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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Patient Feedback Survey

In order to help move our patient community forward, we need to make our voices heard in many ways.  One way is to provide feedback on how we are impacted daily in our everyday lives. The following 17 question anonymous survey requests no personal identifiable information, assumes condition is meant in relation to lymphedema or lymphatic […]

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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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Why I’m In This Fight

We wound down Lymphedema Awareness Month, but we all know it does not stop there. As patients we advocate, educate, raise awareness, fundraise, and take action year round. In fact, a member of my group asked me how to get involved. I thought I would write this first in a serous of blog posts on […]

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PEACE LOVE CURE LYMPHEDEMA

PEACE LOVE CURE LYMPHEDEMA lymphiestrong.com Thank you for being part of the #LYMPHIESTRONG Community and proudly wearing or displaying your shirt during awareness month and beyond. So many of you have said that it opened doors to educate others already. We can change this world one person at a time. We are stronger together, and […]

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Texas Strong: Lymphie Strong appears on Lymphedema Podcast

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 […]

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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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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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Super Bowl Ready With My New Leg Rest

That’s right, I’m ready for Super Bowl 2019. Most people are in the market for a new gigantic TV or a super comfy leather recliner, but my new leg rest came in the mail recently and I’m absolutely excited. With bilateral lower extremity lymphedema, an elevated leg rest is actually a considerate gift to a […]

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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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