27 Adar 1, 5776
My longtime real life friend Jesica Backal Meyers is an unusually wonderful person: Spirited, funny, and motivational. I have literally helped her to deal with her lifelong lymphedema, a painful, possibly debilitating accumulation of body fluids. Unmanaged, and sometimes despite the best management, lymphedema causes scarring from skin stretched past its elastic capacity.
Jes is helping to raise awareness about lymphedema, which causes many complications for people who have it. Here's her message, from Facebook:
Here's a website that explains how to care for yourself or for someone who has lymphedema: Key Points about Lymphedema.
Israel's lymphedema sites are in Hebrew, in English, and in Russian.
Need affordable, possibly no-cost medical equipment for your condition? Find out how to get some from the charitable organizations listed in the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.
Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity. Face Your Future with Optimism.
Fill your mind with accurate information and reasonable choices.