It’s host Brenda Viola’s birthday, and the Lipedema Roundtablers surprised Brenda with party hats, flowers, and a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” to celebrate! Aside from the celebratory energy, the occasion was marked by the virtual worlds of Brenda, Linda Anne Kahn, and superfan Jackie Larson colliding as they shared the screen from Linda’s home.
The brain fog and fatigue commonly associated with lipedema were discussed, giving Linda Anne the opportunity to encourage attendance at her August 22nd Lympha Press webinar, “Mitochondrial Health, Mast Cell Activation, Your Brain, and the Lymphatic System.”
Dr. Lindy McHutchison and Dr. Karen Herbst brought their expertise to field viewers’ questions, which covered everything from stress-related inflammation and how pink noise can help relax the mind and body to rest. Pattie Cornute‘s successful Lipedema Fitness Triathlon and its aftermath were discussed, and Angelique Charles‘s recent efforts to find balance were also reviewed.
Cara Cruz‘s insightful Lipedema Awareness Month posts, including the sentiment to “focus on what your body has allowed you to do” and a forceful message from Siouxie Boshoff to “stop the hating” online were met with enthusiastic agreement by the panel.
The Lipedema Patient Roundtable is a safe space for the lipedema community to share with honesty both challenges and triumphs. “Only love” is the mantra for this forum and with each passing month, the community grows in support of each other.
The Lipedema Patient Roundtables are held every third Wednesday of the month and brought to you by Lympha Press, makers of the Optimal Plus. The Optimal Plus was specifically designed for lipedema patients, who report results that include reduced pain and increased mobility. Lipolymphedema patients benefit from the movement of lymph that Optimal Plus therapy provides, and often experience a reduction in size. Find out more by visiting www.lymphapress.com.