Kathy Bates and Lymphedema
Kathy Bates is the Lymphedema spokeswoman and talks about the condition Lymphedema, and how it affects her in her daily life.
Kathy Bates Lymphedema was brought on by surgery for breast cancer.
Definitely worth listening to. It stops and starts several times.
Lipedema and Lymphedema
Here’s another video as well.
Sarah has both Lymphedema AND Lipedema.
Lymphedema is the collection of lymphatic fluid, Lipedema is the collection of fat – an irregular collection of fat.
It’s bad enough having Lymphedema – I cannot imagine having both. For Sarah, these conditions are hereditary.
Sarah talks about how important compression garments are for both conditions. These garments are generally expensive and are not covered by insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.
They need to be replaced every 6 months or so. Some people have to wear them day and night. All have to wear them everyday.
Lymphedema Treatment Act
Read about the Lymphedema Treatment Act: