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  • Harriett Richard Here’s a bit about me. 1st I am glad to find this community. 2nd my arm swelling has occurred significantly 5 years after surgery. I am Breast Cancer Survivor/Researcher. Psychologist. Fulbright Scholar. Past ABPsi Board member. Sign Language Interpreter.
    2 hours ago

  • Lymphedema Community Staff "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
    November 9, 2012

  • Cathy Stelzleni Hi, thank you for the welcome. I am glad I found this site, as I do not get much information or care from any of my physicians. I had a surgery called a hemipelvectomy, in 2004. I had a rare bone cancer in my left pelvis and hip, which were amputated. My leg is held in place by scar tissue. I cannot walk, except with crutches or a walker. I had no problems until this year, with lymphedema. I cannot understand why, after 14 years, my leg decided to swell? I tried PT with a certified lymphedma specialist, but found a compression machine and leg sleeve on Amazon. Physical Therapy began to get expensive, and all they did was use a compression machine and a short, light massage. I have been using the compression machine every day for a half hour. I have only had it for 2 weeks and do not see any improvement yet. I am sure that all of my lymph glands were removed. I am looking forward to learning of your experiences and getting to know you. Thank you.
    May 18