Making a Positive Impact

  In the beginning of my reduction journey in 2014, this Juzo® tie-dye compression garment helped my legs reverse from Stage 1 swelling and led me to finally be able to fit into shoes again in 2015.  I wore my garments so much that I earned the nickname The Tights Lady at my gym back […]

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5 Thoughts On An Old Photo

This 2004 photo popped up on my memories recently. It’s a photo that sits on the desk in our office at home. Years ago, I found the original print copy, scanned it, and framed it. The frame actually covers my legs, and you can see why. Most of my blog posts are kind of long, […]

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Starting Over

Do you have photos that haunt you? I do. This was posted in early 2017 in the Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group while on #keto. Gluten free is what helped my initial reduction in 2015, but the ketogenic diet put me into heels. All day. This photo or a better version of it is my goal […]

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Happy 3rd Anniversary, Lymphie Strong

This week the Lymphie Strong blog turned 3 years old. I was in shock when I saw the “Happy Anniversary” message from WordPress. I looked up and thought, “Daddy, we have come a long way.”  If you have never read why I actually started this blog, I encourage you to read My Daddy Had Lymphedema Too. […]

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Lymphedema Not a Global Problem? I Beg To Differ

I developed LE in college.  For 21 years, I thought that myself and my Dad were the only living people on the planet with lymphedema. One man and his daughter.  Something like that saying, “Even if you were the last person on Earth, I wouldn’t wish LE on you.”  It sounds absolutely absurd to think […]

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Lymphedema You May See Me Struggle But You Will Never See Me Quit

The summer struggle has been no joke with temperatures in the 100+F range much earlier in the summer months than in previous years in my memory. Now we are into the first week of August.  I’ve had to pull out all the stops with the #heelexperiment I was doing.  So here’s the update. First, I […]

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Never Lose Your Childlike Wonder

Yesterday a child touched my right leg in the bleachers at a Houston Astros baseball game. I’ll get to how in a moment. I have fond memories of baseball and softball growing up as a child. As I have mentioned in other blog posts, part of the inspiration behind the fitness online support community I […]

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The Heel Experiment

Good news!!! I’m down! I’m down! Probably the lowest in a long time. I actually want to cry. My right ankle is 24.8 cm and my left is 22.5. Both of my insteps are exactly the same. Precisely asymmetrical. When you have bilateral leg lymphedema, that’s a big deal. I’m back in CDT because last […]

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Lymphedema Reduction – Chasing The Setting Sun

I’m not a morning person at all. I know, I know, studies show that we should exercise in the morning when our cortisol levels are the lowest. Well, all due respect, Mr. Researcher, I ain’t doin’ it. I need my anti-inflammation sleep.  It really depends on how well I have slept the night before.   Sleeping […]

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