When I was going thru chemo last summer my son gave me his old I-Pod. Showed me how to load my favorite CD's on it plus gave me gift cards to ITunes. It was the best present ever. I took it to all my appts and it really really relieved the stress. I still use it everyday now when waiting for call back with results from different tests.
She is going to LOVE it and thank you for showing you care. Great Idea. One of the things I was told how to relieve stress was Music Therapy. Of course there is also Retail Therapy which I am using this week. LOL.
You are a wonderful Sis to think of how to do things when you live so far away. That is never easy.
Good luck to both of you. Sending good healing thoughts. Fondly JanView Thread
After my lumpectomy I did have some lymphedema. I got a pink one as that wouldn't show under my clothes as much. Since the Mast the swelling is too far up now and more on my chest area. Dr's don't seem to be concerned. As I do not fly I am not too worried.
Right now I have more serious things to deal with. LOL. Thanks for clearing that up.
Pray things are going all right with you. Have you got more pics on your blog. I can't wait to see them. Prayers JanView Thread
I hate to be so stupid but what is the purpose of the gauntlets? I thought the sleeve would be enough. My hands don't swell---unless I punch the wall out!! LOL.
Boy, this week I have felt like punching someone or some-thing out. I can't believe but I have been on this dang phone since 9 AM. and it is now 1:30 Pacific time. The minute I hang up from one call the thing rings again. Not telemarketers either but Doctor's offices'. Everyone ganged up on me today.
So now I am going out to my garden. They can all just leave messages.
Congrats Rachael, on getting your physicals out of the way. Sending prayers for ALL good reports. Take a deep breath and do try to relax until you get all your results back.
Don't you hate to be "lady in waiting"? Really sucks big time.
Now about those lymphedema sleeves. Which one did your Dr have on that people thought she had tattoos? I thought that was so cute people thought she was Abby from NICS. I looked at the website and BOY---were they ever different than the old brown ones. I am just curious as to which one the Dr was wearing.
They are definitely expensive but the insurance companies do pay for these if your Dr writes a script. Even Medicare paid for one of mine. Just wanted you ladies to know that. Sometimes they are needed as you don't want the lymphedema to get a head start on your arms. It is better to "nip this one in the bud".
I ran across this web-site that has so much helpful information.
It is put out by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. So I feel the information is up-to-date and reliable. It explains how to interpret your pathology report in language we can all understand. Also has a great list of questions to ask each member of your health care team, from your Surgeon to your Oncolgist. Explains treatments---DX testing-- radiation treatments and much more. When you go into the site just put in Breast Cancer in the search window.
It really seems to answer so many questions you ladies are asking about. Hope you find it as helpful as I did.