The word on the street is that if you have lymphedema, you really want to protect that body part from potential injuries. Even a insect bite, a prick of a rose thorn, or an injection can cause issues in the limb that has been compromised from surgery and/or radiation, I have been led to believe.
Well, the day came when my knee was taped by the physical therapist to help re-align my patella. She said to wear the tape during the day and then carefully take it off at night. Care-ful-ly! Yes, I took it off VERRY Care-fullll-ly.
For what ever reason someone wants to claim, the tape separated my skin from my leg. Not deep enough to draw blood, but close enough to the lymph system, because clear fluid weeped from the wound. OH NO!
My upper thigh has already been swollen for several months and I'm doing EvEryThiNg, Yes EVERYTHING I'm supposed to do, and now this really sticky, adhesive tape issue.
What is a gal supposed to do?