It’s Lymphedema Awareness Month and the Lipedema Patient Roundtablers were honored to welcome William Repicci, President and CEO of the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN). The resources available through LE&RN for lipedema patients were discussed as well as how this important organization advocates for patients with all lymphatic disorders. A powerful moment was when Repicci stated, after hearing the impassioned words of the panelists, “Stoicism doesn’t change the world. Activism does.”
Nine years after her original lipedema surgery, Siouxie Boshoff was missing from tonight’s panel as she recovered from surgery with Dr. Jaime Schwartz. Pale Ginger Pear spoke about recovery and read a poem; The Lippy Butterfly encouraged us all to “stop, drop, and roll” with life; and the attendees filled chat with what the monthly Roundtable means to them.
The entire group is excited about the upcoming Fat Disorders Resource Society (FDRS) Conference in April, where Dr. Karen Herbst will offer the keynote and both Cara Cruz and Linda-Anne Kahn will also serve as speakers; Brenda will close the conference with “Settling Your Worth.” Pattie Cornute’s recent posts on @LipedemaFitness spoke to the power of “the words we say to ourselves,” and some powerful time was spent thinking about “I am…I can…I will…”
Next month, the panel sticks to its “New Year’s Resolution” to invite experts to join the discussion. Dr. Omar Beidas, a lipedema surgeon based in Florida, and Lauren Fonvielle, who is an expert on mindset and tapping, will join the April Roundtable.
But March? It was another jam-packed, information- and inspiration-filled hour with special thanks to:
- Pattie Cornute (@LipedemaFitness)
- Cara Cruz (@PaleGingerPear)
- Angelique Charles (@TheLippyButterfly)
- Jenny Beaujean (@jenny_beaujean)
- Linda-Anne Kahn (@lindaannekahn)
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