that…

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Ex-Perth model receives revolutionary micro-surgery to fix Lymphedema.

I’ve seen a few different versions of my news article floating around on the internet and I have to say that they differ GREATLY from the words used in the original text that was approved to go out for the article. Why must the media exaggerate and twist stories, particularly ones that are trying to bring…

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