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Primary & Secondary Lymphoedema Online & in the Community

October 2015

September was a reasonably quiet month.  I had a meeting with Community and Voluntary Action (CAVA) on how we move things forward.  This was a very productive meeting and I came away with lots of ideas some of which I hope to put in place by the end of the year or early 2016.

The middle of September I took a holiday with hubby and friends in a very remote part of Ireland as far North as you can go right up to Malin Head.  The scenery and views where amazing and the week enabled me to totally chill out.

As always when I take a break it takes 2/3 weeks to get back into the swing of things.  Luckily, September/October have been really quiet on Support Group.  This was the same for these two months last year. 

The Lymphoedema Support Group from MAEH had an afternoon tea at Dobbie's and it was great to have a chat and catch up.  Thank you to Karen Taft for organising such a lovely afternoon.  I received a bunch of flowers from the ladies for this websites 2nd Anniversary, much appreciated. 

Hospice Care passed quietly for our group but with 2 others I did volunteer for the Open Day on the 9th October 2015 at MAEH.

I have updated the Skin-care page to include the cold weather. Next I want to turn my attention to the Support Group page which sadly, is  overdue for an update.  Our Newsletter I hope to publish by the end of October. 

I also would like to thank the Walsgrave Lymphoedema Support Group for all their help and support over the last 2 years.  Mary Eaves has now stepped down from the role of treasurer after 10 years.  She has been a driving force to keep WLSG Coventry going and she can now relax and enjoy their meetings as a member.  They now have a new Chairperson and Treasurer, plus 2 new members joined them in September.  I wish them every success for the future and look forward to continue to support them when I can.

Topics we have covered recently on the Online Support Group include;

  • Staying Healthy - the Lymphatic System
  • Deep Breathing Exercises
  • Type 2 Diabetes and Lymphoedema
  • Caring for your Skin
  • Compression garments
  • Cellulitis
  • Link between brain and the lymphatic system
  • Drinking Water

We now have 589 members so if you would like to join us you can by following the link below.  Please remember we private message all prospective new members to check if they have Lymphoedema.  If you have tried in the past to join us and not been added to our group please check your inbox or 'other' box.

www.facebook.com/groups/lymphwhatoedema

 

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