As I lay here awake at 4 AM suffering from another sleepless session of rest. I thought I would share with you some information I’ve learned. After 30 some years of having to explain Lymphedema in detail I’ve learned it has a more classy name. Well, at least in the variant I deal with, It’s called Milroy’s Disease. Which I have to admit Milroy’s Disease sounds much less miserable than Chronic Idiopathic Lymphedema.
It has one of those pretty fancy ribbon colors too it’s a sky bluish turquoise kinda color. Not that it makes things any better. But hey, at least maybe it will get the attention it needs now. Look at all the marketing, attention, and promotion that goes into Cancer, Autism, Etc. This kind of awareness promotion has brought great changes to the fight of these ailments. None of which should be set above the other, they all need dedicated attention.
I just think it is time for Lymphedema in all it’s forms to be recognized as a serious medical issue too. Of all the systems and functions of the human body the Lymphatic System does not get the credit it deserves.