sarah_q

Member since 11/16/2013

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Reviews by sarah_q

Fantastic Doctor - Pittsburgh, PA

I am a distance swimmer and the excess skin on my arms would chafe terribly when swimming long distances, and this was particularly painful in salt water. I had abdominoplasty in 2004 (different doctor/town), so I knew plastic surgery hurt. And it did. But my doctor was excellent and I felt like... READ MORE

Recent comments from sarah_q

No. I am using a Flexitouch machine nightly and wear compression constantly. In fact I have to dress up for a wedding today and I am dreading wearing the therapy glove and dealing w the looks/questions. It's gets old. My hand is weak. I... READ COMMENT

* edit: ironman tri (full 140.6) and a 10k swim. READ COMMENT

I lift 2x/week, swim 3x/week, run 2x/week, and bike 2-3x/week and I do hot yoga weekly. I finished an ironman triathlon swim last year. And swam around NYC on a 4-person relay team. So if exercise prevents it, it didn't work for me. READ COMMENT

I hope you don't develop complications. Apparently lymphedema can happen many many years post-op. My physical therapist has seen it 10 years after major surgery. The long scars disrupt your lymphatic system. The sad thing for me is... READ COMMENT

13 months post op. 1 month after my annual follow up visit where my doctor declared the surgery was a success and I was out of the woods. So much for that. READ COMMENT