Emotional Well-being

  • Hey, just wanted to share with you all a book that I discovered through a place called LYMPHEDEMA PRODUCTS, LLC.  (http://www.lymphedemaproducts.com) that focuses upon the emotional well-being of a lymphedema patient, as well as family/friends/caregivers of the lymphedema patient.  I have just read a few chapters here and there (it's not necessarily designed to be read from beginning to end), but I am finding it very useful and probably every lymphedema patient needs to read this at some point in time.

    OVERCOMING THE EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES OF LYMPHEDEMA

    by Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

    Written in an easy to to read format. :)

     

    I bought this through --

    Lymphedema Products, LLC

    750 State Route 34 - Suite 7

    Matawan, NJ 07747

    (866) 445-9674

    HTTP://WWW.LYMPHEDEMAPRODUCTS.COM

     

    The book also refers to LymphNotes.com.  LymphNotes has a great forum set up for support.  :)

     

     

3 comments
  • Kathryn Krastin
    Kathryn Krastin It is a good book, but I was less than impressed by the 100 Q&A ABOUT LYMPHEDEMA. I didn't feel that it was giving good useful information about active healing skills. It fails to get to the heart of the LE patient's turmoil with dealing with LE, as...  more
    April 23, 2010
  • Jenny Sterner
    Jenny Sterner "Overcoming the Emotional Challenges of Lymphedema" is a GREAT book that should be read by patients AND therapists alike. Not only do our therapists need to learn about the physical aspects and the "how-to"'s of how to treat us, but where we are on our...  more
    April 30, 2010
  • Kathryn Krastin
    Kathryn Krastin "Past events can affect your reactions to present challenges. You are more likely to have more severe or long-lasting responses to lymphedema-related trauma, if you have experienced other past traumas."
    ~ Elizabeth McMahon, PhD, OVERCOMING THE EMOTIONAL...  more
    May 2, 2010