It’s Lymphedema Awareness Month, and we are full steam ahead with featuring all sorts of platforms where Lymphedema information is being shared across the world. One way is via the Lymphedema Podcast. Lymphedema Podcast featured Primary Lymphedema this week as a topic, and I was honored to be a guest on the show.
Do you take daily short walks, love audio books, or commute on a train or bus? Maybe you are a taking a long road trip? Plug in to this podcast for an update on a topic of your choosing. The podcast was launched in January 2019 by Betty Westbrook, and I am already a huge fan. She already has 52 topics planned out for the whole year, so be sure to tune in.
Betty is the utmost professional and very easygoing. It seemed like we could have talked for hours. We talked so long that she split our interview into two parts. They are both listed below, and we hope you enjoy them.
Episode 10: Primary Lymphedema featuring… “Vern Seneriz is a woman who wears many hats. Daughter, wife, mother, friend, lymphie, encourager, and advocate to name a few. Her and her father, Pete, shared their lymphedema journey for years thinking they were the only two living with this disease, of which they did not know the name. Her blog Lymphie Strong has since informed, encouraged, and connected people from all around the world.
This is her story.”
Episode 10.5: Primary Lymphedema Distachiasis. “Verns’ story continued plus her advice to anyone suffering from primary lymphedema.”
Lymphedema Podcast FB Live
Our FB Live with Lymphedema Podcast on March 12, 2019 was a huge success!! Visit the Official Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group to see Betty live and watch her demonstrate how to tape a thigh lobule. It was a completely hands on approach! Betty and I live about 5 hours apart, and we are just two Texans spreading the word about lymphedema worldwide. Please join us in sharing.
About Betty Westbrook
- Is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in Texarkana, Texas. She works in a hospital based outpatient clinic as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Since becoming a CLT in 2016 Betty has become passionate about educating others on Lymphedema.
- In her local community, she has organized a support group open to both patients and their families. Caregivers, friends and family members of those diagnosed with Lymphedema have questions too, and educating them is just as important. On the State and National level Betty is a member of the Texas Team advocating for the Lymphedema Treatment Act in Washington DC annually.
- In addition to educating others on Lymphedema, Betty loves to attend seminars, symposiums, and training courses to increase her knowledge of Lymphedema. (Tune in for special Podcast episodes covering her most recent courses.) While listening to a podcast Betty was encouraged to create this podcast to better inform and educate others on Lymphedema.