Lessons Learned from a Lymphie

The Poll Recently I did a poll in a closed Facebook group I admin as part of my advocacy efforts. The feedback was that #LymphedemaTips was the top topic everyone wanted to see posted in the group.  Not surprising though.  True to my word, I revamped the structure of the group and posted a few […]

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Food Triggers for Increased Lymphedema Swelling – Do you know yours? 

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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Did Primary Lymphedema Make Me Fat?

The Birthday Tune-Up My husband’s birthday just passed, and my own is coming up next month.   I think for most people birthdays are a time for celebration and also a time of reflection.  We are certainly no spring chickens, my husband and I.  Maybe you are like me, and you take the time to […]

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My Lymphedema is Invisible To My Husband

Thunderstorms are rolling in, and it’s an 80% chance of rain today.  Barometric pressure changes affect my lymphedema. My legs were throbbing this morning, so I decided to wear my Tributes to work. I work in an office setting and have gone to work in wraps before.  I walked out of our bedroom to leave.  […]

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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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Deep In The Heart of Texas

I am excited and looking forward to participating in the Lymphatic Education & Research Network 3rd Annual TEXAS Walk to Fight Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases in my home state! Join me in raising $500 towards research, education, and advocacy or by becoming part of the Lymphie Strong Walk team. Together we can defeat Lymphedema and help improve the […]

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