Sunday, 9 November 2014

New book about people with Lymphedema

There is a new book out with stories and pictures of real people with Lymphedema. Its title is "Impressed by you" and it is published by the Dutch Lymphedema Network NLNet. It has been a huge success already with more than 2000 copies sold and now it has been published in English too. It contains stories from children, teenagers, women and men explaining what Lymphedema and Lipedema is and how it affects their life. The people behind the book wanted to put some light on Lymphedema and Lipedema but with the help of real patients instead of doctors and therapists. The idea is to present the people in the book as the strong and beautyful individuals they are and not as patients or victims and from what I have seen of the book they have really succeeded in doing just that. How refreshing!
The book also provides background information and an introduction by a doctor within lymphovascular medicin.

You can learn more about the book and also buy it here.


  1. That´s a good book :) :)

  2. Hi LG,

    I have loved some of the posts on your site. I don't have time to even say what right now, but you have made my days better just knowing you are there too. I've had primary lymphedema in 1 leg mostly since I was a kid and am in my early 60s now. Coping with it pretty well. I may write better and more specifically sometime. Thank you for doing such a great job of this. -- Virginia

    1. Dear Viginia, thank you so much writing and for reading my blog. I am warm inside everytime I learn that my posts are useful to other sufferers of Lymphedema. We are all in the same boat.
      Warm regards