I’ve been inspired by some pretty amazing women who suffer from the same medical condition I have, Lipedema. Because it is so easily looked over and unknown by so many medical professional these women have been working tirelessly over the last year to bring more awareness to Lipedema, educate Doctors, therapist, etc and fight for insurance coverage. I have prayed and debated for quite some time on what I could do, and I have spoken with quite a few people about it. And the consensus is to put myself and my story out there, to show that no matter how much you try to keep your medical condition in check, that ultimately you can’t and that all women who have Lip need medical treatment and intervention. I will start blogging about Lip, how I was diagnosed, how I “try” to keep symptoms and progression at bay and what type of medical treatment is available and what it involves. So friends and family I am asking for some support and encouragement because this is not easy for me to do! Please share my blog post when you see them, because ultimately the more people who know about Lipoedema the easier it will be for women who suffer, unknowingly, can get help and treatment.
Very briefly I will tell you what Lipedema is so you don’t have to Google it!) Its nickname is “The Painful Fat Disorder”. Lipedema fat is different from normal body fat, where it can not be exercised or dieted away, it swells with lymph fluid, causes bruising and hurts to the touch. Most people have Lip from waist to ankles (feet not effected) There are 4 stages and at latter stages more of the body is involved such as abdomen, arms, back and even head. Lipoedema not only causes debilitating pain but can lead to multiple other medical conditions and reduced mobility.
So please stay tuned for more info to come and I hope you can help me spread the word! Thank you!