Living with lipedema has never been easy. Suddenly, a significant part of everyday life revolves around conservative therapy, lymphatic drainage, doctor's appointments, compression supplies and, above all, the nervous strain caused by constant pain.
Each of us affected can certainly tell of several low points that their soul had to endure in their life with lipedema.
[Caroline is sitting in the treatment room of her angiologist and tearfully tells that two years after the leg diagnosis, her arms were now also aching.]
“You seem stressed. Are you looking for a new hobby, maybe Indian cooking or something. That will distract you. "
Every doctor has a bad day. But unfortunately, this soothing thought does not help me to neutralize the gravity of this statement at this sensitive moment. He couldn't understand what it meant after such an uphill battle 30 kilos loss, Sports and Therapy adherence but to have lost to the lipedema and to have to watch helplessly as the pain spread around the body.
I take my luck into my own hands
I was on the verge of depression and was doing talk therapy as a last resort. How this went and what I was able to draw from it, I would like to report again separately in a separate article. But one thing was clear: the basis for my own lipedema therapy had been created - the flight forward.
As you probably all know, fashion is my therapy. But it's not just the fashion aspect behind it that was so healing for me and still is today (!), But the knowledge that it's in my own hands. I can actively influence my happiness and satisfaction and this knowledge is infinitely precious. Just as I have chosen this path in fashion, I also try mine Bosom complex to dedicate.
And damn it, it works!
The power of the community:
Inspire and strengthen one another
Petra yearend, a dear friend from the lipedema community and Book author, has rounded up some great strong women to make one Video series to bring to life and to give our illness a face. Now it is my turn to tell you about my life with lipedema and, above all, to give you courage that it can be a worth living one. If you only trust yourself to achieve this strength!
I wish you a lot of strength in the fight against lipedema and remember that you are never alone in this fight.