Sunday, December 29, 2013
Stepped on the scales Friday and was up 6 pounds, all fluid in my ankles mostly. So my daughter and her friend came up last evening and drained my lymph system. What a difference that makes. Have now had 9 radiations and 1 chemo treatment. I think there must have been prednisone in the chemo treatment because that is when all this got worse. They gave me 4 bags - 1st one benedryl, 2nd anti-nausea and then 2 bags of chemicals. I came out of chemo feeling better than when I went in, so am sure there had to be prednisone in one of those bags. The lymphatic system is ignored quite a bit, the Drs. do not talk about it and when you ask about the swollen ankles, they say, "Yeah that is part of the illness, I can write you a script for lasik. Lasik does not do good things for me, so I have an herbal that I take, but sometimes you just have to flush the lymph system. Had my son stay with me after the chemo, big help. He caught me up on some of the chores I can no longer do, because I just do not have enough air. Also had to have them back out for my oxygen concentrator was plugged again. The chemo sure gave me brain fog, so a bit difficult to continue working on computer.
Take care of your lymph system, it is more important than we think.