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

You asked...

My co-workers have been really nice post surgery. Lots of people asked how recovery was going in the days after surgery, but few of them kept up their efforts in the weeks that followed. I understand. I am walking normally. I’m starting to move at my regular speed. It’s like I am actually able to be my pre-surgery self or something.

On a particularly difficult day (yeah, this whole week) a very perceptive co-worker asked how things were going. Exhausted, I launched into the issues that I am having… transitions, my foot, the throbbing of my toes, the pain in the side of my foot, and that odd feeling of ripping my leg apart when I put my garment on. After a few seconds I realized that I was just rambling and that I should probably just stop talking… but… he asked… and so I told him. 

Ugh. I need to learn how to just keep my mouth shut. What was he supposed to say after that? “Well, feel better.” Sure, I’ll get right on that. 

The Foot Pad