Seven years since I had all my lymph nodes removed. I was told at the time that I would eventually get lymphedema. Not a question of “if”, but a question of “when”.
I haven’t had any signs of it so far… (despite a stupid and horrible accident where I burned my arm in two places, plus a few cuts, bruises and insect bites.)
Ok, now for the big test. I am taking a 5 hour overseas flight. Conventional wisdom says cabin pressure changes can/will cause lymphedema in women who have had lymph nodes removed.
Do you think I should wear a compression garment on the plane?
Or maybe just bring one, and if my arm feels wierd, put it on? Or will that be too late?
Any other advice?
Thanks you for your help!