Over the previous three years before starting CDT, I had lost some weight through pain management strategies. I was in a pretty good place, although I did have to give up some of the things I loved, such as sports, vigorous exercise, projects, and pushing myself in loads of capacities in general. I’d been pushing through incredible pain for years, and my disproportionate/uncooperative body was more prone to injury.
About the Author
The Weight of Lipedema comes with heavy stigma, huge mental and physical health implications, and a severe lack of awareness among the medical community. Where I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, there are no specialists or care options that address Lipedema.
This is a journey of the physical, psychological, financial, social, and political challenges I must navigate to keep my mobility and manage my pain in a world that refuses to acknowledge me as anything other than “fat”.
Here you will find my truth, my struggle, my support, my research, my triumphs, and my disappointments. Here you may also find your voice to advocate for yourself; as I have found mine.
Join me for an intimate look inside managing Lipedema, a fat disorder that affects 1 in 10 women; it usually runs in families and is commonly misdiagnosed as obesity or fibromyalgia