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

Fake News

I get my leg measured every week. To me it feels like a highly subjective process… even though it’s supposed to be the most objective way for me to get real information. One person can measure the same leg two times within minutes and get two different measurements. Two different people can measure the same leg and get totally different measurements. 

Anyway! Each week Heather measures my leg. She’s trained to do the measurements and is as consistent as one person could be measuring another’s leg. I’ve removed a variable by always having the same person do the measurements, at the same time in the process, with the same supplies. It’s not perfect, but it helps ease my mind. She measures 19 points along my leg. The measurements are then entered into a spreadsheet so that we can see how much lymph fluid (milliliters) are in there. 

“Fake News” I dropped 900 milliliters this past week. 

To me, this is a throw away measurements. But, apparently this is common for lymphedema patients. It’s called a plateau. I don’t believe it. Stay tuned.
 

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