Saturday, 10 March 2018

Lymphoedema Awareness Week 2018 Day 7 ~ Summary


Although our lymphoedema project is coming to an end, the amazing women who've taken part in our project will continue to live with lymphoedema.

Over the last week, we've heard about both the similarities and differences in the way that our lymphoedema impacts on our physical and psychological well-being.

Our lymphoedema may present itself in unique ways, but our stories highlight the same experience of poor awareness of health practitioners, including GPs as well as a lack of timely and accessible treatment and support. We've also heard just how debilitating repeated bouts of cellulitis can be for those of us whose lymphoedema is particularly severe. But what stands out perhaps most of all is our resilience, the way we adapt and the way that we reach out and support one another by sharing our experiences and what we've learned.

Please join us in thanking all the women who so generously took part in our project - Anita, Bal, Carol, Emily, Jackie, Jane, Jennie, Lorna, Lynn, Pauline, Rhian, Ruth, Serena, Suze, Tamsin and Vicky.

In our own small way, we hope to have made a contribution to the global efforts to raise better awareness of this condition.

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