Monday, 16 July 2012

Winners of the give-away

And now to the moment we've all been waiting for... Time is up, my first – but hopefully not the last – give-away has ended and I picked the winners. I wrote all the names down on little bits of paper, put them all in my new hat, looked away and picked three. The winners are:

Xxxxx (your comment on "My first give-away").
Xxxxx (your comment on "More flaws and handicaps").

Congratulations :-)
Please send me your details on and I will make sure the books get to you. Thank you, LymphedemaProducts for doing this.

I really appreciate all the comments that has come in and I hope they will keep coming. Like I said in a comment the other day, now I can see light on other planets in the dark, unknown Lymphedema emptyness. Thank you. I am not alone. We are not alone.
I am already thinking about what the next give-away could be. Let me know if you have any ideas.


  1. I enjoyed your description of being able to see in the dark a light on us other lyphedema planets; that we are not alone. Thank for opening up our community and bringing us together.

    1. Hi there, thanks for your comment and for reading my blog :-)
      It really does mean a lot to know we are not alone, especially as it is such a "secret" condition that not many knows about.

  2. Yes, the not feeling alone is the most important thing - finding this blog has helped me hugely! Japan isn't a country where people gather in groups to talk about problems and so I haven't been able to find any support. Plus Japanese tend to believe that you have to just "accept" things, so I'm not sure my conflicts would be something they could relate to. So both your posts and the comments here are terrific. Thanks!

    1. Hi Elaine,
      thanks, I am warm inside when you say my blog has helped you.
      Japan sure is a different culture, ie being critical instead of just accepting. As much as I believe in being critical to what we are told I wonder if in this very matter it would be easier the Japanese way instead of dealing with all the worries we have. Who knows...

    2. Yes, there are times when I think Japanese acceptance of reality is a good thing. But then this can make it rather hard for those who have trouble with that, whether they're Japanese or not. I think there is less whining about things in general, which is probably helpful.

  3. Hi Elaine,
    I agree about the whining. Overhere many people whine too much and it is not doing anyone any good.