Today I’d like to introduce you to another truly inspirational lymphie with a powerful mindset! Her name is Sara, and her Instagram account is @thepragmaticlymphatic. This title caught my eye right away. Sara is a passionate and genuinely incredible person. Over the years, she has found and developed methods for improving her self-care routine. This ability was enabled by increasing her capacity to find empathy and love towards herself and others with chronic conditions and aim toward acceptance of life with lymphedema. She has found that a chronic unfortunate diagnosis like lymphedema is much less limiting once you give yourself some of your life’s time and energy to supply proper self-care and compassion. Here’s her story; enjoy! Continue reading →
What does self-care look like to you? When dealing with a chronic disease like lymphedema or lipedema, it can look different from what the average person thinks of when talking about self-care. Do you prioritize your self-care and health, or is that at the bottom of your list after you’ve taken care of everyone and everything else? I’ve always found it challenging to find time for self-care; how about you? As I have gotten older, though, I’ve finally come to a place where I am ready to put self-care at the top of my list instead of dead last. This has been very difficult, so I joined a challenge that forced me to put my health and care first.
Have you checked out our lymphedema resource page yet? We want our website to be more than just a place to purchase compression garments for lymphedema. Specifically, we are creating a go-to place for all things lymphedema, including garments and informational articles to resources for those dealing with lymph disorders.
Are you looking for more information, resources, and connections? Under the Lymphedema Blog tab, you will find informative articles to help you better navigate the world of lymphedema. Under the Lymphedema Resource button, you will find connections to some fabulous products and people serving the lymphedema Community. New to our Resource Page is Koya Dayspring Therapy. A unique and innovative way to receive therapy while remaining active.Continue reading →
When I first got into this business of medical supplies, I did not know what lymphedema was. However, after hearing countless stories about the swelling after cancer surgeries, I quickly learned about lymphedema. My heart went out to these people who had conquered cancer only to be left with a chronic condition. Surprisingly most were as clueless as I was initially. Then to add insult to injury, the insurance company would not pay for the compression garments they needed to manage their lymphedema. Continue reading →
In the world of chronic illness, such as lymphedema and lipedema, learning to manage grief and find acceptance of a body can be challenging. Cultivating self-compassion and care can make all the difference. Here are five ways to help you love your body with lymphedema, even on its most difficult days. Continue reading →
Summer is here, and the weather is getting warmer. Are you looking for excellent, comfortable compression for your upper body? Why not try the Wear Ease Slimmer Camisole? This garment provides good compression for your upper body and is stylish, relaxed, and comfortable. The Slimmer comes in various colors, making it fun to wear alone as a camisole or for elegant layering. Continue reading →
Have you checked out our lymphedema resource page yet? We want our website to be so much more than just a place to purchase great compression garments for lymphedema. Specifically, we are creating a go to place for all things lymphedema, from garments to informational articles to resources for those dealing with lymph disorders.
Are you looking for more information, resources and connections? Under the Lymphedema Blog tab you will find informative articles to help you better navigate the world of lymphedema. Under the Lymphedema Resource button you will find connections to some fabulous products and people serving the lymphedema Community. New to our Resource Page is Abby Malport with her Lymph Motion Mitt. Continue reading →
We have been measuring and ordering custom compression garments at The Compression Closet for many years. However, we have never had that option on our website, until now. After having more requests for such garments, we determined it was time to add this option for our therapists’ convenience. There are many wonderful over-the-counter compression garments that work well for lymphedema. However, in some cases, nothing will work as well as a custom flat knit garment for lymphedema. Continue reading →
I am very excited to introduce Pure Night to The Compression Closet. This innovative nighttime compression garment is like no other. Pure Night is both an effective and comfortable way to manage lymphedema while sleeping. Flat-knit technology distributes gradient pressure with breathable microfiber filling where it’s needed most. Pure Night is a mechanically-structured nighttime garment tailored to each patient’s gradient pressure needs. No more wrapping and no more guessing. Just pure, reliable, comfortable nighttime compression. Continue reading →
Lymphedema & Work [12 Tips to Improve Your Work Environment!]
Working with lymphedema can have challenges of its own. Some work environments are not lymphedema-friendly. Furthermore, they can have a negative effect on your ability to work. Limited mobility, time-consuming therapy regimens, pain and psychological stress can all affect job performance. Work can also play a negative effect on your lymphedema, especially if it involves heavy lifting, repetitive movement, sitting or standing for long periods of time. Continue reading →