It wasn’t until I hit puberty that I noticed my legs gaining weight, I didn’t think anything of it at first in all honesty. I hadn’t particularly put any weight on anywhere else and I wasn’t overweight either. I was about 14 or 15 when I started thinking they looked horrible, feeling insecure about how … More Growing up with “fat” legs
It has been over a year since Jack came into our lives and what a year it has been. Time has flown by! Jack was so timid and nervous the first day he arrived, he hid under the dining room table for a while and took around an hour to get used to me and … More A year with Jack
I’ve been getting so carried away with work and the summer hols with the family that I missed Ordinary world of Fay’s 1st anniversary…. I’m so forgetful! I’m going to take the time to recap what I have learnt and overcome in a year of blogging about living with Lipoedema. First of all I’d like … More Happy belated 1st anniversary!
For a long time my OH has been massaging my legs around twice a week at least. I heard somewhere that massage is very beneficial for lippy/lymph ladies, unless the limbs are painful to touch. When my OH first started massaging my legs they were painful, and I mean painful. The texture beneath the skin … More Goodbye restless legs… I hope!
Last September I wrote about how I can never find any boots to fit me (refer to Fashion frustrations!) and I had a few messages recommending a clothes retailer for the curvier lady, Simply Be. I was told you can buy different size boots using different measurements so technically they are made to measure. I … More If the boots fit.
My last post was a tad on the serious side, so this time I wanted to write something a little light hearted. I am always mentioning compression in my posts, mostly because I love them! but there are days when they just won’t go right, a bit like a bad hair day. For example, most … More Just like a bad hair day, but with compression.
This is a phrase that is often said or written. It saddens me that people can be so close minded and aren’t willing to educate themselves on this horrible disorder. A lot of doctors are said to have told patients this too. I have heard it too many times now. I often read articles on … More Lipoedema – “All you have to do is lose weight”
I want wish everyone a happy new year! 2015 has been an up and down year for my family and I. The upside, moving house, being referred to the leg clinic which have been brilliant in helping me cope with Lipoedema, adopting Jack and making good memories. This year my main aim is to make … More Happy new year!!
It has been ages since I’ve last written a post. I haven’t had much time in the run up to Christmas. Not a lot has been happening to be honest. The other week I went to the leg clinic to have my legs checked and remeasured. A lady from Germany (she measured my legs the … More Compression – Persistence pays off!
As you may know by now I wear compression every day to help with Lipoedema in my legs. My compression tights (as seen in the gallery below) squeezes the swollen area to prevent further growth and to help with aches and pains that I often suffer. Well my medi tights are really good and help … More My new compression
I mentioned in previous posts that my family and I adopted our dog, Echo, from Spain two years ago. We had been thinking for a while that we wanted to adopt another dog, to complete our family and for Echo to have a friend to play with. At the end of August we got in … More Meet Jack, our newest family member :)
As many of us Lipoedema ladies know, clothes can be a big issue. Most people that know me know I absolutely hate shopping especially for clothes. Part of that is because I can never find anything nice enough to fit me properly. It’s such a pain trundling through clothes racks and think “oh that looks … More Fashion frustrations!
Last month I stated that I was going to start a strict diet to help with my Lipoedema, and I told you I’d give you an update, well I failed! Wow it was so difficult because it’s too restricting. I couldn’t particularly eat meals that I liked at all and it wasn’t very satisfying. There … More Diet plan update
Sorry it has been a while since my last post, I just haven’t got round to posting. We have had my mum come and visit from Spain for the last few weeks so we have been spending family time together. Since my last post we have been mostly trying to renovate the garden, but have … More It’s been a while
Yet another dreary day so we decided to play a game that I had won in a competition I had entered. The game is really aimed for 7+ years but my 5 year old really wanted to play too. The game’s purpose is to test knowledge in a fun way. You lay the pile … More Quizonics Level 2 Review
The summer hasn’t particularly been that sunny in the UK this year has it? Not great when you have kids on their holidays and need to keep them entertained. One of the things the boys likes to do is to create master pieces with salt dough😀 It’s very cheap and lots of fun! All you … More Salt dough fun with the kids.
Yesterday was Echo’s 2 year anniversary with us. He had been through a lot before he got to us and he was only 4 months old at the time. I first spotted him when I was skyping my mum, she lives in Spain with my step dad. Well at the time of skyping they were … More Echo’s 2 Year anniversary
As you all know from my last post I have a hobby making fudge, well sometimes I like to eat a few pieces that I make, they’re delicious what can I say? Unfortunately one of the best ways to help Lipoedema is to “eat clean” which means cut out any junk food. I’m not sure … More Eat fresh, eat clean.
Friday was one of my working days which normally means achy legs. That night my legs were really painful. It was really hot during the day so I didn’t wear my tights to work which I don’t think helped. Usually by the next day they settle down and are fine, but yesterday my legs hurt…. … More Bad day turned tasty!
As in the ‘about’ section I state that this blog is also about our journey and adventures together. I wanted to post about Lipoedema first off so that I can not only raise awareness but when I mention struggles I have, you understand a bit more as to why. I didn’t want to base it … More The boys first Karate lesson
I just want to say a quick thank you to everyone for your support. The response has been absolutely overwhelming! I never expected anyone to particularly take any notice but I’m happy to say that my posts have been seen and shared which means my goal is being met! Thank you so much🙂
As my friends and family know, I work part time. Two days a week I clean for a holiday resort. It’s a pretty fast paced job as I’m on a tight time limit and I’m on my feet non stop once I start, which is really good as it keeps my legs well circulated … More Achy legs
Ok so I thought i’d share some pictures of what Lipoedema can look like, but keep in mind that not everyone is at the same level and shapes and sizes really can vary. This is an example: notice the ankles, it’s called an elastic band effect, where there is no shape to them at … More What Lipoedema can look like
Lipoedema is a long term chronic disorder where diseased fat cells accumulate in the lower limbs and sometimes the arms, but hands and feet aren’t affected. Lipoedema is also very often mistaken for Lymphedema or obesity. Enlargement of the limbs differ between people and can get worse over time. Typical signs of Lipoedema are: Large hips and … More What is Lipoedema?