Guest Blogs

Fiona Stevenson Provides A Personal Feedback on the Changing Face of Lymphoedema Services

By Mary Fickling on Oct 11 2021.
"In 2008 when I was first diagnosed with lymphoedema I was referred to a hospice. A volunteer driver collected me.  They saw the fear on my face and reassured me that I would be ok and the hospice did far more than palliative care.

Gaynor Leech Guest Blog October 2021

By Mary Fickling on Sep 30 2021.
I have lived with Lymphoedema for over 10 years now and running L-W-O Community for eight years.  This blog is very much a reflection of how we arrived at where we are today.  In the beginning. it really was a world of two halves, the patient, the person who was living with Lymphoedema, often angry, confused, desperate for support, help and information and then we have GP’s lacking in general knowledge of how the lymphatic system works, sometimes not able to comprehend what their patients are telling them, often dismissive.  Sadly, not much has changed.

An Amusing Story from Gemma Levine's COVID THOUGHTS Book Launch in September

By Mary Fickling on Sep 29 2021.
which was held at The Mercato Metropolitano in Mayfair.

ICG Lymphographic Imaging - What Is It? How Does It Help Those Living With Lymphoedema?

By Mary Fickling on Sep 29 2021.
As part of our "What's Changed in 20 years of Lymphoedema Treatment Theme" we asked the lovely Abbigail Titmus, Clinic Manager at LymphVision to provide more information on this important development ..

Question 4: How do lymph nodes work?

By Mary Fickling on Sep 28 2021.
Jane Wigg RGN, MSc, Lymphoedema Clinical Expert, Answers L-W-O Community Member Questions

Dear Jane... L-W-O Community Questions Answered

By Mary Fickling on Sep 17 2021.
Jane Wigg is internationally acclaimed as being one of the leading lights in Lymphoedema treatment development, research and education and is well-known for her passion to 'optimalise treatment' for those living with Lymphoedema. Jane created a fabulous video message of support. Additionally, Mary Fickling and Gaynor Leech of LWO, decided to ask Jane whether she would be happy to answer questions from L-W-O Community members as part of the campaign and she happily accepted.  However, due to the time constraints involved in getting the LAW2021/WLD2021 campaign together, it was jointly decided to re-schedule this special strand to commence as of 1st August 2021 and become a regular feature of the PhysioPod Free Monthly NewsMagazines.

Gaynor Leech, LWO Community and PhysioPod UK

By Mary Fickling on Sep 16 2021.
A wonderful working partnership with Gaynor Leech has resulted in many hours of working together on various projects and videos. Here we have a summary of that work. We love working with Gaynor.

Sue Hansard, Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist and PhysioPod UK

By Mary Fickling on Sep 16 2021.
PhysioPod have worked with Sue Hansard, Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist of First Lymph Care for a number of years, since meeting at a BLS Conference. This is a summary of Sue's articles and case studies involving deep oscillation and other non invasive modalities in the treatment of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema. Her personal opinion pieces on careers in Lymphoedema, rethinking Lipoedema management are a must read, as are her articles on dementia and bullying. Thank you Sue, we love working with you.

Christine Talbot SRN. Lymphoedema and Bowen Practitioner and PhysioPod UK

By Mary Fickling on Sep 15 2021.
In this summary you will find all of the references to the work of Christine Talbot in relation to Deep Oscillation therapy and Magcell. This includes talks, patient gatherings organised by Christine, case studies and articles and mentions, since 2009 when Christine first met sisters and Directors of PhysioPod UK Mary Fickling and Julie Soroczyn at a talk/demonstration of Deep Oscillation in Bridport, Dorset. A wonderful working relationship and great friendship over 12 years. Green headings are links to the full article..

Question 3 Dear Jane - How Do Lymph Channels Form?

By Mary Fickling on Aug 26 2021.
Jane Wigg RGN, MSc, Lymphoedema Clinical Expert, Answers L-W-O Community Member Questions