In keeping with this month’s theme – Reassess, Reset & Renew – today’s post is all about evaluating how well those of you out there living with Lymphedema are managing the condition, improve your self-care routine and your overall health.
As you’ve all likely heard before, comprehensive lymphedema management includes:
Of course, most of us living with Lymphedema are falling down on the job for at least a few of the points listed above. For example, I wear my compression garments regularly, am obsessed with my skin and do massage on my own fairly often. However, though I do exercise I can’t say I’m maintaining a healthy weight or elevating my affected limb as much as I should, so there is definitely room for improvement in those areas. And trust me, I’m working on it.
What about you? Are you hitting the mark on all 6 of lymphedema management points listed above? If so, kudos to you. If not, leave a comment about what you could be doing better and how you plan to make the change below.