This statement was two fold for me, a great reminder that our diagnosis is not a personal failure (even though our society might try to shame us into believing our actions are the reason for our shape); but also, that treatments, supplements, etc. that do not work are also NOT a personal failure.
We are so different and have been learning how we present differently, and respond to treatments, supplements, eating styles, exercise, etc. differently.
Think about how that can be so damaging emotionally.
To continually try new things and continually not see results, that not only those without Lipedema see, but even those with Lipedema might see.
It is a constant effort to be compassionate to ourselves. Sharing with each other makes us stronger physically and emotionally.
(Original Lipedema Fitness Instagram post date September 2020)