Lymph is Good
chronicles the journey of an active 30-something Dallas-ite trying to keep her head up while grappling with primary lymphedema.

On Saturdays, We Bandage.

When I wrapped up my occupational therapy sessions with my advisor, one of the things she said was “pick one night out of the week and bandage.” Having just finished six weeks of that mess, I asked why… I thought I was done with it! She said it was to keep my leg “trained” and keep my bandaging skills fresh - just in case I needed to bandage again. 

My first thought: how would I know if I need to bandage again!?
My second thought: nooooo… not more bandaging!!! (Six weeks of the same clothing. No!)

But, I am disciplined and build my life on routines… so… I picked the night where I am most likely to sleep in (maximizing my time in bandages and minimizing my morning routine pressure of un-bandaging).

The timing works for me. I’m clearly not a very attractive “cuddle buddy” on Saturday nights, but it works for me…

When I wake up on Sunday mornings it’s certainly an annoying reminder that no part of my management routine is sure-fire. This condition is a constant burden… I’m just trying to take it in stride as best as I can and build another routine out of a management task. 

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