Sunday, August 31, 2014

FDRS Conference

I am thrilled to write about the upcoming FDRS (Fat Disorders Research Society) conference in DC next week (September 5 - 6).  There will be many highlights, like Dr. Josef Stutz, a German doctor who specializes in the WAL (water assisted liposuction) surgery for those with lipedema, and Dr. Karen Herbst ( - a board certified Endocrinologist in AZ who has a fascination with fat and how it behaves, and who listed:
  • Hope
  • Experienced Fingers
  • A Plan, and
  • A Partnership

as what she can provide to you.  As someone with Lipedema, those four items really spoke to me.  Her website has a wealth of information, do yourself a favor and check it out.

I am humbled to announce that my husband/coach, and I, will also be presenting at the conference.  We will have about twenty minutes to talk about our journey with lipedema and how fitness has changed my life with lip.  

My husband/coach is just that, he is my husband, with a pretty up close and personal experience of what it means to have lipedema, and he is my coach, with a CrossFit certification and 4th degree black belt/Instructor in Karate (, not to mention years and years (he'll turn 50 in October) of being an athlete.

Sharing my story with other lipedema ladies and their families is a real honor, I look forward to sharing what has worked for me over the past two years, and I am looking forward to hearing what Dr. Stutz and Dr. Herbst have to share, but mostly, I cannot wait to meet other ladies just like me!