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£475raised of £20,500 target by 21 supporters

    Weʼve raised £475 to fund lipoedema surgery

    Studley, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 14th December 2017

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    Lisa’s New Legs Fund

    Those of you who know me, know only too well that after years of dismissing myself as fat, I was diagnosed with a chronic case of not one, but two, debilitating conditions: Lymphoedema and Lipoedema.

    The NHS describes these as long-term, chronic, conditions whereby Lipoedema is an abnormal build-up of fat cells occuring in the legs, but rather than being burned through exercise, continues to regenerate.

    Before you roll your eyes, understand this: I I have exercised to extremes, I have tried every single diet know to man, I've even forked out for liposuction. This condition gets worse with time.

    I used to have great legs. Then they started to swell, and over time, that swelling didn’t lessen. Wearing boots became impossible, and now I can’t even get my feet into some shoes due to the pain.

    The pain is excruciating; one of the low points being when only pride prevented me from crawling from a train to a taxi on a particularly bad day.

    The only way to prevent this condition getting worse is through intrusive liposuction, and yet, despite its own description of the condition as chronic and long-term, the NHS views this surgery as ‘cosmetic’.

    So be it. It’s far from cosmetic, it’s going to give me my mobility back, my confidence back, and – with luck – a pain free future filled with pretty shoes and boots. So I’ve signed on the dotted line.

    My surgeon Anne Dancey will perform two operations, removing up to 10 liters of lipoedema fat and fluid at each op. The first is expected to take place around Easter 2018, with the second in August 2018 - what a way to celebrate my 50th birthday!

    I will have to continue to wear toe-to-thigh compression garments all day, every day, for life, and I’m already changing my lifestyle in readiness – that means no alcohol, no bread, no alcohol, no pasta (sorry, Italian heritage), no sugar, no alcohol, no dairy, no alcohol, no potatoes, no alcohol, limited meat and - are you getting this? - no alcohol.

    So this year, to help me raise the thousands this life-changing surgery is going to cost me, I’d love it if, instead of buying me a birthday cocktail, taking me for a delicious plate of pasta, or even making me a cake, you’d chip into my Lisa’s New Legs Fund.

    It may sound silly, but it means everything to me, and when I’ve fully recovered, I’ll whip them out and we can all go dancing.

    http://www.talklipoedema.org/about-lipoedema/

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    • Lisa Muckle7 months ago
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      Lisa Muckle

      7 months ago
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    • Lisa Muckle10 months ago
      Lisa Muckle

      Lisa Muckle

      10 months ago

      Thank you all so much for your donations. I've received £2000 in cash in birthday cards sent to me directly too. Thank you thank you thank you. My first operation will be 16th March 2018, second op will depend on my recovery. I'm back on the anti inflammatory diet and hitting the gym in preparation

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    Supporters

    21

    • Joy Douglas

      Joy Douglas

      Dec 7, 2017

      Good luck lady!! :-)

      £30.00

    • Amanda Hamp

      Amanda Hamp

      Oct 31, 2017

      For my personal make up tips ;-) xxx

      £45.00

    • Amanda Malin

      Amanda Malin

      Oct 31, 2017

      ❤️

      £10.00

    • Deb Burton

      Deb Burton

      Sep 29, 2017

      Sorry it's not a life changing amount lis, but wish to show my support for your cause. It's so wrong that the NHS withhold funding for this condition. youll get there love ❤️ I'm sure.😍😍

      £20.00

    • Cally Fitter

      Cally Fitter

      Sep 29, 2017

      Good luck Lisa xx

      £20.00

    • Karen Brown

      Karen Brown

      Sep 29, 2017

      £10.00

    • Bethan Tolley

      Bethan Tolley

      Sep 29, 2017

      💖💖💖 xxxxx

      £20.00

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    Lisa Muckle

    Lisa Muckle

    Studley, United Kingdom

    Lipoedema is a chronic and progressive disorder of the adipose (fat) tissue. It is sometimes called painful fat syndrome. Lipoedema mainly affects women. It usually presents in the lower half of the body http://www.talklipoedema.org/about-lipoedema/

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