We have rainy, gray weather at the moment, it is so much colder, but I like this time of the year somehow. Being cozy indoors with candles makes for a lovely atmosphere, so the dark days do hold some pleasures!
I seem to be in a grid mood again, I'm not so inspired any other way and just fed up with Christmas cards.
These are all Hero Arts stamps which were on unused projects.
Just to give a little update. I have had eight sessions of Radio therapy and all is well, apart from a little tiredness and small aches and pains! Friday I had my first lymph drainage massage from a physiotherapist and I have to say - it helped me tremendously. I will explain what it is because it is so interesting. In fact I am very lucky to have had no real trouble with a build up of Edema in my right arm. The Physiotherapist said that I did have a little and she could help me with it.
Lymph-edema is swelling caused by a build up of lymph fluid in those tissues after breast cancer surgery, especially surgery that removes underarm (axillary) lymph nodes. (Edema is the medical term for swelling.)
A special massage technique called manuel lymphatic drainage can stop lymph-edema from developing.
Lymph fluid normally drains from body tissues through the lymph nodes and lymph channels. If some lymph nodes and channels are removed during surgery, lymph fluid may not drain properly and can collect in the tissues.
During physiotherapy, a specially trained therapist gently massages the skin and soft tissues of the arm where lymph-edema has developed and focuses on increasing the transmission capacity of the lymphatic system. By using certain handling, lymph deposits can be moved to the fluid areas of the body where the lymphatic system is still intact so that from there it can be deposited into the circulation and can be drained.
That has helped me so much as I can move my arm more easily and it feels normal again!
Have a great week and thanks for your visit!