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Sarah Bramblette (@born2lbfat) replied to Sarah Bramblette - Patient/Caregiver Scholarship 2014 · Wed, Jul 16 11:03pm · View
Sarah Bramblette (@born2lbfat) replied to Sarah Bramblette - Patient/Caregiver Scholarship 2014 · Tue, Jul 15 10:59am · View
Thank you all for you comments thus far, this opportunity would be an a great benefit to the work I'm doing to further the awareness of Lipedema and Lymphedema.
My name is Sarah Bramblette, I am 36-years-old and have primary Lipedema and secondary bilateral lower extremity Lymphedema. I was diagnosed with Lymphedema in 2001, and Lipedema in 2004. Lipedema was first recognized by doctors at the Mayo Clinic in 1940 and is a medical condition that causes the abnormal accumulation of adipose tissue in my hips, legs, and arms. I have an advanced stage of Lipedema which includes the onset of secondary Lymphedema.
My initial diagnosis was delayed by two years because doctors blamed my weight for the size of my legs. Often patients with my conditions go undiagnosed due to lack of awareness among medical professionals who mistake Lipedema for obesity. Many times patients self-diagnose themselves from information they find on the [...]