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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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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Leveraging Live Technology for Lymphedema Support

Facebook Live© is a live streaming technology that has been available since 2015. In our group, we will use it to connect with lymphedema speakers in our global community that Lymphie Strong has invited and scheduled to present. A formal event will be created for each speaker. This technology is similar to FaceTime©, Skype©, WebEx© […]

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I am joining the Autumn Moon Virtual 5K because…

From across the United States to Italy, France, and Australia, find out why people who are living with lymphedema are up to the challenge and joining the Autumn Moon Virtual 5K. On behalf of The Lymphedema Running & Fitness Club and Lymphie Strong, our mission is to increase lymphedema and lymphatic health awareness by inspiring […]

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From Grief to Triumph For My Hero by Heidi

The following letter is being shared verbatim with permission of its author. A story of profound grief with the courage and strength to move forward and ultimately triumph personally. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you, Heidi. Hi Lymphie Strong– I needed to do some soul searching. As of the weekend before the […]

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What The Summer #MOVETHATLYMPH Challenge Meant To Me

Being part of this challenge has kept me motivated to get stronger and fitter and more active this summer. I have tried three times in the last year to complete the couch to 5k programme and three times cellulitus has meant abandoning the training. The 60 day challenge got me started again, and I have worked steadily […]

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