Since my Lipedema diagnosis in 2007, I have always been interested in the cause, more than the symptoms, of my condition. Don’t get me wrong, I spend a lot of time caring for my symptoms every day, but my curiosity keeps me digging for answers and understanding.
My curiosity into the cause had me looking into fascia… If Lipedema is a loose connective tissue disorder, why aren’t we focused more on things like fascia?
I found Gil Hedley’s fascia fuzz video on YouTube, and have been watching and learning as much as possible from his integral anatomy video series ever since. (Warning the video link is graphic, Gil works on human cadavers, but does so in a considerate way that is less shocking than you think it might be).
For those that don’t know, Dr. Herbst is a Loose Connective Tisue Disease Specialist and the Lipedema guru in our community, she has been a champion in the field for decades and always looking for new ways to improve our experience with our diagnosis. You can click here for a copy of the Standard of Care for Lipedema in the United States that she and many of her colleagues worked on.
And I thought wouldn’t it be great to get Gil and Dr. Herbst together.
I cannot express how excited I am to be part of this discussion. Very appreciative of them both spending time with us.
Hope you can join Crystal from @cfitrevolution and myself, Pattie from @lipedemafitness) as we welcome them and begin the discussions.