Saturday, 22 June 2013

New shoes

The sale is on and I just recieved as much as six pairs of shoes! However, I send two back and ended up with two usable pairs in two different sizes, one size for each foot. They were very reduced and I think they are nice and light for Summer so I got a pair in white and one in blue.

I have been asked by the leader of the lymphedema therapists overhere to be a sort of crash test dummy when new therapists-to-be are doing a training course next week and I said yes. I think the leader, who I know briefly, is going to do a wrapping demo on me and perhaps show the students (who are trained physio therapists) how to do MLD. I will let you know how it goes.

I forgot about this fine song but the other day it popped up in my head. Do have a listen, it is beautyful.

Overhere everything is so green and lush and the most delicious produce is in season. I have made some beautyful rhubarb compote to use in trifles, it is heavenly! Also thinking of making some elderflower vinegar. The smell of elderflower is the smell of Summer...

They are 39 and 40. I think the difference shows less IRL.
No one but myself will notice.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Print, send, help

For the cost of a stamp everybody can help raise awareness about Lymphedema, how to recognize it and what to do about it.

So many Lymphedema patients are never diagnosed because too many doctors don't know about this condition. I have created a flyer about Lymphedema that those who want can download (for free, of course) print on their own printer and send or give to doctors or others who could benefit from learning about Lymphedema, how to recognize it and what to do. Download the flyer here. It is only the very basics as I am thinking that once they have a clue what might be up with their big-legged or big-armed patient there are plenty of medical sites, books etc. where they can find more information.
I once gave the three doctors in the practise where I go a leaflet each that I had from my patient association. The board of the patient association have been discussing sending leaflets to all practises in the country but I think they ended up deciding against it as it would be too costly. Anyway, I am thinking that with this flyer we can all be ambassadors and help doctors etc. understand Lymphedema so that more patients can be diagnosed and get help. I hope some of you will want to print it and pass on. Download it here.

You can print as many as you like, the more, the better. I am planning to find a list of doctors in my area and send a bunch.

I placed three flyers in an A4-sheet so please cut along the dotted lines.

If anyone out there is interested in the flyer in other languages, feel free to translate the text, e-mail it to me on thelymphedemagirl@gmail.com and I will place it in the layout and upload it so that it is available for downloading and printing like this one.

What do you think?