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The Waiting Game

Sue and I have been through some pre-surgery time together. Too much time, but I want her strong and healthy, and this is the road she needs to take. 1,134 more words


Lymphedema Graduation

Last week when I went to visit Ms. Lymph, I graduated – from a fully bandaged hand/arm, to a compression sleeve and glove. The bandage was utterly ridiculous. 391 more words


Surgery Prep

We arrived in Chicago on Wednesday, January 4th, a day before my pre-op appointments. We wanted time to settle in before the hospital stay. As a bonus, we saved time to stop at a favorite market for sushi and a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry. 748 more words

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Dreaming a new dream

A few days ago I had a conversation with someone about how I had to change my dream career because of my illness, and it made me realize what my illness has taken away from me.   723 more words


It Can Always Be Worse

What a week. But I’m on the upside of it now, and that reminds me of a favorite children’s book. It Could Always Be Worse… 437 more words


Is This Worth It?

If you read my lymphedema post, you may recall that the next step was to visit Ms. Lymph again to have her wrap my hand. We decided to wait to begin that treatment until after the holidays, and after I had my radiation therapy schedule. 273 more words


Portrait of Andrea

I’d like you to meet Andrea Potatoborn., also known as Andrea the Wise, Queen of the Pelvic Floors and  Lymphedema; Mother of Goniometers; First of her name. 355 more words