You Have to Take Your Health into Your Own Hands
Well, my own process with lipedema is I think I’ve had it since I was about ten years old.
My legs were always bigger than other kids’. I always hated my legs. All the way
through high school in college and everything. Tried every dot, vanilla dot since I was
seven years-old, I think. But nothing ever made the legs get smaller.
In 2007, I put myself on a diet, and within a year, I’d lost a substantial amount of
weight, but the legs didn’t go away. My thighs start getting bigger. I’m eating 700
calories a day, my legs keep getting bigger, and everybody that knows me says, “You
eat the least amount of anybody we even know.”
I’ve hated my legs my whole life and it’s still yet today and I look at a picture and even
when I was a size 10 a couple years ago, and I’m at graduation with [my son], you still
see the fat rolls above my knees through the pants. I haven’t worn a dress in probably
twenty-five, thirty years. Not one dress. So all that’s the aesthetic part, but when the
pain hits and your knees aren’t right.. I haven’t had a lot of pain in my legs, just
occasionally, and when I work really long hours, then they really hurt.
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