Combining Surgical Approaches to Effectively Treat Lymphedema

Dr. Jay Granzow presents – “Combining Surgical Approaches to Effectively Treat Lymphedema” Dr. Granzow is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is a premier specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema. I highly recommend watching this video about surgical approaches to Lymphedema. It’s presented by Dr Jay Granzow, who is one of the best…

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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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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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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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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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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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