Since 2001, I have been battling an incurable illness known as Lymphedema. Not only was I permanently disfigured; I was traumatized to learn there was nothing I could do about it. It took me decades to come to terms with my condition, but in time I transformed my attitude from denial and recklessness to acceptance and commitment. Through my personal struggle, I have learned how to manage and improve this condition to reduce my edema to the point that it is almost a thing of my past.
Currently, I am a Certified Personal Trainer, a Worldwide Lymphedema Coach and Lymphedema Advocate. I educate and empower others on how to take back their health and successfully live with Lymphedema. In my spare time, you can find me in the gym weight training and competing in bodybuilding competitions.
Staying active, eating healthy and making healthy lifestyle choices is something I strive for on a daily basis. As a full-time single mother that works full time, it is not always easy to stay committed to my regime. I catch myself saying “if I knew then, what I know now” it would have saved me years of grief, pain and suffering. I am happy to share my tips and tricks for living with Lymphedema.