2019 3rd Annual Lymphedema Patient Symposium, Boston

With encouragement from my friend, Laurie, we both attended the 2019 3rd Annual Lymphedema Patient Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts. The event was hosted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. The focus this year was "It's All About You!". It was a one day event packed with relevant and encouraging information. What … Continue reading 2019 3rd Annual Lymphedema Patient Symposium, Boston

My Experience with the Flexitouch Pneumatic Pump for Lymphedema

To pump or not to pump...that is a question that I hear in the lymphedema community. When I developed secondary lymphedema from breast cancer treatment in 2010 I asked my therapist about compression pumps. She explained that compression pumps force air into sleeves with multiple chambers. The chambers take turns filling up with air with the … Continue reading My Experience with the Flexitouch Pneumatic Pump for Lymphedema