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After treatment for lymphedema
in her right arm, Diane Parker has
regained mobility. She is able to
lift her grandchildren and travel in
an airplane without relapse.

Living with

LYMPHEDEMA
Community Healthcare System's team of certified
lymphedema therapists work so you can be the best you
BY DEBRA GRUSZECKI

D

iane Parker, 61, of Griffith,
has lymphedema in her
right arm but has not let
it slow her down.
The arm, once so swollen that she
feared she would be unable to hug a
baby or travel in an airplane, is now
near its normal size. She credits the
competent team at the hospitals of
Community Healthcare System for
helping her to lead a normal life.
As she talks about a recent trip to
the Grand Canyon, she comfortably
hoists a grandchild, 2, up off the floor.
"I couldn't have done this without the

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program," she says.
At Community Hospital in Munster,
St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago
and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart,
our team of certified lymphedema therapists (CLTs) can help manage swelling
through skin care, manual lymphatic
drainage, compression and therapeutic exercise.
Home management techniques are
taught as well, to help patients regain
control and quality of life.
"I was frightened when lymphedema flared," Parker says, recalling
how her arm first began to tighten

and grow numb after a double mastectomy, removal of nine lymph nodes and
radiation therapy.
Like Parker, nearly 400,000 women
in the U.S. each year are affected by
lymphedema, a condition that occurs
from swelling in an extremity caused by
an accumulation of fluid in the tissues.
Physical therapist Mary Pawlicki,
CLT-LANA, a lymphedema specialist with advanced-level Lymphology
Association of North America certification, guided Parker through twicea-week therapy sessions after her
condition was diagnosed.



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