So my lymphedema therapist is having me order a custom compression sleeve and glove. She is recommending Jobst Elvarex soft. I have very mild swelling at times, so this is more preventative for flying and if I’m doing repetitive/heavy activities. She said this is the “gold standard” that she gets best results with. It is rather thick and in custom, it is only available in ugly beige or black choices. I’m taking black. The beige looks to medical to me.
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I have the ugly beige Jobst one. I expected insurance to cover it but it didn’t. I think the sleeve and glove were close to $250. They are thicker but zi find after wearing them all day they slip down, I have very thin arms. 8 bought a couple of the Lymphediva ones when they had a sale. They are thinner and prettier and more comfortable.
I wear an off the shelf Jobst when I fly just as a preventative-no lymphedema but dont want it to start. It’s pretty uncomfortable. I would say go for the cute 2nd one especially if you’ll wear it more for everyday.
I have 3 lymphedema sleeves. They make my arm feel better. I wear them traveling or when i get home and am achy. I have one with horses, one with flower tats and one that is lacy print. Juzo sleeves are good too. My PT measured my arm and picked out my size.
I bought my own sleeve on Amazon it is Juzo Soft 2001CG Armsleeve 20-30mmHg w/Silicone Top Band Model: 2001MXCG - MAX, Size: I - Extra Small, Length: R-Regular, Color: Beige 14
$54.85 & FREE Shipping
My mastectomy was done in 1998. My surgeon removed 17 axillary lymph nodes. The more nodes that are removed, the higher your risk of lymphadema. My first sleeve was a custom fitted Jobst, beige and super tight. I always used it for flying. Since then I’ve bought a cute Lymphediva sleeve. Not as tight but more comfortable.
These days surgeons locate the sentinel node and typically only remove a few lymph nodes resulting in a reduced risk of swelling. 👍