Never let your Lymphedema define you or stop you from doing anything… Thank you for this very positive post which I have reblogged…Alexa shows us that having Lymphedema does not have to stop us doing things.. Thanks
I achieved a major milestone the other day: for the first time in years, I bought – and wore – a pair of SHORTS.
Shorts! My lymphie leg is my right leg (on the left in the photo).
Last week I went on a weekend trip to Sedona, Arizona, with some of my girlfriends. As I was preparing for the trip, I was faced with a common lymphie conundrum: what to wear in the hot weather. Do I eschew my insecurities and wear something weather-appropriate and comfortable, or do I hide my leg and wear pants to camouflage my swelling? I contemplated my usual approach – wearing long, flowy pants or yoga pants – but decided they wouldn’t be conducive to the extensive hiking we’d be doing. There was one other option, though, one that I have actively avoided for years…
I could wear shorts.
The thought was tempting, yet…
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