Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I'd like to give a big shout out to Karen Gallo, DPT @ CPRS Physical Therapy.  She helped me out in a big way a few weeks ago by giving me a pair of Velcro lymphedema wraps for my legs that she had gotten from a sales rep.  This saves me from having to have my legs wrapped with bulky layers of cotton batting and ace wraps, plus I can do them myself.

She sees a lot of patients with lymphedema, so she could have given them to another patient. They aren't cheap by any means.

There is a down side to having these straps.  Now that my edema has been relative lively stable for the last few weeks and I've been able to transition to the straps, that means I don't need to go for lymphedema therapy.  While that would normally be considered a good thing (and it is, for the most part), I will miss really Karen.  Her kindness and compassion have made a lot of bad times better.

I'm glad the swelling in my legs has stabilized, and that I have the Velcro straps to help manage it.  Most of all, I am so very thankful for having met Karen.