Saturday, June 03, 2006

Talk to the (swollen) hand

Its 10:30pm and my arm is more swollen than this afternoon. I decided to let my husband wrap it for a few hours to see if the swelling would come down. Wrapping it from the hand up to the shoulder pushes the excess lymph fluid back into the body so it drains out of the arm and theoretically brings down the swelling. I am going to try and leave it on until midnight or just after. Its too hot to leave it on all night plus it hurts like hell. Thank God my husband put in the air conditioners today!
I just hope it doesnt get more swollen because the pain seems to increase along with the swelling.

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