Jul 06, 2011 - 7:29 pm
I was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma skin cancer in 2007 and had 3 surgeries including lymph node removal. Right after surgery, I was diagnosed with lymphedema. It is in my arm, breast and upper quadrent of my trunk. It is severly painful and gets worse with movement, weather, lifting etc. I don't know what to do anymore, I have tried all the manual drainage massage, different types of compression garments, wrapping and I find no relief. Has anyone gone through this also and found something that at least helps a little bit. I also live in Las Vegas which makes using the compression garments in the summer nearly impossible, but I am willing to try anything!!