Now for the bad and the good. The bad news is I don't feel ready to commit to full SS. Also, the Lymphedema is a chronic condition so will require daily attention for the rest of my life. In all of my 66 years for any great length of time I have never put myself first. That is probably one of the reasons my weight loss is at a stand still. Now I am forced to commit to taking care of myself: daily pumping, sleeping with feet elevated nightly(can't sleep well), wearing compression garments(hate them), water intake and hydration, skin care, proper exercise and diet & supplementation are required in order to avoid infection or having the condition turn to a more advanced stage.
The good news is for the first time in a long time I am able to walk without a limp and feel very little pain from the Lymphedema. I do feel ready to do 2 Cambridge shakes and 1 meal every day. The Clinic connected to the hospital advocated for me so that my medical insurance would cover part of the cost of a Lymphedema pump. It will be $900.00 to $ 1200 out of pocket. I use it 2 hours per day on my lower torso and both legs.The left leg still swells but has improved a great deal- Even the color looks better on both legs.
I'll hoping to start back on Cambridge very soon.
Everyone take care and best wishes.
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