I have Lymphodema in my left arm following breast cancer (chemo, surgery and radiotherapy). i had 26 lymph nodes removed from umder my arm. The Lymphodema started during radiotherapy in May 2011, Since then I have gone from a grade 1 sleeve and swelling of 3% to 11% in May 2012 and am presently wearing a grade 2 sleeve/gauntlet and my arm measures 28%. During the past year i have spent nearly £2K on private MLD and a 3 week course last October of multi-layering bandaging (this brought my arm down to from 17% to 11% temporarily). I am not overweight and I walk a lot. I have tried rebounding, nordic walking and homeopathy etc etc. My clothes are not suitable now and I'm feeling very down and well as very poor. Does anybody have any tips that would be useful? The only thing I haven't tried is swimming, I cannot swim, so that would involve more money for lessons. I do appreciate that I'm blessed to be well now but my arm is a constant source for anguish to me.Thank you,
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