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thelymphielife

The Lymphie Life

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๐Ÿ‘ฃ Lymphedema patient & blogger ๐Ÿ’™ #StayElevated ๐Ÿ”— www.thelymphielife.com

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Hardcore #lymphedema self-care: Finding a bench to elevate your swollen leg while at a show ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿค˜ I had a BLASTTT at #EmoNite, but man - all that jumping and dancing had my leg screaming. And not screaming along to the music, either, but with throbbing pain and heaviness. The music was loud, but not so loud that I couldn't listen to my body. I had to find a way to get some relief and honor my leg's needs. Thankfully, this venue has a number of options for seating along the perimeter of the floor, so I sat out for a couple songs and propped my leg up for some much-needed #selfcare. After sitting for a few minutes - and drinking lots of water to stay hydrated - I felt ready to get back on the floor and scream-sing my little heart out! How do you take care of your lymphie limbs while out and about? #livingwithchronicillness #lifewithlymphedema #lymphoedema  created by The Lymphie Life with The Lymphie Life's original sound
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Hardcore #lymphedema self-care: Finding a bench to elevate your swollen leg while at a show ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿค˜

I had a BLASTTT at #EmoNite , but man - all that jumping and dancing had my leg screaming. And not screaming along to the music, either, but with throbbing pain and heaviness.

The music was loud, but not so loud that I couldn't listen to my body. I had to find a way to get some relief and honor my leg's needs.

Thankfully, this venue has a number of options for seating along the perimeter of the floor, so I sat out for a couple songs and propped my leg up for some much-needed #selfcare .

After sitting for a few minutes - and drinking lots of water to stay hydrated - I felt ready to get back on the floor and scream-sing my little heart out!

How do you take care of your lymphie limbs while out and about? #livingwithchronicillness #lifewithlymphedema #lymphoedema
How I do my pump routine! ๐Ÿ”Œ One of my favorite tools in my "#lymphedema tool kit" is my #LymphaPress Optimal Plus, seen here with Comfysleeve 12 chamber leg sleeves by @lympha_press .

To get the most out of my pump sesh, I get gravity on my side and elevate my legs while pumping. Here I'm using my Lounge Doctor leg pillow to elevate during my treatment.

(Want to learn more? ๐Ÿ‘‰ I have reviews of both the Lympha Press and the Lounge Doctor leg rest on my website - click the link in my bio and head to the Product Reviews tab!)

I also like to do #manuallymphaticdrainage massage before and even during my session to help prep my #lymphaticsystem for the lymph to flow. My cat, Cosmo, likes to help too ๐Ÿ˜ธ

During my hour-long treatment, I usually do a little work on my computer, watch an episode or two of a favorite show, or read... more often than not, though, I end up dozing off.

Then, my favorite part: When my treatment session is over, I unzip my leg sleeves, wiggle my toes, and say "Hello, long time no see!" to my ankles ๐Ÿ‘‹ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿฆถ
Ever felt like you couldn't do something because of your #lymphedema ? Here's a little advice as illustrated by my #cat Cosmo: You CAN do things; it just may require making some adjustments in how you do it. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜ป #lifewithlymphedema #catsoftiktok #cowcat #motivation
๐ŸŽถ It's the most wonderful time of the year: #lymphedema conference time! Surgeons, lymphedema therapists, and patients from around the world came together in Cleveland a few weekends ago for the #NationalLymphedemaNetwork Conference - check out some highlights ๐Ÿ‘€ #supermicrosurgery #microsurgery #plasticsurgery #lymphaticsurgery #nln2022 #lymphedemaresearch #lymphaticresearch #compressiontherapy #lymphedematherapist #vlog
Ever look at a candied almond under a high resolution microscope? ๐Ÿ”ฌ

I got to try out a Mitaka
#SurgicalMicroscope while at the National #Lymphedema Network conference. This type of microscope is used in #supermicrosurgery , allowing surgeons to operate on #LymphaticVessels and veins that are otherwise too small to see with the naked eye. We're talking like, 1 mm in diameter! ๐Ÿคฏ Pretty cool stuff. #lymphedemasurgery #microsurgery
I have #lymphedema ... but it doesn't have me. Living my #lymphielife to the fullest! ๐Ÿ’™ #lifewithchronicillness #chronicillness #lymphedemawarrior
Join me for an 8-course meal at a centuries-old farm in #Puglia Italy... because living the #lymphielife doesn't mean missing out on life! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’™ check my IG for the full audio version + detailed caption of what we ate and how I managed my #lymphedema during - and after - such a sumptuous meal! #italianfood #traveltiktok #masseria #cibopugliese
Come along with me as I head to the Boston #Lymphatic Patient Symposium, where I met with other #lymphedema patients - and (wo)manned my first booth at an event by myself! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ’™ #lymphielife #travelvlog #worktrip
Spend a day in my #lymphielife as I manage my #lymphedema while at a conference at @disneyparks ! ๐Ÿฆต๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ’™ #disney #chronicillness #disneyworld
My #lymphedema leg wasn't the only thing screaming at me after coming home from a five-day trip! ๐Ÿ˜ผ #lymphielife #cowcatsoftiktok #cowcat #lymphoedema #lifewithchronicillness #catsoftiktok
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