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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Lymphie Strong Facebook Groups: The Next Level

For the past several months, I have been receiving some great feedback on the success of the online support groups I manage on Facebook, particularly from physical therapists in The Official Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group. It never occurred to me that a certified lymphedema therapist might need a group to recommend to their patients. I […]

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Lymphedema Not a Global Problem? I Beg To Differ

I developed LE in college.  For 21 years, I thought that myself and my Dad were the only living people on the planet with lymphedema. One man and his daughter.  Something like that saying, “Even if you were the last person on Earth, I wouldn’t wish LE on you.”  It sounds absolutely absurd to think […]

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Overcoming 20 Debulking Surgeries As a Kid

As many of you are aware, I am the Admin for The Lymphedema Running & Fitness Club.  From time to time, someone will share a body transformation milestone in that group that will grab my attention. When I contacted Megan about sharing her story, I never dreamed that she would send me an email where […]

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A Twinkle In Her Eye

Ever struggle with self-esteem and body image issues? Living with lymphedema has both physical and psychological impacts. Read on for Mary’s story on how she lives with full body systemic LE as the result of hypothermia. The endocrine issue that caused the hypothermia five years ago for her is called Idiopathic Hypothalamic disorder. It would […]

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Never Lose Your Childlike Wonder

Yesterday a child touched my right leg in the bleachers at a Houston Astros baseball game. I’ll get to how in a moment. I have fond memories of baseball and softball growing up as a child. As I have mentioned in other blog posts, part of the inspiration behind the fitness online support community I […]

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