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With a host of other medical concerns, Stephanie Roache wasn’t focused on managing lymphedema when she was diagnosed. Soon, it became apparent that it could no longer be ignored.

“I clicked on a coupon during Lymphedema Awareness Month,” she shares. Amanda Sobey encouraged her that the best thing she could do was move her lymph. Her renewed commitment to managing her lymphedema led to finding a new lymphedema therapist. Soon after (and with lightning speed from her Lympha Press representative in North Carolina) she had a LymphaPants garment in addition to a LymphaJacket.

“My numbers dropped dramatically and it’s so easy to use, I travel with my Lympha Press,” remarks Stephanie. She admits to the challenges presented by lymphedema but agrees it is worth taking the time to move that lymph!

The importance of community and not taking the first diagnosis as “the” answer is also a key takeaway from this inspiring interview.

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August 15, 2021

Not a Cookie-Cutter Lymphedema Story: The Stephanie Roache Interview

With a host of other medical concerns, Stephanie Roache wasn't focused on managing lymphedema when she was diagnosed. Soon, it became apparent that it could no longer be ignored.
August 13, 2021

The Lymphedema Patient Roundtable – August 2021

"We are more than our swelling." This affirmation was the heartbeat of the August Lymphedema Patient Roundtable as our panelists talked about body image, coping skills, and how to be your own best advocate while living with lymphedema.
July 15, 2021

Lymphedema Patient Roundtable – July 2021

It's summertime, and the living is — well, not so easy when you have lymphedema. The July Lymphedema Patient Roundtable focused on all things summer, from hot tips for traveling with your compression pump to cool facts about swimming and the natural compression it offers.
June 10, 2021

The Lymphedema Patient Roundtable – June 2021

The Lymphedema Patient Roundtable welcomes the first episode of summer with a lively discussion about compression garments, body image, the benefits of swimming, and why it's actually a good thing that you're getting up to pee so much after pumping!
June 9, 2021

Get Up and Keep Going: The Morgan McCoy Interview

A bout of ulcerative colitis in 2018 started a downward spiral for Morgan McCoy's health. In 2019, a blood clot in her left leg led to amputation. Then, a lymphedema diagnosis evidenced by 30 pounds of fluid. You'd never know any of this by the smile on Morgan's face. Her credo? "I could pout and be sad or depressed, or I can get up and just keep going. It's a choice."
June 2, 2021

Decide How Much Living You Want to Do: The Blanche Pepitone Interview

Diagnosed with lymphedema as a baby, Blanche Pepitone had her first surgery at 18 months old. Her parents and siblings raised her to live life fully, regardless of her condition, and that has been Blanche's lifelong credo: "You've got to decide how much living you want to do and do what it takes to live that life."
June 2, 2021

Lymphedema Patient Roundtable – May 2021

A focus on wellness and exercise and the importance of breathing, along with compression, Lympha Press, surgery, and everything related to lymphedema.
May 14, 2021

Just Be Willing to Fight: The Alex Robinson Interview

A gymnastics accident at age 15 left Alex Robinson with a fractured fibula...and a lymphedema diagnosis. Be inspired by her journey!
April 20, 2021

Ninjas Fighting Lymphedema: The Amy Rivera Interview

Amy Rivera is a powerful voice in the lymphedema community. Her Ninjas Fighting Lymphedema Foundation offers help and support that she wished for on the journey to a lymphedema diagnosis.
April 20, 2021

Knowledge is Power: The Jenny Beaujean Interview

It took a cat bite that triggered cellulitis at 50 years old for Jenny to finally get a lymphedema diagnosis and another 12 years for an expert to recognize that she also had lipedema.