Living with lipedema can be painful. But one of the beautiful things about living with lipedema is the community and the wealth of information and support it offers. A big theme during the August Roundtable was pain relief, with panelists and attendees discussing everything from cold laser therapy and far-infrared light therapy to flotation tanks and medicinal marijuana.
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."