Information on Lymphedema

Please take a moment to review The Compression Closet articles below to learn more about lymphedema.

 

Lymphedema Information

A LYMPHIES POWERFUL MINDSET

 Sara, the pragmatic lymphaticINTRODUCING SARA

Today I’d like to introduce you to another truly inspirational lymphie with a powerful mindset! Her name is Sara, and her Instagram account is @thepragmaticlymphatic. This title caught my eye right away. Sara is a passionate and genuinely incredible person. Over the years, she has found and developed methods for improving her self-care routine. This ability was enabled by increasing her capacity to find empathy and love towards herself and others with chronic conditions and aim toward acceptance of life with lymphedema. She has found that a chronic unfortunate diagnosis like lymphedema is much less limiting once you give yourself some of your life’s time and energy to supply proper self-care and compassion. Here’s her story; enjoy! Continue reading

INTRODUCING: MEDIVEN PLUS & MEDIVEN VITALITY

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Working with Lymphedema Therapists

When I created The Compression Closet several years ago, I naively thought I wouldn’t have to make too many adjustments once we completed the site. However, now I realize The Compression Closet is a living, breathing entity that continually needs my care and attention. In addition, the industry is constantly changing, with new product lines and innovations in fabrics and design. Furthermore, working with different therapists from across the country, I continually learn about other compression companies and garments that work well for lymphedema. Several therapists have asked me to add Medi stockings to my site. I am happy to oblige them as I feel the lymphedema therapists I work with are partners in our wellness team.  Continue reading

HEALING THROUGH CREATIVITY

INTRODUCING KATHRYNKathryn Hack

I love to talk about self-care, especially for those dealing with chronic diseases like lymphedema or lipedema. Through the various social media outlets, I have discovered some truly incredible people who have found ways to incorporate the best self-care, love, and acceptance for themselves and their diseases. Some of them are so inspirational that I have to share them. I hope that they will inspire you to practice more self-care in your life. Today I’d like to introduce you to Kathryn and how she found healing and acceptance through her creativity. Here’s her story; enjoy! Continue reading

PRIORITIZING SELF-CARE & HEALTH

SELF-CARE; CHALLENGE OR NOT?

Prioritizing self-care & health

What does self-care look like to you? When dealing with a chronic disease like lymphedema or lipedema, it can look different from what the average person thinks of when talking about self-care. Do you prioritize your self-care and health, or is that at the bottom of your list after you’ve taken care of everyone and everything else? I’ve always found it challenging to find time for self-care; how about you? As I have gotten older, though, I’ve finally come to a place where I am ready to put self-care at the top of my list instead of dead last. This has been very difficult, so I joined a challenge that forced me to put my health and care first. 

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NEW RESOURCES [Lipedema Simplified]

SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST COMPRESSION FOR LYMPHEDEMAlipedema front and back

Have you checked out our Lymphedema Resource Page yet? We want our website to be more than just a place to purchase great compression garments for lymphedema. Specifically, we are creating a go-to place for all things lymphedema, from garments to informational articles to resources for those dealing with lymph disorders

Are you looking for more information, resources, and connections? Under the Lymphedema Blog tab, you will find informative articles to help you better navigate the world of lymphedema. Under the Lymphedema Resource button, you will find connections to fabulous products and people serving the lymphedema community. New to our Resource Page is Lipedema Simplified. This resource gives you community, fellowship, and further education about lipedema. Continue reading

Koya Dayspring Therapy

koya pumpsSO MUCH MORE THAN JUST COMPRESSION FOR LYMPHEDEMA

Have you checked out our lymphedema resource page yet? We want our website to be more than just a place to purchase compression garments for lymphedema. Specifically, we are creating a go-to place for all things lymphedema, including garments and informational articles to resources for those dealing with lymph disorders.

Are you looking for more information, resources, and connections? Under the Lymphedema Blog tab, you will find informative articles to help you better navigate the world of lymphedema. Under the Lymphedema Resource button, you will find connections to some fabulous products and people serving the lymphedema Community. New to our Resource Page is Koya Dayspring Therapy. A unique and innovative way to receive therapy while remaining active. Continue reading

Lymphedema & Compression Garments

LEARNING ABOUT LYMPHEDEMA

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When I first got into this business of medical supplies, I did not know what lymphedema was. However, after hearing countless stories about the swelling after cancer surgeries, I quickly learned about lymphedema. My heart went out to these people who had conquered cancer only to be left with a chronic condition. Surprisingly most were as clueless as I was initially. Then to add insult to injury, the insurance company would not pay for the compression garments they needed to manage their lymphedema. Continue reading

5 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR BODY WITH LYMPHEDEMA

LOVING & APPRECIATING YOUR BODY WITH LYMPHEDEMAlove your body with lymphedema

In the world of chronic illness, such as lymphedema and lipedema, learning to manage grief and find acceptance of a body can be challenging. Cultivating self-compassion and care can make all the difference. Here are five ways to help you love your body with lymphedema, even on its most difficult days. Continue reading

THE WEAR EASE SLIMMER CAMISOLE

COOL & COMFORTABLE COMPRESSION FOR SUMMERWear Ease Slimmer

Summer is here, and the weather is getting warmer. Are you looking for excellent, comfortable compression for your upper body? Why not try the Wear Ease Slimmer Camisole? This garment provides good compression for your upper body and is stylish, relaxed, and comfortable. The Slimmer comes in various colors, making it fun to wear alone as a camisole or for elegant layering. Continue reading

Lipedema or Obesity?

WHY ARE MY LEGS SO FAT?

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Do your legs seem disproportionately large compared to the rest of your body? If you bent over at the waist would your bottom half be significantly larger than the top half of your body? Do you have what some people would call a pear-shaped figure? Are your legs thick and column-like without much definition at the knees? Do your feet appear normal size, like the weight stops at your ankles? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a disease called lipedema. Even though lipedema affects 11% of the adult female population in the US, it is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Continue reading