More info on lymphedema and exercise. Good news!
This article from the New York Times offers more weight for the tipping of the standard of practice in how women are able to care for themselves after surgery. It looks like there is a lot more you can do that previously thought. Now don't go out and start pumping iron, but work with someone who is familiar. Please print out this article and give it to your doctor or your physical therapist.
If you have trouble with this link, go to the New York Times page and seach lymphedema and the article will come right up.