I have lipedema. It is an incredibly painful disease that can also effect mobility. I’m also incredibly poor, and significantly below the federal poverty line. (I’m at 68.89% of FPL according to https://home.mycoverageplan.com/fpl.html ) I cannot afford these surgeries on my own, and need as much help as I can to her these done. If you are able to help in any way, it would be greatly appreciated. One of the most nefarious side effects though, is that when most medical professionals see someone with this disease, their weight stigma kicks in, and they refuse to help the patient with any help they actually need. If you’re fat, you don’t get to be on transplant lists. You aren’t seen as worthy enough to live. And that is truly evil. Did you know that 1/10 people whom are AFAB, currently have lipedema? Did you also know that those who have it, are often misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia, ehlers danlos syndrome, and obesity? Do you have a larger lower body, and bruise easily? Does your “fat” hurt? Did you know lipedema “fat” is not metabolic? As in you cannot lose weight via diet, or exercise, and that it can only be removed surgically? Though first discovered in 1940, and despite being pretty common, very few doctors actually know much about it due to weight stigma, and fatphobia. If you have lipedema, it’s not your fault. You didn’t do anything to cause it, and there was nothing you could have done to have prevented it. There’s obviously no tracking number for this as it’s a donation. No refunds.
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