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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Another Big Leg Woman

22-Aug-08

Not all big legs are caused by lipedema or lymphedema. This woman (http://news NULL.bbc NULL.co NULL.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lancashire/6621331 NULL.stm) in Great Britain has Proteus syndrome (http://organizedwisdom NULL.com/Proteus_Syndrome), the same condition suffered by “Elephant Man” Joseph Merrick (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Joseph_Merrick). Her doctors say she will eventually have to have her legs — which are still growing! — amputated.

Quote of the Day

12-Aug-08

Sweet Machine posted this quote over at Shapely Prose (http://kateharding NULL.net/2008/08/11/quote-of-the-day-control/) and it seemed so apropos for what we deal with: Idealizing the body and wanting to control it go hand-in-hand; it is impossible to say whether one causes the other. A physical ideal gives us the goal of our efforts to control the body, […]