It might be the dog days of summer, but some of the coolest lipedema voices gathered once again for the monthly Lipedema Patient Roundtable. Medical expert Linda Anne Kahn led the program by talking about dry, itchy, inflamed eyes and the connection with mast cell activation syndrome. Turns out many of the panelists and attendees also suffer from dry eyes and Linda offered solutions to help them cope.
An interesting discussion about anesthesia and its impact on patients and the importance of medical professionals “checking the chart!” was followed by questions surrounding Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and how to obtain a diagnosis. Compression talk also played a starring role, as did a call to silence our internal critics and practice self-compassion.
The conversations were underscored by encouragement to use our gifts and express our creativity. Patients may have lipedema, but it’s not their whole life. Panelists answered the question, “What lights you up?” and the evening ended on a fun note: “What poster was on your wall in high school?” (Pale Ginger Pear’s close encounter with *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone provoked the conversation.)
Special thanks to our amazing panelists:
- Pattie Cornute (@lipedemafitness)
- Cara Cruz (@palegingerpear)
- Angelique Charles (@thelippybutterfly)
- Siouxie Boshoff (@lipedema.living)
- Jenny Beaujean (@jenny_beaujean)
- Linda Anne Kahn (@lindaannekahn)
As always, Lympha Press presents the monthly Roundtables to be a source of education and inspiration for the lipedema community. For those who’d like to find out more about how the Lympha Press Optimal Plus helps them manage their condition, contact email@example.com.