Many women hate their legs, especially their thighs. Too wide, too saggy, too many spider veins, too white…no shorts…no swim suits. Any negative feelings I have towards my legs are not based on appearance. Only time I “hate” my legs are when they are sore and painful, or have a ragging case of cellulitis. As far as appearance, I am PROUD of my legs, they show progress, they are a symbol of a health issue I overcame and successfully maintain on a daily basis. My legs support me, and I am so much stronger because of them.
This picture was taken the day I was diagnosed with Lymphedema in December 2001.
This picture was after years (at least 7 years) of MLD (Manual Lymph Drainage) and compression wrapping. Now maintained by wear daytime compression garments.