My Lymphoedema journey

Nobody warned me about Lymphoedema  When my legs swelled to the size of a rugby player’s, I became worried. No-one  told me that my cancer op might bring this on, but vague comments made me realise I had Lymphoedema.  Later I found out that 40% of breast cancer...

Lymphoedema has a powerful advocate

Oscar-winning actress fights for Lymphoedema When Americans think their healthcare needs a spokesperson, they field the big guns.  Albeit Oscar-winning Kathy Bates might seem an odd choice. But she uses every trick in the book to get her message over, and anyone...

Lymphoedema list

Health Unlocked is an excellent website Forum for those of us with Lymphoedema or Osteoporosis Today, a subscriber asks where she and her husband should move to?  She wants to know which area has the best health service for those o us with Lymphoedema, and obviously...

Hydrotherapy is the ‘forgotten’ exercise

Post Covid-19, hydrotherapy treatment could be the way back to fitness As long as cost-conscious NHS Trusts don’t close hospital pools as an easy way to save money. Hydrotherapy at Casciana Terme, Italy Exercising in hydro pools is beneficial for cancer...

Exercises for Lymphatic Drainage

Livestrong on exercise for Lymphoedema Livestrong is the mega American cancer charity, with a lot of really good information on its website, in a much more user-friendly format than we seem to produce! The charity is very keen on exercise post-cancer, and say the...

Lymphoedema

Were you warned about this? No, neither was I.  But we shouldn’t ignore the condition, instead we have to badger and badger for the right treatment – something that we were entitled to, until the NHS started to “put patients first”, which meant...