Thursday, February 4, 2010
I have been to therapy twice now since my initial appointment. It is an interesting experience. They take their hands and pull or stretch the skin by moving it in two different directions. I also have some cording (which means the lymph node cords have gotten big..today I learned they do not really understand why it happens) in my armpit. So they strum it like a guitar and also put some pressure on it to make it go away. Then they try to get my swelling in my armpit down by "massaging" the skin. I left therapy today with this tape on my back. The tape is put in place to help lift the skin up so the extra fluid will move to a place that has lymph nodes. Lymph nodes will then in return move the fluid.