Hi again, A sensible thing to be thinking about. I can say apart from having to wear the sleeve and hand piece it doesn't really affect me. The nurse says to avoid repetitive movements and heavy lifting with that arm. However since my diagnosis my husband has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and now has to use a wheelchair and can't drive. So I do all the driving, and lifting the wheelchair in and out of the car, plus pushing him around of course. I can say (having used a double buggy in the past) the wheelchair is far heavier. So far it hasn't had a detrimental effect on the arm, in fact I have just mean measured and my arm has gone from being 15% larger than the other one in May to only ,08% larger now. I wouldn't recommend it, but still! I also have a 15 month old grandson who is not light, and I manage to carry him around when they are here. I get seen every 6 months now. I don't think working with children would be a real issue, although I guess there would be some risk caused by repeatedly picking them up. But I wouldn't let BC run your life! Lynda Ps, if you like to swim my nurse said it is really good for lymphodema, especially breast stroke.
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