"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The World's Greatest Lymphedema Therapist

Due to the fact that I am so far behind, I am going to do something no intelligent blogger should ever do - post more than once in a day.  The reason for this is that readers often get confused, seeing only the last post, and missing entirely, previous ones.  My readers, however, are of above average intelligence, and I am quite sure this will not be the case.

This will, however, require that I make at least three posts today because, well, the people mentioned each deserve their very own post.  They are that special!

Now, then, this is the World's Greatest Lymphedema Therapist:

As you can see, she simply has to be special because she is holding up a card with a picture of me!  But there is much more to it than that.  You see, since the Goatmother had lymph nodes removed, she is now subject to lymphedema on the affected side for the rest of her life.  Something as minor as having your blood pressure taken on the affected side, or blood drawn from that side, could trigger edema at any time, regardless of how long ago the nodes were removed.  Enter the World's Greatest Lymphedema Therapist.  She showed the Goatmother exercises she could do that could help prevent such an occurrence.  But you know what the very best part is?  In a world where suddenly everyone else but you holds the car keys, here finally, is something the Goatmother feels like she can do for herself.  Some little soupçon of control handed back into the hands of someone who suddenly has very little.  Universe Bless the Lymphedema Therapist!

And she is a sweetheart of person to boot.  How could anyone ask for more????  Unless, perhaps, she happened to have a few Peanuts on her.  I'm just sayin' ...


Mrs. Micawber said...

I remember my mom wearing a hot pink hospital bracelet on one wrist to indicate no blood draws or blood pressure on that side - it was her mastectomy side.

Glad to know the Goatmother has exercises that will help! (I think Mr. M's mom could benefit from those - she still gets occasional lymphedema on her mastectomy side, decades later. This is a good reminder.)

J (cautious) said...

Somehow, I think this lady gets into things she shouldn't. There is a wild child trying to come out. I would make sure the goatmother took her card home!

Candy C. said...

I'm so glad the Goatmother has such wonderful people helping her get better! :)

Snowcatcher said...

I feel like I've gone to college today... I learned so much!

Once again, so happy to know the Goatmother is in good hands. We trust these people to take good care of someone we care about.

Marigold said...

Dear Mrs. Micawber,
Yes! Like the hot pink one. We hope Mr. M's mother has a fine Lymphedema Therapist she can consult! Everyone should be so lucky!

Marigold said...

Dear J,
No worries with this one. She is the sweetest of the sweet. :)

Marigold said...

Dear Candy,
So are we! We are very lucky indeed!

Marigold said...

Dear Snowcatcher,
These people are indeed worthy of such trust. Phenomenal is a good word for people like The World's Greatest Lymphedema Therapist. And nice. :)

Millie said...

I'm so glad the Goatmother has such a good lymphedema therapist to help her out!

Marigold said...

Dear Millie,
Me too. I'm thinking I could use a little Lymphedema therapy myself. The Goatmother doesn't get salted Peanuts, but you just never know when that might be all they have, and well, a goat needs to know these things just in case.