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“Lymphedema can be treated at any stage,” Newman said.
Jacobson saw Newman five days a week for six weeks and said the results were dramatic. “Jen washed and wrapped my arm every day and taught me exercises to do at home, which I faithfully followed,” Jacobson said. “I was shocked to see how much the swelling had gone down by the end of the first week. Every time she unwrapped my arm, I could see a difference.”
In addition to a compression sleeve worn during the day, Jacobson also wears a custom sleeve at night, a practice she’ll continue the rest of her life.
After four weeks of therapy, the swelling in Jacobson’s arm had reduced by 35 percent. At her six-month evaluation, it had reduced by 50 percent.
“The therapy has made all the difference,” she said. “Jen was fantastic.”
Jacobson stresses to others with lymphedema the importance of getting swelling under control. “I wanted to do whatever necessary to help my arm return to normal size,” she said.
Jacobson’s results speak for themselves. The size of her arm has not increased since completing treatment nearly two years ago.
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