“I was diagnosed with lipoedema in my early twenties. My legs were very painful, which is why my GP referred me to a vascular clinic. In hindsight, I am pleased that the illness was diagnosed so early on and that I started compression therapy at an early stage. I was really frightened when the illness progressed and affected my arms too. I felt restricted; I was jealous of my friend who was able to wear lovely clothes and looked great with her slim legs.
However, the diagnosis ultimately made me a strong person, even if the journey to this point was not always easy. The saleswoman at the medical supply store encouraged me and provided me with good advice. I discovered how comfortable and stylish compression garments can be. Nowadays I make sure I wear my compression garments with all my outfits. They are part of my identity and make me feel good.
The mediven 550 is my constant companion: strong, high-quality and supportive. The high level of wall stability makes me feel secure. Everything stays where it is supposed to. By accepting the illness and turning it into a positive, life with compression garments has helped me discover who I am now. That is why my message to lipoedema patients is to find their own way of dealing with the diagnosis, growing with the challenges and being happy.”