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Postby khowgirl » Wed May 25, 2011 12:47 pm

Hi Everyone,
I had a Thoracotomy ,and upper right lobectomy plus all mediastinum lymph nodes removed last august.
I am having swelling of both legs,my neck and my abdomen,,,could this possibly be lymphedema?
Thanks
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Re: New Here

Postby patoco » Thu May 26, 2011 7:21 am

Hi khowgirl

From what you describe and what you had done I would say yes it is a very very strong possibility. Please get to a certified lymphedema therapist ASAP (if not sooner). This needs to be treated just as quickly as possible.

Super welcome to our family here and please don't ever hesitate to ask questions or express concerns.

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Re: New Here

Postby khowgirl » Thu May 26, 2011 11:32 am

Thanks for your reply. How can I find a certified doctor in my area,and can I just make an appointment, or must I be referred by another physician?
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Re: New Here

Postby patoco » Thu May 26, 2011 3:08 pm

Hey again :)

Drop me an email at lymphedemapeople@aol.com and let me know where you live and I'll see if there isn't a doctor and/or lymphedema therapist that can help.

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Re: New Here

Postby khowgirl » Thu May 26, 2011 3:22 pm

Thank you so much...will do. :D
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