Hope for Lipedema with New Surgical Treatments
I knew that my lifestyle wasn’t equal to what I looked like. No matter what I did – I
actually restricted my food intake by getting a lap band. I was always very, very active.
I have a very active job, I was always into sports, I worked out. I hired a personal trainer.
I was eighty pounds heavier than I am now. I was at my top weight. I hired a personal
trainer and I worked out with him six days a week. He saw what I did and he was
perplexed. He saw what I ate. And then after working with him 5-6am, I would go and
do a thirteen hour shift from 7am-8pm. And in the whole year I did that, I lost six
pounds. So I knew there was something wrong.
So I researched and I researched and I almost became obsessed with it. I was on the
computer one day and I just put in the toolbar: painful legs, column-like legs, legs that
hurt, legs that are hardened, and I found lipedema and I was shocked. I was absolutely
shocked. And then I was educating my family about it and they were very skeptical.
They just thought I was getting obsessed with something. But then they saw the
photos I was finding and what I looked like and they knew my lifestyle also and they
said, “You’re onto something.”
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