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”
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
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!
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 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
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
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?