Little things in the everyday life of a lipedema patient
It's the little things that sometimes make our life so difficult to bear. Sometimes it is not the big picture, but rather every little piece of the puzzle out of suffering that makes us despair.
- We get up early to be able to put the compression on in time.
- On some days it is not yet dry, although it has hung long enough to dry.
- Twenty times it works fine with the compression, but then comes this one day when it pinches everywhere and it doesn't fit properly.
- Our knuckles are surrounded by calluses - not very nice.
- Bloody fingers are also not uncommon.
- Artificial nails, freshly painted nails, very often have little chance of surviving.
- Ritsch, Ratsch, Ritsch, Ratsch we're coming! Embarrassing ...
- A hole! The worst that can happen.
- Crouching down or working in it is really nasty!
- Cold feet and legs - all day long.
- And then sometimes sweaty feet and unbelievable heat ...
- Brown legs? What's this?
- Wash compression every day ... wash, wash, care ...
- Compression and Sports - YES! 3 times the muscle effort - not a thing!
- She rolls down on her stomach ...
- ... presses in the stomach and constricts me ...
- ... and pushes my existing streaky bacon upwards, Michelin man style.
- A lot of movement also means pulling up frequently, no matter how well she sits.
- The "tank feeling" after putting on.
- The "I run like a penguin" syndrome ...
This list can be expanded forever and really only shows a few little things that we as lipedema patients have to deal with. Of course, there are some points to be taken with humor, but I mean them seriously. There is also a grain of truth in every joke.
I take my hat off to all compression wearers and pay my respects to everyone! You are doing hard work!