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Thread: Going on a beach trip with lymphedema? Help!

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    Going on a beach trip with lymphedema? Help!

    My OM and I finally booked our tropical getaway. We are going to Cancun for a week.

    This will be our first trip since he has had his lymph nods removed due to cancer. Now I'm worried about his leg swelling up while were walking around on the beach. He wears a compression stocking, from his upper thigh to just below his knee. He can go most of the day without it, but he is more comfortable with it on.

    He has said he's just not going to wear it while were out and about, but we both know this isn't a great idea.

    Do any of you know of a waterproof, or quick dry compression stocking?
    I have been looking into compression shorts, like what athletes wear, but I'm not sure it will provide enough support.

    Any ideas?

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    A Cancun vacation! How awesome!

    Have you tried a Google search for waterproof compression stockings?
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    I have been goggling everything. Found one sleeve that might work. But nothing I'm impressed with yet.

    Cancun is a much needed trip from THIS!

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    I went to Cancun once, it's beautiful! The water is gorgeous.
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    Check with the staff at his oncologist's office. They might know.

    Not wearing the stocking is a good way to ruin your vacation. Otherwise, just wear it and be proud of it.

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    RadoG60,

    This just came up on the adsense ads over at the cancer forum gg suggested to me (cancerforums.net) and I thought of you & your OM.

    https://www.lymphedemastore.com/Comp...FQhgfgodQJ4AeQ

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    Thank you for thinking of us

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