Monday, 4 June 2012

My first give-away!


To try and get more of you sweet readers to place comments to my posts I have decided to have a little give-away. I have been debating with myself what the prize should be. Something universal, preferably something related to Lymphedema. I decided on the book "Overcoming the emotional challenges of Lymphedema". I haven't read it myself, but I'd like to. I find that dealing with the physical stuff is more than enough but the emotional mess that comes with getting Lymphedema is perhaps even more dificult.

Together with LymphedemaProducts I am giving away three copies of this book. From all the comments placed with any post here on the blog from today till July 15 this year I will cover my eyes and pick three, the winners all get one book, send anywhere in the world (except the usual airbases etc.).

It is dead simple to place a comment, click here for a miniguide if in doubt. You can place as many comments as you like to enhance your chances as long as they are Lymphedema related.
You don't have to write your address, just some kind of name, I will ask you to send me your address if you win.

The book is also for purchase at www.lymphedemaproducts.com for $34.95.

Start commenting!  :-)


From the book:
Overcoming the Emotional Challenges of Lymphedema is designed to help: 
(1) understand the emotional challenges of lymphedema; 
(2) overcome these challenges and avoid common pitfalls; 
(3) recognize problems and know where to go for help; 
(4) communicate effectively with family, friends, coworkers, and health care professionals; 
(5) set and prioritize goals; 
(6) identify stages in the process of changing; 
(7) choose specific actions for reaching goals; 
(8) monitor progress and maintain gains; 
(9) learn the ten signs of good coping and six warning signs of ineffective coping. 

This book is a comprehensive guide for: 
(a) people with lymphedema; 
(b) friends and family; 
(c) parents of children with lymphedema; 
(d) health care professionals; 
(e) psychotherapists.


12 comments:

  1. Hello (again) from Japan. Love the blog - very useful. Maybe some more tips about how you've traveled successfully AND how you've gotten back to being more physically active? These are the things I'm trying to figure out now for myself.

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    1. Hi Elaine,
      will do :-)
      Until then, have you checked out my guide to long-haul flights, there is a couple of tips.
      Liz

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  2. Wow, sounds like a good book. Thanks for summarizing here and the chance to win it :)

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    1. Hi Christina,
      yes, I'd like to read it myself. Thanks for writing :-)

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  3. Thanks for doing this giveaway! :) If I win, my email is grigory99 at yahoo dot com

    *crosses fingers* ;)

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  4. Looking forward to following your blog. Thanks for a place to share and learn frOm others with this condition. Does anyone have tips on good and bad foods for lymph ?
    Mindy

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    1. Hi Mindy,
      thank you for your kind words :-)
      Liz

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  5. I like your water bottle idea. I don't have compression garment on my leg but I wear exercise capris and pants with compression to try to control the swelling. I have a little hand held fan battery operated that I adore in summer. It helps me feel human when I am out in the world.my facial garment gets very warm in summer. I love your shoes. They look cute and fashionable. I think they are hip enough to go with pants and skirts.
    I miss getting out more in the heat. I have become an addict for air conditioning.

    Willa

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    1. Hi there,
      the hand held fan sounds great - something one could get addicted to ;-)
      I too prefer the shade now but I do miss sunbathing. The other week I was out cycling and I stopped and lay down on the grass for a bit, soaking up the sun. It almost felt like before, even though I had all my clothes on and not bikini like I used to when sunbathing.
      Liz

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  6. Your give away is a very generous offer! To think that this blog reaches people all around the world, it's wonderful.

    Dominant arm is my LE site - first summer with the condition. I find that it "sweats" much more than the healthy one and am trying to understand why...

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    1. Hi Vinrph,
      thank you for your kind words :-)
      I am just happy that people like yourself backs me up by commenting and contributing to connect us. I feel as if I can now see light on other planets in the big, dark Lymphedema emptyness.
      I wonder why your bad arm sweats more. My leg feels hot due to the stocking but I don't think it sweats more.
      Liz

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