Arm Update – 62 days post-op

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”

Thor Leggings

If you see me lately I’m sporting some version of this outfit – fleece & vest from Costco, Old Navy leggings & either Crocs or these clod-hopper men’s wide K-Swiss bought at Meijer when back in Michigan a month ago and my feet were so swollen I couldn’t wear real shoes. Of the whole ensembleContinue reading “Thor Leggings”

Made it 8 weeks

It’s been a minute – regular posting is hard! I guess my resume will never say “Influencer”! I made it the 8 weeks after my last leg surgery. I am released from my 24/7 compression cage. I’ll still wear it almost all the time but it’s nice to make that choice. I have to sayContinue reading “Made it 8 weeks”

Allergy Shots!

Allergy shots day! I’m allergic to all things green, future green or once green. All the trees, grass, dust, cats, mold – it’s all out to get me. Except dogs! (Phew!) I’ve been subjecting these #lipedema arms to 4 shots for five years. Five more years, the allergist says! I’m worried the shots are makingContinue reading “Allergy Shots!”

Vibration

A few minutes into researching Lipedema and you will (probably for the first time like me) hear about The Potential Benefits of the Vibration Plate! Then you will see (like almost everything Lipedema related) that these damn things are expensive and confusing! The concept makes sense, shake it all up, move stuff around! It’s justContinue reading “Vibration”

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy! 💉Took my favorite @eshakti dress to the lovely Dr. Nicholson to take care of one little varicose vein that needed tending to before Leg Surgery #1 on July 13th. Decided I can’t be bothered about my black @marena garment straps showing. 🖤 I have enough to worry about!! Today, 15 days post-op abs/flanks &Continue reading “Sclerotherapy”

The Dreaded Butt Shelf

This was the last real night out I had before The Current Unpleasantness, March 6, 2020. A night we’d been planning and looking forward to for months – the live My Dad Wrote a Porno show! (I’ve mostly traded live music for live podcasts and I’m just fine with that.) Paid the big bucks forContinue reading “The Dreaded Butt Shelf”

1 Week Post-Op, Surgery #1 Abs/Flanks

Holy crap swell hell is no joke. Today has been the most uncomfortable I’ve been since the day before I had twins! I feel about as big, too. Only real pain is when I bend to either side, KNIVES I tell you! KNIVES!! My bruising is fading to that nice sickly green/yellow. Today I triedContinue reading “1 Week Post-Op, Surgery #1 Abs/Flanks”