Natural Health Resources Live Speaker, Dr. Melissa Gallagher

It is my pleasure to finally announce our Mother’s Day weekend surprise. Natural Health Resources is joining forces with Lymphie Strong and The Lymphedema Running & Fitness Club group to talk about ALL things swelling reduction, nutrition for your Lymphatics and key tips for Lymphedema and Lipedema management. This will happen on Friday 10MAY2019 @ […]

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Official Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group Celebrates 3K Membership Milestone

Congratulations and thank you to all who have been faithful members of the Official Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group. Wow what a journey!! We started out with 74 engaging people in September of 2015. I used to personally vet each person that joined one by one and for 3 years ran it by myself. A big […]

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Lymphedema in 1998

Many times throughout this blog I have referred to the billboard that I passed on that fateful Monday in May when I was on my way to my first day of work right after graduating with my BS in Computer Science. I was excited and nervous. Full of promise and hope for my future in […]

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The Lymphedema Table – For Lymphies And Their Food

We have reached a milestone. One of our subgroups, The Lymphedema Table – For Lymphies And Their Food, has reached 1,000 members. You might yawn or say whoop-dee-doo accompanied by an eye roll. Why is this such a big deal to me? I’ll tell you why. The Relevance Every CDT intake or admission I have […]

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Upcoming Event: Speaker Anita Bakke on Jan 6th

Join Anita Bakke LMT, CLT, owner of Fluid Factor – Lymphedema/Lipedema Care, Oncology Massage & Complete Decongestive Therapy in Arizona, for our next Facebook Group Livestream in the Official Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group. See her full bio in the Event link posted in the group. Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019 Time: 2 PM MST Topic: […]

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The Lipedema Treatment Guide Book Review

These bandages are a magnet.  On November 3, 2017, I experienced one of the most unforgettable encounters with a fellow LE patient that I have ever had in person.  I shouldn’t say patient.  Fellow warrior in this fight to take back our lives and race for a cure.  The more encounters I have in the […]

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Breathing and Lymphedema – my CDT homework 

Before I tell you about my homework, I want to take you back in time. These memories are what comes to mind when I think about diaphragmatic breathing.  When I was in the 4th grade, my Mother came home from work one day with an ad in the newspaper (yes, newspapers were still around back […]

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Food and Lymphedema

If you are NEW to Lymphedema and no one has told you that food is a potential trigger for swelling, it can definitely be a source for more inflammation. The catch is everyone is different, so the triggers are NOT the same for all. This concept is similar to someone eating chocolate and breaking out […]

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That Junk in My Trunk

Let’s talk about truncal Lymphedema, or what I like to call “That Junk in My Trunk.”  Hey, we have to laugh, right? 🙂 My Lovely Little Lumps -Fergie As of January 16, 2017, it has been a year since my truncal lymphedema diagnosis was confirmed.  The new lympheversary where I received yet another gift from the one that […]

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Lymphie Strong KT Taping for Lymphedema 

My homemade KT tape video, and my voice is sleepy and tired. It’s the first time I’ve gone public with this video outside of my own closed group. This was originally recorded on June 14, 2016 in the middle of the night. I couldn’t sleep, as I was several weeks into caring for my Lymphie […]

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