My Personal Gold Medal

Good day to you all. Chris and I saw a movie this past weekend about the American Women’s Olympic Cycling Team who won the Silver Medal in the London Games in 2012. It was a story about the American team…

Searching for Joyful Feelings

Cee and I have been looking for ways to increase the joy in our lives. We've been exercising our "joy muscles" by finding the things that bring us joy and opening ourselves up to others. It's been great fun. One…

It's All About Balance

I've not talked yet about the other chronic diseases I have. I've had Type I diabetes now for nearly 20 years. And I have almost died three times due to undiagnosed and untreated Lyme Disease. It took me years to…

I’ve become extremely insecure

NOTE: Yesterday, Sunday I was feeling guilty and sad. Chris asked me to tell her how I was feeling and she typed up my responses to that question. I feel like I’ve become extremely insecure since the lipedema stuff (treatment)…

Why would anyone want to work with people like me?

It was hard to judge the emotions behind Cee’s question. I could hear concern, despair, futility and curiosity in her voice, all blended into a heart-wrenching question. She was saying that the world had branded her an abject failure, someone…

Why Lipedema Sisterhood?

I'm Cee. I'm not fat. I have lipedema. I am starting this Lipedema Sisterhood blog as a way of sharing my reactions and insights to being diagnosed with this disorder.  I also want to share how I work through the…

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