I started knitting this yesterday to take my mind off my ongoing lower backache. The major problem I find having Secondary Lymphoedema (like many lymphies) is coping with the summer heat. A swelling time for many frolicking in the sun but I am inside mostly keeping my limb out of the sun rays!
‘Suggested Wellbeing Tip’
Keeping cool tips are varied and the latest one suggested to me online is to buy a dog cooling mat.
I recently ordered this product off ebay.uk. A buy one get one free offer.
‘My Wellbeing Tip #3’
My wellbeing tip is to use Organic Aloe Vera gel (200ml by Aloe Pura Laboratories £4.70 ebay.uk – you can get after sun products too).
It is best kept in the fridge so as extra cool when applying onto the lymphatic limb and simply switch on a fan.
The floor fan I have is huge and I only ever use setting one out of three. If on setting three the room becomes a mini tornado with stuff flying wildly around. Less dramatic on one!
Anyway, if your a lymphie or non-lymphie and want to cool off in summer indoors it is a good tip. There are not many humid evenings in Shetland, Scotland but with the latest heatwave in the U.K it is very good to help keep the lymphatics cool!
This is my first blog post using a mobile ‘WordPress App’ so, hence shorter in length. I find this app helpful if I see a grammatical mistake or needing to quickly update information. All my photos are updated only through using a laptop computer. My mini-review:
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Coming soon a few blogs on my summer so far. Here is a photo of wild flowers taken from a recent walk in Eshaness, Shetland Islands ✍🏼👣🙂