Really, that title explains it all, doesn’t it?
Or, nearly so.
I had a phenomenal run this morning. It was the kind of run where I felt almost as if I could just go forever (I didn’t) and pull a marathon distance (didn’t do that, either). I showered and got ready for work.
Part of this process is to do my lymphatic massage. It hardly takes any time and really does reduce the lasting effects of having lymph nodes removed during cancer treatment.
Heat tends to exacerbate lymphedema, just so you know. I live in the California desert, it’s already above 100 degrees here each day. In other words, it’s HOT! Working out also increases that feeling of heat. I will happily wear my compression sleeve, and compression socks, if it means I can move my body and push myself.
It’s just that it can be tricky to come up with “sexy” or even “cute” attire when you are wearing knee high bright blue socks and a nylon on your left arm.
I suppose the alternative would be to allow the swelling to go along unchecked – in which case the title of this post would be “it’s hard to look sexy when you’re blown up like a balloon.” 🙂
So, I’m on a mission. I want cute compression socks, and I am going to take my friend’s advice and get an impressive tattoo design on my compression sleeve. Rebellious can manage sexy, no?
Now I just need to make an acquaintance with makeup, more than once each year.
Happy Tuesday, and blessings to you all…