Will life ever be ok again or get better with lymphedema?
Absolutely, your life can be full and happy with lymphedema. However, in order to make this happen, you must be willing to face some tough but not insurmountable challenges with a belief that all the effort will be worth it. From my own experience I learned that mental resolve, hard work and faith were critical to getting me to the point that I am today. I literally spent years after my diagnosis wishing my lymphedema away and wallowing in self-pity and indignation. In the end I finally realized that it wasn’t lymphedema that was making me unhappy, it was my refusal to push myself outside of my comfort zone, mentally, physically, spiritually. [Read more…]