Texted this to my remarkable son tonight after a particularly hard day. I needed to hear it and maybe you do, too. 📷: @PeteSouza #hardthingsarehard Hard things are hard, my love. You getting thrown to the lions in that game with a moment’s notice is what is known as a HARD THING. You stood up,Continue reading “Pep Talk”
Arms looking good at the allergist!! Started Xolair shots today to try to help with the whole Chronic Hives triggered by UV rays. I had to sit in the waiting room for two hours to make sure I didn’t have any adverse reactions. Except for my sore butt from sitting, all went well, not evenContinue reading “More shots”
June is Lipedema Awareness Month. I’ve been putting a lot of pressure on myself to do special posts, create “content” and “influence”. A year ago I was recovering from my first surgery thinking I would be in great shape for June 2022. Well, I’m not. I’m not in great shape, I’m not motivated and I’mContinue reading “Lipedema Awareness Month…blahhhh”
Took my legs to my son’s two lacrosse games Friday night. A beautiful night! Sunny and perfect. Ended up in urgent care Saturday after hives on my arms and chest that had started a few days before became so bad I was really worried. The hives have happened off and on since last summer. TurnsContinue reading “Allergic to the sun…”
I need to do some proper full body comparison photos but in the mean time I took some tonight to compare with my pre-surgery legs from back in June 2021. Besides loosing my tan and gaining some scars I do see a difference! The thick, bumpy, orange peels are mostly gone!!
Made it to the gym two days in a row! Bright red face from whirlpool after water aerobics. Nice to have an empty locker room to use the full length mirror. I haven’t gone to water aerobics in almost two months. I really hurt my left shoulder (in water aerobics 😡) and started a newContinue reading “Torn but healthy”
After talking with my surgery twin, Manu, it occurred to me that my recent post arm lipo experience might be helpful to pass on. I’m almost 3 months post op and I’m still wearing my Marena compression arm sleeves 24 hours a day (except for showering or when necessary for medical appointments). Skin is stillContinue reading “Slippery Straps!”
I’ve been in a low spot lately. So thankful my surgeries are “done” but now realizing not nearly as much Lipedema fat is gone as I’d hoped. It’s really depressing to have climbed the mountain and the only thing I see from the peak is MORE MOUNTAINS! It’s not that I’m unhappy with the surgeries.Continue reading “Arm Update – 62 days post-op”
I MADE IT TWO WEEKS! 24-7 compression is not for the faint of heart. It felt so good to take of the pair that I’ve had on since the surgery and squeeze into a new one. The arms look great! Definitely a big transformation I can see right away, compared to the other three surgeriesContinue reading “15 Days Post-op Arms”
My swollen, bruised self is HOME! Back in my bed with the dogs and watching Project Runway. So glad to be home to recover these arms!!