The changes in her body at age 13 were so traumatic for Lisa Lugo that she developed an eating disorder — even starving herself for seven days in the hope of looking “like the other girls.”
A lifelong journey to discover what was going on with her body took a turn when she discovered the Fat Disorders Resource Society (FDRS), which led to finally being diagnosed with lipedema last August.
And when she heard about the Lympha Press? “I knew I had to have one.” “I felt the difference immediately…such a sense of relief and a decrease in fatigue. My legs no longer felt like sausages. I was hooked.”
Lisa’s interview is inspiring not only because of how well she manages her lipedema and Dercum’s disease, but also how she manages her mindset: “I made a decision that I live here in this body and I was going to be happy where I live.” A gifted singer, Lisa knew she was born to be on stage and decided “I was going to stop denying myself. I have a right to life.”
And boy, does she live. Singing with her band, City Sounds, Lisa even shared a bit of the song “Hallelujah” during the interview. Goosebumps? Definitely.
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