I’m currently at my heaviest, over 40 and yet I’m the happiest I’ve been in a decade. My lipedema is not stable, the fat has crept back on after liposuction, I deal with food allergies that mess up my attempts to eat low carb, and yet I’m doing great. I’m not pain-free, my mobility is affected and yet I’m enjoying life to the fullest of my abilities.
I finally got it. My life is a gift. Growing older is not a curse. I get to watch my kids grow up, spend more time with my husband. I managed to start my own business, lived that dream to write a novel (and started on the next). I travel whenever I can. I do what I love and I love what I do. It’s a gift. I treasure it all and I’m no longer willing to give my life a 2-star review because I got dealt crappy legs. And crappy arms. And some serious badonkadonk extraordinaire. There’s a whole world out there and I want to explore it, experience it, as much as I can.
The trick, for me, is to put the lipedema on the backburner, not allowing it to become a priority (anymore). Unfortunately, ignoring my lipedema to a responsible degree takes effort. You can’t read everything about lipedema, manage a Twitter account about lipedema, blog about lipedema, frequent lipedema-themed support groups, attend lipedema conferences and ignore lipedema. Obviously. So, I need to step back. Be selfish, or rather, take care of myself. Therefore I retire from lipedema blogging and will devote less time to lipedema-related topics, groups and events.I wish you all well. Writing for this blog, for you has been an honor.
Lots of love,