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Blog posts June 2020

Hand Sanitisers - Fire Risk?

Last week I posted in good faith a poster on #handsanitisers #firerisk and whether hand sanitiser was combustible. I had received the poster from a reliable source within the health care community I belong to and it had an NHS logo. The article had been mentioned in several overseas news outlets and…

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Taking a Break

Author:  Gaynor Leech Founder of L-W-O



Noticeably short blog, hopefully from next week I will start easing back into looking after the L-W-O community.  I hope you are all well.  As a family we have had a difficult time recently and my priorities will always be my family.

Hubby has b…

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Impact of Covid-19 on Lymphoedema

"Please find the results of a poll carried out in six different closed patient groups, on Facebook to investigate the impact of the Covid19 lockdown on patients with lymphedema (all types but not lipodema). This was very simple, using the poll option of Facebook. No names were collected - only the …

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Self-Isolation Week 12

Author: Gaynor Leech, Founder of L-W-O



What a strange week this has been. After 11 weeks we are beginning to ease out of lockdown and in our case almost total self-isolation.  New rules apply as we enter the second phase of an alien new world.  This blog will concentrate on things…

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Self-Isolation Week 11

Author:  Gaynor Leech Founder of L-W-O



You would have thought in the world of lockdown and self-isolation that groups like ours would go very quiet as people have other things to worry about and while our membership has been quiet the organisational side of L-W-O has been very busy indee…

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