The Tights Lady

Beyond how I maintain reduction, the other question I am most frequently asked is, “What kind of compression are you wearing?”  Back in the first week of August, I shared something that happened to me at the gym with some friends. Today I thought it would be the perfect intro to this blog post about […]

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Lymphedema Management Mini Starter Pack

Lymphedema Management Mini Starter Pack These tips were originally published in the Lymphedema Management Starter Pack.  However, to cut right to the chase, I have split the two blog posts to make it easier to read. Start with the basics and do this until you can get to a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.  The good news is you will […]

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Stay Lymphie Strong: Do’s and Don’ts

The biggest questions I now receive is “How do you maintain reduction?  What are your Do’s and Don’ts?” When you become a patient of a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), one of the first things they hand you, or should (EMPHASIS ON SHOULD) is a few handouts of the Do’s and Don’ts for lifelong Lymphedema Management.  In […]

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Making Peace with Lymphedema

  Really, I think Lymphedema is like dealing with any devastating news, especially a degenerative illness. You go through the 7 stages of grief: shock and denial pain and guilt anger and bargaining depression the turn around reconstruction acceptance Make peace with it and strive for the acceptance phase. Lymphedema is as damaging psychologically as […]

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Lymphedema Management Starter Pack

Hello there.  It’s me, Veronica.  If you are new to Lymphedema and need some advice on how to get started with treatment and the goal to reduce, this article is for you.  I have promised some of you that I would create an idea that I had for a starter pack. Well, here’s my take on […]

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Lymphedema Reduction: It is Possible

Let me begin by sharing my reduction story, which is the inspiration for creating Stay Lymphie Strong. I have primary bilateral lower extremity Lymphedema (LE) coupled with Chronic Veinous Insuffiency (CVI).  When I was about 10 years old, I was scratched by a cat which caused a staph infection that required hospitalization. My lymph node had hardened, […]

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