Breathing and Lymphedema – my CDT homework 

Before I tell you about my homework, I want to take you back in time. These memories are what comes to mind when I think about diaphragmatic breathing.  When I was in the 4th grade, my Mother came home from work one day with an ad in the newspaper (yes, newspapers were still around back […]

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Food and Lymphedema

If you are NEW to Lymphedema and no one has told you that food is a potential trigger for swelling, it can definitely be a source for more inflammation. The catch is everyone is different, so the triggers are NOT the same for all. This concept is similar to someone eating chocolate and breaking out […]

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That Junk in My Trunk

Let’s talk about truncal Lymphedema, or what I like to call “That Junk in My Trunk.”  Hey, we have to laugh, right? 🙂 My Lovely Little Lumps -Fergie As of January 16, 2017, it has been a year since my truncal lymphedema diagnosis was confirmed.  The new lympheversary where I received yet another gift from the one that […]

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Lymphie Strong KT Taping for Lymphedema 

My homemade KT tape video, and my voice is sleepy and tired. It’s the first time I’ve gone public with this video outside of my own closed group. This was originally recorded on June 14, 2016 in the middle of the night. I couldn’t sleep, as I was several weeks into caring for my Lymphie […]

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The Tights Lady

Beyond how I maintain reduction, the other question I am most frequently asked is, “What kind of compression are you wearing?”  Back in the first week of August, I shared something that happened to me at the gym with some friends. Today I thought it would be the perfect intro to this blog post about […]

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Lymphedema Management Mini Starter Pack

Lymphedema Management Mini Starter Pack These tips were originally published in the Lymphedema Management Starter Pack.  However, to cut right to the chase, I have split the two blog posts to make it easier to read. Start with the basics and do this until you can get to a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.  The good news is you will […]

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Stay Lymphie Strong: Do’s and Don’ts

The biggest questions I now receive is “How do you maintain reduction?  What are your Do’s and Don’ts?” When you become a patient of a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), one of the first things they hand you, or should (EMPHASIS ON SHOULD) is a few handouts of the Do’s and Don’ts for lifelong Lymphedema Management.  In […]

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Making Peace with Lymphedema

  Really, I think Lymphedema is like dealing with any devastating news, especially a degenerative illness. You go through the 7 stages of grief: shock and denial pain and guilt anger and bargaining depression the turn around reconstruction acceptance Make peace with it and strive for the acceptance phase. Lymphedema is as damaging psychologically as […]

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Lymphedema Management Starter Pack

Hello there.  It’s me, Veronica.  If you are new to Lymphedema and need some advice on how to get started with treatment and the goal to reduce, this article is for you.  I have promised some of you that I would create an idea that I had for a starter pack. Well, here’s my take on […]

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