Lymphedema Compression Pump


(A picture of my right leg--the one most affected by lymphedema.)
My name is Lara and I am a 40-year-old mother of two and a teacher.  Shortly after my youngest was born I was diagnosed with a condition called lymphedema.  If you've never heard of this you are not alone.  It was my very first encounter with the condition.  Most people develop this condition after having lymph nodes removed, or after cancer treatments.  I am one of the few who inherits the condition.  The condition causes me to swell and for me, it is mostly on the lower right side of my body.  This swelling also causes me to be more likely to have infections, the most common of which is cellulitis.  The best solution for this problem for me is the use of a compression pump and wraps to force the swelling in my legs up so that I am able to get rid of it.   The compression pump that I used in the treatment facility was one of the best and well outside my price range.  I have found a similar machine that will cost around $1500 to $1700.  Please help me to get this machine and begin to live a more normal life again.  I have reached an age where many people begin trying to change their lives and live more healthy lifestyles, but that is very difficult for me because of the lymphedema.  Simple, everyday activities are more difficult due to this condition.  Please help me to make this change so that other changes will also be possible.  Thank you so much for any and all support that you are able to provide.
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Lara K. Barber 
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Chadbourn, NC
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