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.


  1. I have thought about you lately. I didn't think to come here since late summer. Glad to see you posting.

  2. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. My heart aches at the news I read yesterday.

    I wish you a peaceful final journey. I will miss you.

    Al molay rachamim, shochayn bam’romim, ham-tzay m’nucha n’chona al kanfay Hash’china, b’ma-alot k’doshim ut-horim k’zo-har haraki-a mazhirim, et nishmat Teresa she-halcha l-olama, ba-avur shenodvu tz’dakah b’ad hazkarat nishmatah. B’Gan Ayden t’hay m’nuchatah; la-chayn Ba-al Harachamim yas-tire-ha b’sayter k’nafav l’olamim, v’yitz-ror bitz-ror hacha-yim et nishmatah, Ado-nay Hu na-chalatah, v’tanu-ach b’shalom al mishkavah. V’nomar: Amayn.

    God, full of mercy, Who dwells above, give rest on the wings of the Divine Presence , amongst the holy, pure and glorious who shine like the sky, to the soul of Teresa for whom prayer was offered in the memory of her soul. Therefore, the Merciful One will protect her soul forever, and will merge her soul with eternal life. The Everlasting is her heritage, and she shall rest peacefully at her lying place, and let us say: Amen