Thursday, April 23, 2015

A new stomach, and a new beginning

For over 22 years I have had a stomach, it has grown very large with 8 pregnancies, 3 c-sections, a weight gain and loss of over 500 pounds total, and loss then weight gain again. It falls almost to my upper thigh, it is not comfortable and causes me a great deal of pain, it is full of lipedema fat which weighs about 12 pounds total. It causes hygiene issues and chronic infections. I am on antibotics often, must have a 40 minute showering routine and using the restroom is atrocious with a pannus such as this. I am so thankful that Blue Cross Blue Shield has over turned their decision and are allowing me reimbursement to remove the pannus, and to have liposuction on the upper abdomen. I will be a whole new woman by the time I am complete with all my surgeries. So on June 4th 2015 I will be having surgery number 6, yea that's right number 6 with at least two more to go, I am an expert at the insurance and liposuction game haha.!

Bioflect® FIR Therapy Lymphedema/ Lipedema Micromassage Compression Slimming Vest Tank Top with Posture Support

I just got this in yesterday to wear to review and help reduce abdomen edema and help compress the Lipdema fat. But this product does so much more! It compresses my buttocks,hips, back and chest as well. This tank was slow putting on I tried it over the head and that was a No-go, I tried stepping into it from the feet and pulling it up and that made it easier. I have tucked them into my Bioflect Micro massage Leggings for added compression benefit and a sleek contour.  The fabric is very soft and similar to the leggings,Capri and arm sleeves. I love the Bioflect line of garments because it gives me a sense of empowerment and compliance that I did not have before I found them.
I am 4'10 and about 225 pounds total, so I am short and fat, it fits all sizes and this is an XL.

And in exciting news they are developing extended sizing and colors exclusive to Lipedema Products. This is where I always shop for my compression, the service is speedy, there are discounts available for spending a certain dollar amount and also free shipping above a certain cost. Go here for all your compression needs and for fitting advice email here through her website or Lipedema Products Facebook

Product Description

Multi functional medical grade lymphedema compression slimming vest tank top with corrective posture support. FIR Therapy compression garment  features an exclusive 3 D ripple knit that massages and stimulates lymphatic drainage. Useful for lymphedema management of the lower breast post mastectomy and abdomen. Helps to reduce inflammation, swelling, bloating and localized fat. Slimming vest tank top also valid support for cellulite, lipedema or edema related conditions.

FIR Therapy Compression Vest Tank Top features a 2 inch anti roll hem. Along the back, vest tank features knit in posture support bands that gently pull the shoulders back and support proper posture alignment.

Bioflect® therapy garments
are  powered by a combination of advanced micromassage knitting, compression technology , an FIR therapy material that retains its healing benefits for the lifetime of the garment. FIR therapy provides the following benefits:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Relieves pain caused by arthritis, promotes regeneration and faster healing
  • Removes accumulated toxins build up, improves skin tone and reduces cellulite
  • Increases metabolism between blood and tissue
  • Reduces the accumulation of lactic acid after sporting activity
  •  Improves blood circulation
  • Relieves pain caused by arthritis

  • Benefits of FIR technology

  • Removes accumulated toxins build up
  • Promotes regeneration and faster healing
  • Improves skin tone and reduces appearance of cellulite
  • Improves Blood circulation
  • Relieves pain caused by arthritis 
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    What an amazing gift!

    Thanks to Dr. Jason Emer, MD for holding a photo contest for a free Venus Legacy treatment during the week of the MTV Movie Awards, I just got told I had won, what an amazing experience and it is valued at $500.00. I will definitely be taking advantage of this after my surgeries are complete. thanks so much for choosing me for this gracious leg treatment. #EmerMD The time you took to read my story and sharing it with social media adds to the legacy that I want to leave behind, to educate, and enlighten about Lipedema and the treatments associated with it!