The third in a three-part series interviewing lipedema surgeon Dr. David Amron.
Launched in 2011 by Alexa Ercolano, The Lymphie Life features articles detailing patients’ personal experiences living with lymphedema as well as tips and tricks, research news, product reviews, and interviews with healthcare professionals and community advocates.
“Drawing” on my own experience in response to a reader’s questions about self-care.
For this year’s World Lymphedema Day, I spoke with Dr. Gousopoulos about the globalization of the lymphedema community, the importance of patient involvement, and his vision as chair of the Europe Chapter of LE&RN.
“When my doctor told me I had lymphedema, I said, ‘OK. How do I fix it?’ She laughed at me and she goes, ‘Honey, you gotta live with it.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, that doesn’t work in my wheelhouse. I’ll find a way.'”
Social media holds the potential to connect and empower people, but it can just as easily tear down and dehumanize them. For one Canadian woman on Facebook earlier this week, it did both.