Skip to content

Tag Archives: disability

Scholarly piece on lipedema and other fat disorders

12-Jul-13

Thanks to Catherine Seo of Lipedema Simplified (http://lipoedema-simplified NULL.org/about NULL.html) for pointing me to this article by Dr. Karen Herbst: Rare adipose disorders (RADs) masquerading as obesity. (http://www NULL.nature NULL.com/aps/journal/v33/n2/full/aps2011153a NULL.html) (Scroll down for the lipedema part.) This is a scholarly piece with lots of technical terminology, but one thing I noticed was Dr. Herbst’s ability […]

I am a zebra

19-Feb-13

It’s a commonly used term in medicine. The analogy goes like this: If you hear hoofbeats, you assume there’s a horse, and you turn around prepared to encounter a horse. But once in a while, it isn’t a horse. It’s a zebra (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Zebra_(medicine)). In my case, the corollary is this: A fat person […]

It’s been a while.

07-Feb-13

I’ve had a lot going on, of the non-lipedema variety, and didn’t feel moved to keep posting “yep, legs still fat,” so I’ve let this blog languish for a bit. So, an update: I’m still living in a building with an indoor pool, and have benefited a lot from it, both in terms of exercise […]