I am new to this board. I finished chemo and rads in October and now notice swelling. My Dr. says this "may" be lymphedema but I am going to see a specialist to see if I can get a definite dx. I am so scared of this condition. I am 34 and have 2 small children to look after. This will definitely make everything harder on me. To top it off, all I have seen or read about this is just awful. Does anyone have lymphedema who can offer some comfort and assure me it is NOT as bad as it seems. I keep thinking the worst and that I will not be able to control it and will be disfigured for the rest of my life. I used to be a model so for someone who relied on my looks for a good part of my life to get by, this is especially hard for me. If anyone can share their experience(s) with this, I would be so grateful.
Last edited by sharona714; 08-12-2008 at 05:53 PM.