LSN
3,367 members1,723 posts

MLD

As I'm new to this I don't know if this will be any use to anyone! Today I had my first MLD at The Haven in Fulham. It's a charity which deals with breast cancer and offers all sorts of treatments. I found them on line and having had no treatment whatsoever until now am thrilled. The place really is a Haven. I couldn't get any treatment on the NHS and now can have 10 massages and a number of other treatments as well.

8 Replies
oldestnewest

That is sooooooo cool!!!!!...I am very pleased for you that you have found that sort of help

Reply

that's great, taffia

for anyone who doesn't live near a haven, they do a good video of arm exercises on their website

Reply

thats great for you. I dont have anything like that but do exercises i was taught and they do help, good luck.x

Reply

I had mld massage but was not given any exercise to do. What kind of things do you do?

Reply

If you go on the Haven website there is an exercise sheet you can download. It's very good. thehaven.org.uk

Reply

Thank you i have downloaded the exercise sheet. What a fantastic site the haven website is so much information. i have now bookmarked the site to go back to. I will certainly try the exercises.

Reply

it does help and its not hard to do

Reply

I saw my breast care nurses on Thursday and was thrilled that my arm has reduced by 7.5% in just 3 months. They were very pleased. I have now had 5 sessions in the Haven and been doing SLD and the exercises and its paying off. Unfortunately I don't meet the criteria for seeing a Lymphoedema specialist as my arm is reducing and they have so many people much worse than me!!! I can have 4 more MLD treatments in the Haven and hopefully can reduce it further.

Reply

You may also like...