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Rain, rain, go away

It’s been raining for what feels like days, and I’m starting to get a little bored of it. However, I got these really cute rain boots from South Moon Under last month, and love having an excuse to wear them. They’re so bright and cheerful! They’re also roomy enough that I am able to wear my compression garments and still be comfortable. I’ve gotten a couple compliments on them, too, which brightens even the rainiest of days.

Aside from parading around Burlington in my cheery boots, I’ve been whiling away my rainy days with a good book, lots of Law and Order: SVU, and schoolwork. I’m in my second week of classes now and back in the rhythm of college life. Feels good, man!

Since it’s a little cooler, I’ve been a lot better about wearing my garments on a daily basis. When I take them off, though, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed: my legs don’t look any different. I thought wearing my garments more regularly and for days at a time would do something to the swelling, but it usually looks about the same. Do any of you have a similar experience? Do you feel disheartened, or does it not phase you? I want to be happy that I’m taking more control and managing my lymphedema better, but there’s still that corner of my heart that is begging for it to go away, and hoping that these good habits will pay off. But that’s just it – it’s managing the lymphedema, not fixing it or making it go away. Just another hard truth we lymphies must face, I suppose..

On that note, I hope you’re all doing well, and staying dry!
Much love always xx

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3 comments on “Rain, rain, go away

  1. Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  2. Hello Alexia :), hope you are doing well. I have a very bad condition of lympedema in my right leg. I wear compression garments too since december, so almost a year now. From what I am seing, for sure it is helping us to stabilize the lymp and that is a very good thing, but for the rest, like you said, I guess we have to manage. I do my bandages at least 2 days a week to reduce a bit. I am still going for treatments on a monthly basic. I do massages my self every day or so. With all that done, I am still able to reduce my legs :). I am pretty sure that you will see the beneficts soon!!

    • I hope you continue managing your lymphedema as well as you are now! It’s so, so important to keep that up. You’re doing great!

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