Category: Lymphie Stories

Lake Ashi, Japan - Photo by Joe deSousa
Lymphie Stories

Lost in Translation: An American’s Story of Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment in Japan

Imagine you were just diagnosed with lymphedema, except you’re in a foreign country. In addition to your diagnosis and treatment, there are language barriers, cultural differences, and insurance coverage to navigate — all the while adjusting emotionally and psychologically to life with a chronic medical condition.