please forgive the no caps and the typos…. i’ve not had to keyboard onehanded since george was first learning how to nurse…..
since starting at the lymphedema clinic, i’ve been wearing this new bandage contraption (see above. it’s totally huge.) 24 hours a day, except when they are actually working on me while i’m there. needless to say, it has motivated me to do lot of research into what’s new and exciting in lymphedema treatment. the coolest thing i’ve read sp far has been all about free flap lymph node transfers…. when reconstructive surgeons take a chunk of inguinal nodes and transplant them to under your arm. right now i’m not up for any surgery, but maybe someday…. it’s still kind of new anyway, perhaps they can practice on lots of other people first.
then i read that isoflavones can help your body build new lymph pathways. mostly we consume isoflavones from soy, but they’re found in blackberries, too. and kudzu.
no doubt the sugar and the bad fats in cobbler totally counteract any benefits from the trace amounts of isoflavones, but oit was on sale and is good for my mrntal health, which needs all the help it can get. lymphedema clinic and this new cast/bandage are really hard.
but at least i have an excuse not to do housework. this is good since emily has turned the bathroom into her video studio.
she’s gome from main lesson books to main lesson videos. check out her website:
but evn if she’s become a cool videographer, she’s going to have to wash the bathroom wall herself 🙂 !