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Entry #: 3992

Entry Date: 2014-08-15 13:48:14

Name: laura
Visitor Comments: I'm SO happy for you!!!

Entry #: 3990

Entry Date: 2014-08-12 03:38:01

Name: cathy lewis
Visitor Comments: Hi Amy,

I am 66 and in the last year have developed lymphedema in my legs and ankles and feet. I am in the process of doing what is necessary to have gastric bypass. My first visit with my physical therapist is scheduled for the day after tomorrow.

I live in the suburb just north of Chicago and am in the midst of highly rated hospitals. It doesn't seem to matter a lot though. I showed my pcp my legs and he popped out with, "Oh, what's that?" a few months later I went to my dermatologist who seemed completely unconcerned. He told me it was probably an allergy. As an afterthought he prescribed an ointment, at least.

I have had kidney problems, which means that diuretics can be harmful, and saw a kidney doctor and showed him my legs. He told me I should go to the lymphodema clinic, although he didn't know the doctor's name, or where it was and wasn't sure of the telephone number. I tracked down the doctor and finally got in to see the him there and he gives me a good prognosis.

For this many doctors to be so uninformed is sad and frightening. Especially the dermatologist!

I am so glad you are working on some of these problems. I enjoyed your story. You expressed yourself very clearly, and it was almost like seeing someone mature right in front of your eyes as you took me through the years. And you are a beautiful woman now. I hope you and Kenneth are OK. He seemed like a man who truly loves you.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you that I appreciate having your story to read and wish you happiness and satisfaction in doing what you can to help others. Thank you, Cathy

Entry #: 3989

Entry Date: 2014-08-06 22:58:19

Name: Alissa
Visitor Comments: I just had to watch your True Life episode for a class assignment, and couldn't help but google your name to find out how far you have come. Even though I do not know you, I am so proud and my eyes actually teared up when I saw your before and after pictures next to each other. Your story is amazing.

Entry #: 3988

Entry Date: 2014-07-30 22:11:20

Name: Gina Fajardo
Visitor Comments: Great Info. I have lymphedema on my left foot (mild type, but still there), and none of my doctors ever really gave me some accurate info. since this first started 7 years ago. But just recently I have started treatment, and will then use the compression stockings. We will see how it goes. But GOOD for you for getting yours treated so well. That's very impressive! And thank you for sharing your story with the rest of us, and providing helpful info.

Entry #: 3987

Entry Date: 2014-07-28 05:54:08

Visitor Comments: Nice blog. Hope you keep inspiring others.

Entry #: 3986

Entry Date: 2014-07-25 11:49:28

Name: Laura
Visitor Comments: Oh, I forgot to mention that I never did see your MTV appearance and that I am finally getting the attention I need for lymphedema. I found your site because I am anxious about my first visit to the clinic and this just happened to come up somewhere in the search results. It saddens me how few physicians actually know about this condition as it was brushed aside time and time again. So along with the fibro, R.A., and swelling, I am currently dealing w/ a lot of anger toward these doctors but I think I've found a place w/ a lot of hope right here. Thanks again!

Entry #: 3985

Entry Date: 2014-07-25 11:40:41

Name: Laura
Visitor Comments: Thank you so much for putting this site together and for sharing your story. I admire your courage although you don't need anyone to tell you that as you have so much self worth and confidence; it is so genuinely inspiring! I mean, look at this, ten years later from when your journey began and it is still helping people like me who are just beginning theirs. That is something to be darn proud of! I admit I got too tired before I finished exploring all of your site but I look forward to doing so soon. Thank you Amy and wishing you all of the best always.

Entry #: 3984

Entry Date: 2014-07-23 10:07:45

Name: Amy B.
Visitor Comments: I used to have a friend that struggled with Lymph-edema. She couldn't be bothered to do the therapy tho. so sad seeing the success u have had. I am also over weight and have some pitting edema going on and in my searches wandered across this page. Bravo for sharing such an intimate part of your life.

Entry #: 3983

Entry Date: 2014-07-22 03:05:57

Name: Chastity
Visitor Comments: OMG. I have totally just got the confirmation that I needed. Thank you and God Bless You. P.S You look good.

Entry #: 3982

Entry Date: 2014-07-16 14:27:48

Name: Kelsie long
Visitor Comments: I have the same story has yours and wished I had the gastric bypass I also had the bad cellulitis and it really hurts I stay in hospital for 3 weeks and rehab for 6 weeks this is no joke.

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