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Arm stocking?

22 Sep 2017 23:18

have flight in couple of months and I've been told you can get arm stocking to help stop lymphodema (fluid) on Brest cancer mastectomy / lymph node side ... does anyone know where I can get one ... thank you Chrisie x

Re: Arm stocking?

23 Sep 2017 02:29 in response to Chriss

 

Hi Chriss,

I have had a double mastectomy and wear these all the time. My breast care nurse referred me to a company that supplied them to the hospital initially. Once I got the right size - this took 5 years -  they were suppied by my pharmacist on prescription. I get a new pair every 6 months.

I now have lymphoedema and attend another clinic for manual lymphatic drainage. The nurse here now supplies them for me.

The best start might be for you to have a word with your breast care nurse. She should be able to point you in the right direction. Please let us know if you have any problems in getting your compression sleeves.

You may not be aware that there are 3 colours available in the UK - beige, black and white. You can order whichever you want.

I hope that you enjoy your holiday.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx