I hate Lipedema
Thanks for listening to me whine!
I hope it may be okay if I occasionally ask you questions. I have prayed about having the surgery and feel that this is what I need to do. I am back into my exercise routine and losing weight on my own right now (it was suggested that we lose 5% of weight prior to surgery.....I am thinking I will have surgery in late fall but that is just a guess....I need to see dietician and dr for 3 months then the surgeon). I am thrilled to know that you are not lopsided......this is a fear of mine. I know my legs will probably look pretty bad even with weight loss and I am not expecting to be thin, but I want to remain as active as possible and to be able to enjoy my life.
You give me hope. :)
Thanks for your message. I hope it would be okay to add you on as friend on here. I do not come on every day but plan on possibly being on more often once my surgery occurs. I will look up the site your buy your compression stockings from. My PT is also suggesting some other options as well.
I need to try swimming....the gym I go to has a small pool and I used to love to swim but getting in the bathing suit is another story! It is nice to know that the obesity help conferences have been enjoyable and that may be something I think about attending. The weight loss surgery world is a whole nother world and a nice one. During my psych eval last week, the psychologist was very nice and said that I was making a good decision. There are a lot of judgers out there and it was nice to hear positivity instead.
I understand about having tough work days and needing to lay low sometimes. What type of work do you do?
Thanks again for sharing youe experiences! It is very helpful to me.
on 3/13/11 1:12 pm
Hi, I am 16 and was diagnosed with lipoedema a just under 2 years ago. I have been dieting for about 2 months and I have found it extremely difficult to come to terms with the realisation that I wont be able to lose weight from the effected areas, which consequently for me are my legs, hips, bum and arms, and I am therefore concidering liposuction.
I am a size 16 at the moment, but do not wish for it to progress any further. I am not dilusional and I do realise that this is not just a quick fix for weight loss. But I am extremely unhappy, and devistated that no matter what I do, I will never be able to lose the weight naturally. I have looked into it with my mum, and on many lipoedema sites, it mentions that liposuction is a good method to not only help with the apperance, but the pain. At the moment, I do not have much pain, and have never really had much pain before. I went through a period of secondary lymphodema, but have currently got that under controll and haven't experienced any signs for over a year. I am wearing the compression stockings and dieting. I think my condition is stable and not to the extent that most people suffer from, due to the fact I was diagnosed pretty early into the condition. Is there any advice you can give me? Do you think that it would be the right desigion to try to correct it now before it's too late?
I know that the treatment of liposuction is not a perminent fixture, and will probable have to be re assessed in about 5-15 years, but I am hoping that it will not reach the stage of those 'extreme' cases you read about on the internet. Please help me, I am really worried. I have to do something now, because everytime I look in the mirror I am reminded of the condition. I am even withdrawing myself from social events etc... because I am so embarassed and self concious about how I look. I know I sound really horrible because I haven't got it as bad as many other women, but I need to do something! I am sooo scared. I can't live like this anymore. Please can you advise me? or simply give you're oppinion? It is affecting my whole life.
Kind regards, Lydia x