Thursday, May 3, 2012

Oncology Rehab

Today I got good news from the Oncology Physical Therapist who is treating my lymphedema. How grateful I am that a friend told me about them. Wouldn't that have been nice to have received their card right after my surgery or after my Radiation treatment? Why did I have to wait 3 1/2 years before I even knew there was someone trained in this field? Here is their information...  Oncology Rehabilition Specialists, Inc.  425-467-7105 The therapist that I am seeing is Connie, she is AMAZING!
How grateful I am that I finally found her and the other incredible ladies that work there. I hope this helps,
 anyone else who is battling cancer and the after effects of the surgery or treatment... so they won't have to wait as long as I did to find help.
I found out that my compression sleeve that I received in the hospital 3 1/2 years ago after my mastectomy, was suppose to be replaced every 6 months, who knew? See this is my gripe that I talk about quiet often. For as big of a business just Breast Cancer is ( not to mention all the other cancers out there ), why is there NOT more knowledge out there for the patients? Some times I feel without the proper knowledge you set yourself up to be victims of whatever the next side effect is... and that really upsets me. Just give people the proper education and knowledge about not only their disease, but their treatments and things that they MIGHT have to face in the future. Lack of that information creates fear, and no one who had had cancer before...needs any more fear!
So I am spreading the news, if  you have had cancer and are needing any type of Physical Therapy for the after effects from your surgery or your treatments, there is help out there and it is as close as Bellevue.
Still remember you are the survivor, you aren't a victim! Keep asking questions, if you don't get any answers then ask someone else. Be pro-active when it comes to your health. Know your body, and don't be afraid to listen to your gut feelings, they are seldom wrong. Doing these things can really make your HAPPY!
Good night dear friends.

 "The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. " ~C.C. Scott

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