Today was her 12th RLD session, 4 weeks since the last, with measurements showing only a very small increase in that time. Since then she has also been for a routine appointment at the lymphoedema clinic, where they were very pleased with the noticeable reduction and she needs a new compression garment to be ordered.
These results show a total fluid loss of 461ml, with a 100ml remaining. The wrists are now compatible in size, as is the proximal (upper) arm. The client is very happy to be wearing clothes that were previously too tight in the arm. Underarm swelling has also eased and the back of the hand is looking smaller too.
The 4th & 5th distal segments of the arm are where she feels there is a blockage, although this area is now softer, swelling is still visible here. I hope that with a few more sessions this might also be reduced.
After 6 sessions it looked as if the results were beginning to plateau, but the client wanted to continue (enjoying RLD, she was sure it was helping with general wellbeing, feeling more energised, and less sluggish and lethargic). Her view was that it might be like a diet, when weight loss is good for the first few weeks, before levelling out and steadily continuing to lose weight at a slower rate. Looks like she was right!