Trying to raise awareness for lymphedema sufferers. The cost of supplies are often not covered by insurance even though they are necessary to patients well being. My blogging friend at sanselife.wordpress.com is affected by lymphedema–a condition she’ll have to deal with for her entire life. Please read more on her site.
Not a tattoo but a compression sleeve and glove to combat lymphedema.
Lymphedema was caused by damage from my cancer treatments. I have to wrap my arm like this every night, applying compression to my arm to keep the accumulation of lymph fluid from swelling my arm into a scary huge mess:
Compression is 24-7. During the day it is sleeves and gloves. The sleeves and gloves suggested by my physical therapist are the same color and ugly as heck. Note the seams on the fingers, makes typing a chore.
Discouraged I scoured the internet to find alternatives. Ta-da! LympheDivas, a comfortable and fun alternative.
Just working up the courage to wear one of these: