Since 2002, the Flexitouch system has been helping patients with lymphedema manage their symptoms, improve their health and enjoy a better quality of life. Meet these courageous individuals who have first-hand experience using the Flexitouch system.
Deanna has lymphedema in her right leg, resulting from foot surgery 20+ years ago. As a patient, she brings a uniquely personal perspective to her profession as a lymphedema therapist. Through her on-going search for effective, patient-friendly treatment methods she has found unprecedented relief for herself and her patients using the Flexitouch system.
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Debbie developed lymphedema as a result of cancer treatment. Because she had four different types of cancer, Debbie’s lymphedema affects her entire body, severely limiting her mobility and quality of life. But now, thanks to the Flexitouch system, Debbie is back in action, inspiring others with her spirit and courage.
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Annette went for months without an accurate diagnosis of lymphedema, which affected both of her legs. She eventually had to quit her job in order to manage her condition. Several years after her diagnosis, she was introduced to the Flexitouch system and within months of using it, she was ecstatic to accept a new job.
Courtney, an out going high school student, was mystified by the swelling she began to notice in her leg after dance practice. When finally diagnosed with lymphedema, she learned it was a lifetime condition. Her worry turned to the impact it would have on her looks and her active teenage life.
Betty’s busy lifestyle was interrupted in 2003 when, after a masectomy, she was diagnosed with lymphedema in her left arm. As a sales representative who travels roughly fifty percent of the time, maintaining a regular in-clinic manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy schedule posed a serious challenge.
Vern was diagnosed with lymphedema 37 years after radiation for testicular cancer. He immediately decided that he wasn’t about to let the swelling in his leg interrupt his sporting activities or his sales career.
Mari was determined not to let breast cancer slow her down. So it was a concern to her when, at the end of radiation, she began to develop lymphedema. Once diagnosed, she refused to become lost in the medical system or become a victim of the challenges of lymphedema.