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Primary & Secondary Lymphoedema Online & in the Community

Blog posts May 2019

My Heroes - Fiona Stevenson

Author: Gaynor Leech Founder of L-W-O

Today I want to tell you about one of my heroes. Fiona Stevenson is the Founder of Swimming after Surgery (SAS) that supports women who have had breast cancer and encourages them to go swimming.   Fi  prefers to educate and frequently speaks about overcoming ch…

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Living with Lipoedema by Jo Mander

Edited by Gaynor Leech Founder of L-W-O

 

Hi I am Jo, and I have Lipoedema. I was diagnosed in Jan 2017. Lipoedema is a chronic condition that causes fat to accumulate below the waist, affecting hips, buttocks and legs that are out of proportion with the upper body. It is related to major hormone…

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Conversation with Lisa West

Author: Gaynor Leech Founder of L-W-O

Lisa first shared her story with L-W-O in October 2017, and what a journey it's been for her.   She 38 years old and lives in the beautiful city of Exeter in Devon. Up until she was seven years old, she was fit and healthy apart from a couple of broken bones, a…

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Conversation with Helen Hunter

Author: Gaynor Leech Founder of L-W-O

 

Helen wishes for a holistic approach to treating those living with lymphoedema?

 

Retired from The Queen Alexandra Hospital Helen Hunter was officially diagnosed with lymphoedema in 2017 although she had an inkling before this and her personal feeling wa…

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Conversation with Rhian James

Author: Gaynor Leech Founder of L-W-O

 

Rhian loves to travel and while her lymphoedema doesn’t stop her travelling, planning is very much a part of her trips.

 

Rhian James was first diagnosed with Lymphoedema in 2011, five months after a mastectomy (having had a lumpectomy in 1995) she and…

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