2018 #MOVETHATLYMPH Finale: Winter Wonderland Virtual 5K

Welcome to the 6th and FINAL #MOVETHATLYMPH Challenge for 2018!  Our finale is the Winter Wonderland Virtual 5K.  It’s a great way to keep moving and finish the year strong for your lymphatic health!! Winter Wonderland Virtual 5K Details Challenge Duration: Dec 15 – Dec 31, 2018. Registration Window: Nov 29 @ 9 PM CST – Dec […]

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The Lipedema Treatment Guide Book Review

These bandages are a magnet.  On November 3, 2017, I experienced one of the most unforgettable encounters with a fellow LE patient that I have ever had in person.  I shouldn’t say patient.  Fellow warrior in this fight to take back our lives and race for a cure.  The more encounters I have in the […]

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LRFC50 for 9th Annual NY LE&RN Run/Walk To Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases

It is my honor to make this announcement. Since the Lymphie Strong fitness community known as, The Lymphedema Running & Fitness Club, virtually participated in the TX, DC, and CA Walks this year, I have managed to obtain an exclusive 50% off discount for NY registration by using the coupon code LRFC50 on the site […]

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Find A Happy Road

#MotivationMonday Kristen Shay Ryan is my Motivation Monday this week. Kristen messaged me one day earlier this year and said “Vern, I want to get up off the couch. Do you think it’s possible for me to do a #MOVETHATLYMPH challenge?” My answer is always the same—“Anything is possible if you put in the work, […]

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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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My Letter to the Editor of the New York Times By Susan

It is not entirely uncommon for us to come across online content from various sources of media and try to create an educational opportunity from it, since it’s a conversation that’s already started. Any opportunity to raise awareness for LE is a good one. Recently a group member, Susan, noticed a Lymphedema article posted by […]

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Fake It Until You Make It

I think I have the Monday Blues, and it’s my blog and I’ll cry if I want to. Today I’m really feeling my LE. It’s 95F but it “feels like” 102F with 44% humidity. I have lymphedema in both legs and my right leg is throbbing. THROBBING!!!! It seems impossible to me that we are […]

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2018 #MOVETHATLYMPH Fall Festival 60 Day Challenge Registration

Welcome to the 3rd #MOVETHATLYMPH 60 Day Challenge for 2018!! Challenge duration: Oct 1 – Nov 30, 2018. For some of you, this is your first challenge. For many of you, you’ve completed multiple challenges and you are ready to help others achieve their fitness goals.  Registration is open Sept 15th and closes on Oct […]

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Lymphedema Distichiasis Syndrome? You have it too?

A few days ago a new member posted in the Official Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group about the lovely genetic defect known as Lymphedema Distichiasis Syndrome. I say lovely dripping with sarcasm. He didn’t think anyone would respond, but it exploded into a thread with over 50 comments. Out of roughly over 2,000 people, four people […]

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