“No stopping lipedema? No…it’s not stopping ME.”
A “beanpole” until puberty, Molly Gallagher’s legs felt and looked different after that hormonal juncture. She exercised compulsively and enjoyed success with the Keto diet, but hormone therapy as part of fertility treatment wreaked havoc with her body.
Leg pain, weird sensations, leg cramps, and lack of energy dealt her not just a physical but also an emotional blow.
A turning point was the care she received at Carolina Vein Center with Dr. Lindy McHutchison. “Have you ever heard of lipedema?” was a life-changing question. Understanding that her condition wasn’t just cosmetic, feeling validated instead of body-shamed, and given tools to manage this new diagnosis gave Molly a sense of purpose.
One of those tools is her Lympha Press Optimal Plus: “It loosens the solid block of my legs and reduces the heaviness.” She measured before and after in three places, and reduced a total of 4 1/2 inches. “After using the pump, I can get my compression on!” says Molly.
Normally an introvert, Molly enjoys sharing her story in the hope that it will help others. Follow her on Instagram at @UnstoppableMolly!
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