In November I was able to meet Madlen Kaniuth, who is affected by lipedema, in Cologne for a joint conversation and bring a little surprise for you. You will find out more in a moment!
Who is Madlen Kaniuth?
Madlen was born on July 28, 1974 in Waren. Many know the actress from the series "All that counts", where she embodies the role of Brigitte Schnell and is now part of the permanent team. In addition to acting, she is also traveling as a singer. She regularly appears with her bands as a front woman all over Germany. Madlen also supports charitable projects again and again, such as B. the RTL donation marathon.
With us, she should be able to use her book "Thick legs despite diet" be known. Madlen published this in 2015 after her diagnosis of lipedema and her liposuctions.
Madlen and I have arranged to meet for dinner in a small restaurant in Südstadt. She greeted me and my husband, who accompanied me, openly and warmly. After initial nervousness on my part, perhaps also with Madlen 😉, our conversation became more and more relaxed and open.
Madlen spoke to me openly about the fact that she had already been on a number of diets. There was even a period in her life when she narrowly slipped past an eating disorder. She also knew the rejection due to the fuller legs. Most of the time she did not let this deter her and continued on her way. However, it stuck in the memory.
She did not know about her illness for a very long time and only came to the diagnosis by accident. Until recently, Madlen assumed that she was definitely not among those affected and that her fat legs were solely "her fault". She put off the feeling of heavy legs with the strain of her job. She owed the tight skin to her weight. When she was diagnosed with lipedema, however, it felt like a burden that fell from her shoulders. Finally she wasn't responsible for it all. At last she had an explanation as to why a healthy diet would not impress her legs. And she was finally able to find a new path for herself.
Madlen told me that she knew relatively quickly that she would have an operation. As an actress and singer, it would have been impossible to schedule the lymphatic drainage appointments. Your appointment calendar is often mixed up and is sometimes overturned at short notice. Compression fitting would still have been feasible, but would not have been the ultimate solution. So she underwent three liposuctions at her own expense.
Today after the operations she is fine. She is still symptom-free and does not require any further treatment. She still pays great attention to her diet. That she is healthy and balanced. As far as time allows, Madlen also does sports regularly.
A nice evening
I was able to talk to Madlen very openly. She also sees liposuction not as a "cure", but as a good way of creating relief and quality of life. She is a very funny and cheerful person. I would like to thank Madlen once again for taking the time together. Also for their commitment and commitment. It was a very nice and funny evening that I won't forget anytime soon.
Finally, we have a little surprise for you. If you want to know more about the story of Madlen Kaniuth, now has the chance. You can get ten copies of her book "Thick legs despite diet" win. These were kindly given to us by the mvg publishing house provided and all signed by Madlen.
All you have to do to win a copy is simply to comment here under the article, on Instagram or Facebook in three sentences, which way you had to go to the diagnosis and what your current status is.
Good luck to you
The closing date for entries is February 24.02.2019, 23, 59:XNUMX p.m.
You can find the conditions of participation here.