Having issues with lymphedema (swelling) in my left arm. To help remedy that I’m down 30 lbs using keto and now going to get my arm wrapped to hopefully reduce its size. This last swelling was due to sunburn.
- Why had I panicked? “What was I ashamed/embarrassed about?”
- Was it that I didn’t want people to see what was going on with me now?”
- I mean, “I’ve been wearing compression sleeves for a couple of years.“
DOCUMENTARY “The Disease They Call FAT” broadcasting FREE on Facebook
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Wednesday June 5 @ 8:30 am ESTLuxurious, Delicious, Decadent, Satisfying, Sumptuous and FABULOUS Keto – And Yes You Can Lose Weight and Reduce Pain and Swelling”
Thursday June 6 @ 8:00 pm EST – Catherine Seo, PhD
Topic: “How We Got Here – A Many Year Journey with Lipedema”
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Topic: “The Ketogenic Solution for Lymphatic Disorders”
UPCOMING PROGRAMS (we are so excited about both of these programs)
Keto for Lipedema Worldwide Summit broadcasts June 21-30
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I like Christmas holiday traditions! We usually put up a tree, wreaths, play Christmas music, and watch Christmas movies. Among other items decorations include a nativity scene, a melted Texas snowman and yes Christmas cards stand on various surfaces. Read More
One of my favorite songs happened to shuffle up on my playlist. “Hole in the wall” made me think about a fun and wild time over 30 years ago.
First of all, they are addictive, like Christmas lights. I mean, I can’t watch just one! I’m talking about Lifetime, UP, and Hallmark made-for-TV movies. Read More
This past week I edited an article I co-wrote after we received “conditional approval”. I thought I needed just a couple of hours – 4 hours max. I started at 6pm and it took me 12 hours to complete the edits!
I lost track of time. Has that ever happened to you? Wow, I have never pulled an all-nighter, except maybe during pledging, but that was years ago.
By the time I finished getting ready and was on my way to work I noticed something was not right.
My eyes were red, painful, teary and I could barely see to drive. I had to email my students and department chair, let my classes go and then drive back home. (I should have called Uber.)
I’ve never prayed that much while on the road (unless you count the time we were coming home on an icy highway, from our honeymoon and I mistakenly grabbed the steering wheel & put us into a tailspin, but that was a long time ago). Why did I go to school nearly unable to see? (I won’t be impatient the next time someone drives slowly in front of me).
- I do put my hand in my eyes too frequently. I can’t do that anymore!
- I’ve got to take it easy and as Edward says “Take care of myself.” (I evidently don’t know what that means because I thought that was what I was doing, but I guess not.)
- I’m just thinking again about being thankful. Sometimes I think I really don’t understand how much I should be thankful for even basic things.
All I could do was lay down, rest and pray. I don’t know what the lesson was other than the items above and to slow my roll. But is my being quieter, less rushed, more pensive really the lesson? How will I know?
I know things will work out. I don’t know exactly how, but I have faith that things will and not in a Pollyanna way.
I didn’t do a post last week. I’m glad I am back!
Love you all,
As I prepare for the week, the song that comes to my mind continuously is “Every day is a day of Thanksgiving”. I know it’s true, but sometimes I need reminding. Thanksgiving is a day in which we cook a lot (praying now everything turns out okay), eat a lot, enjoy food, family, friends, fellowship and have fun! Read More
What is it like being a caregiver when I was cared for so expertly? When I was a caregiver last month I realized – it’s really hard work! And it wasn’t that major big deal. I mean, my patient was mobile, just moving slowly and unable to lift heavy things.