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LVA Treatment for Lymphedema

Posted 05-08-2015 01:52 PM by Brenm
Updated 05-15-2015 11:52 PM by Administrator

I recently underwent surgical treatment for primary lymphedema in my right leg. The procedure, called LVA (Lymphaticovenous Anastomosis) was performed on April 21, 2015 and I’m already seeing a significant improvement in my swelling!

LVA graphs the lymph lines to a vein to allow the lymph fluid to drain via the vascular system.

I'm 30 years old, I was diagnosed with primary lymphedema 11 years ago in my right leg. It was manageable for about 8 years with little change...
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Admissions of a Hypochondriac

Posted 04-25-2015 12:20 AM by W0438548

I'm Hannah. I'm admittedly a hypochondriac. I suffer from severe anxiety. I am here to talk about my problems with other people experiencing hypochondria. My hypochondria began when my mother started battling heart disease. I am only 24 years old. The only family I have is my mother and my sister who is disabled. I constantly think I have cancer. Ive thought I've had breast cancer, leukemia, brain cancer, melanoma, and am admittedly currently worrying I have throat cancer. My neck below my jaw has...
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Story of my Wound - Accomplishment - Knitting

Posted 12-11-2014 05:00 AM by RABG

What an odd title, what does it mean? For me knitting gives me pleasure, a sense of worth, a goal, and then accomplishment.

I have been knitting for almost 40 years and in that time I have had my own business, designed endless Christmas stockings, knit for others, and then finally for me.

I quickly learned from my PD waiting room that so many people are defined by their pain or condition. I decided that wasn't for me. I had to have something that would give me a sense...
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Story of my Non - Healing Wound The Fight Part 3

Posted 12-05-2014 08:59 AM by RABG

All looked well and was well until the APRN fell and severely fractured her wrist. She needed surgery and would be out for 8 weeks. What was I to do? It was no use being angry. There were decisions to be made.
I had 3 choices.
Stay where I was with modifications
Go to a hospital near by but there reputation was poor.
Go to a big city, a hour drive at least. They had a different Hyperbaric Chamber. Room size, it could accommodate several people. I would only have to go...
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Story of My Non-Healing Wound The Fight Part2

Posted 12-05-2014 06:39 AM by RABG

I have to amend Part 1 which I wrote " my husband objects to what Dr. W writes that I ask to be dismissed. Dr.W does delete that and writes something else. He looks at my husband who reads that entry and agrees."

My husband and I proceed to go and talk with the manager. She is a wonderful, caring woman. We tell her what just transpired ending with "my most unpleasant person". She immediately tells me that I am not an unpleasant person. She promises to talk with...
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