When I was diagnosed with my breast cancer I thought “They’ll cut it out. I’ll do chemo/radiation and I’ll be done with it.” What I didn’t consider was the toll all the cancer treatment would have on my body so when I was diagnosed with Lymphedema it was pretty shocking.
I am very lucky. The Lymphedema in my right arm is small and manageable. I am going to see a massage therapist for MLD massage. I’ve also started seeing a physiotherapist to help me get strength back in my arm and right shoulder. I also wear a compression sleeve.
The government issue sleeve I have to wear every day is pretty uncomfortable. I had to special order a black one (this punk rock girl does not wear beige) and it’s not super comfortable. It pinches the crook of my arm. It’s made of a catchy material and so when you wear clothing over top it makes your clothes bunch up. It’s like hardcore spanx for your arm. Have you ever had a hotflash in spanx? Not cute.
In utter frustration I hit The Google looking for an alternative and found the LympheDIVA’s website.
I couldn’t believe what I saw – so many beautiful sleeves to choose from. I love it when function and fashion come together!
I immediately purchased a leopard sleeve and they’re wonderful. Soft. A little silky so they slip easily underneath clothing.
It’s incredibly empowering to have choices and that’s what LympheDIVA’s is offering. Beautiful, bold fashion-forward choices.
I have had people stop me on the street to ask me about my sleeve. So many people think it’s part of my outfit. I used to be a shoe-addict but I think I’ve become a sleeve addict. I can’t wait to get more!!
If you’re thinking about getting a sleeve LympheDIVA’s has a special sleeve on sale right now to benefit of the National Women’s Survivors Convention. $10 from each sleeve and $5 from each gauntlet will be donated back to this wonderful organization. Learn more about NWSC here.
The two-sided Music City design features a microphone on one side and a guitar and the NWSC logo on the other. Super cool!
AHHHH! I am so happy to have found them. Thank you LympheDIVA’s!