Friday, January 20, 2012


I have been meaning to post this all week but I hit a new milestone with my work outs! This may seem like a tiny feat to some but I did a run/jog combo with minimal walking and made it to 5 miles. Since having Lymphedema, I have been able to do a little over 4 miles but never 5 miles. I wanted to share with my readers (all 5 of you!) that I did it!!! I then worked out again the next day and could only do 3 and had to walk, but hey, I did it once so I am sure I can do it again.

Exercise pays off and the more our limbs get conditioned to it and build muscle, the better we will be at pushing ourselves even further. It is difficult as heck and I know it as I cringe through the pain on the treadmill some days but don't give up, it will pay off!!

And please - be careful and don't over do it. I have been working hard at getting to 5 miles for the past year... yes it took me a year to make it to 5 miles from 4... Gradual is key with Lymphedema and always consult your doctor if it is especially painful.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pain = Gain, In swelling that is...

Can I just complain about how some weeks this darn leg just kicks me on my butt. I am so exhausted this week I think because the pain in my leg has been so intense. So here's to everyone that still works and deals with a busy week in spite of pain and swelling, I commend you and feel free to complain as well :)