Lymphedema Reduction – Chasing The Setting Sun

I’m not a morning person at all. I know, I know, studies show that we should exercise in the morning when our cortisol levels are the lowest. Well, all due respect, Mr. Researcher, I ain’t doin’ it. I need my anti-inflammation sleep.  It really depends on how well I have slept the night before.   Sleeping […]

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Progress Is Progress

On Tuesday Nov 8, I hit a milestone with LE. For the first time since probably 2007, I was able to wear “thin” boot heels with bilateral Lymphedema to work. Last year I bought these shoes on sale for $14.99 with a goal to fit in them. If you recall, last year was the first […]

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Stay Lymphie Strong and Goals!

First, let’s begin by asking “What is a Lymphie?”  The simplest answer is a Lymphie is a person diagnosed with Lymphedema.  Lymphedema is a degenerative condition caused by a malfunctioning or absence of the lymph nodes and their inability to transport lymph fluid correctly throughout the human body.  It causes swelling in the affected area and is usually […]

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Lymphedema Reduction: It is Possible

Let me begin by sharing my reduction story, which is the inspiration for creating Stay Lymphie Strong. I have primary bilateral lower extremity Lymphedema (LE) coupled with Chronic Veinous Insuffiency (CVI).  When I was about 10 years old, I was scratched by a cat which caused a staph infection that required hospitalization. My lymph node had hardened, […]

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