Member since 11/16/2013


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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 I had a partner in the recovery process, which made a huge difference. And now my arms don't rub at... READ MORE

Recent comments from sarah_q

Yes I did everything during recovery to aid the healing process. I was 13 months post - op when I developed the lymphedema. According to my LE specialist it is not uncommon for this to happen. Every night I tuck my entire left side into... READ COMMENT

My Physical Therapist has seen it more than once -- it is common. Probably not often reported here. People undergoing this procedure should be aware of the risk. I was not when I had it done. With two arms you double the probability of... READ COMMENT

Just finished a 2 hour stint in the flexitouch to try to bring the swelling down after a relatively short bike ride today. Lymphedema is incurable. READ COMMENT

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