Julia M. O'Brien
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Breast Cancer diagnosed last February and have had 3 surgeries and radiation. I am now suffering from lymphedema and frozen shoulder and need help in dealing with these new surprises. Not one doctor has advised me and I am searching for my own solutions. Iwould like your help.

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At 5:39pm on October 28, 2009, Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 said…
Hi Julia,
I looked through my blogs to try and find the lymphedema references, and I couldn't find it! Here's a link to get started. I have known many people that have recovered from it. www.mayoclinic.com/health/lymphedema/DS00609
I still get regular massages and did during treatment. Whatever supports your body and your spirit will , I believe, help you heal. We are all so different that there isn't just 'one way', but there are many avenues to try.
Blessings,
Jean
At 9:47pm on October 24, 2009, Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 said…
Hi Julia,
Welcome to Yoga Bear! I blog for YB and wrote about lymphedema, there are options!
Gentle yoga may be very helpful, as long as the doctor agrees that it is alright to start. Many of my students find relaxation and passive stretching a way to access shoulder muscles. We are all so different.
I'm glad that you found YB and you will find much information to help you get started in yoga.
Blessings,
Jean
 
 
 

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