It's been a while since I posted, so I thought I would do a bit of an update.
My lymphedema has come back with a vengeance, so I'm going back to therapy to try to get it under control. It's a real balancing act. The meds that I take to get rid of the fluid throw my electrolytes off; the other week I got a call from the cardiologist because my potassium was 2.5...way too low. He wanted to admit me to the hospital, but I talk him into letting me take extra potassium and magnesium at hime to bring it back up.
It has just gotten so frustrating: running from doctor to doctor, taking all these meds. It feels like my life just revolves around doctors' appointments and pharmacies.
My pain has gotten much worse. On Tuesday I went to a palliative care doctor. She made some adjustments with my pain meds. I hope it works; the pain just grinds me down.
Some days it really gets overwhelming.