Guest Blogs

Question 6: Dear Jane: Food and Inflammation - Is there a relationship?

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


Self-Care - By Dean Attwood Mindset and Performance Coach and Anxiety Expert

By Mary Fickling on Nov 20 2021.
Let’s start by considering the definition


National Self Care Week 15th - 21st November 2021

By Mary Fickling on Nov 14 2021.
I was delighted to be nominated as a Self Care Champion by Gaynor Leech of LWO Community in Summer 2021. Gaynor is such an inspirational lady in self care, so it was an honour to be included in her nominations. I have created, for Self Care Week, a series of short videos to help support others in their endeavours to see self care as a valuable practise for life.


Question 5 Dear Jane: Lymphoedema - Is there a link to inflammation?

By Mary Fickling on Oct 29 2021.
Jane Wigg RGN, MSc, Lymphoedema Clinical Expert, Answers L-W-O Community Member Questions


Lipoedema and a Misdiagnosis of Ovarian Cancer

By Mary Fickling on Oct 23 2021.
Jackie Smith was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Type 1/2 Lipoedema in her knees, upper and inner thighs, hips, buttocks and arms. This diagnosis has given her a better understanding of her body but it has been a very long time coming with some heartbreaking mistakes and misdiagnosis along the way...


Gaynor Leech Guest Blog - November 2021

By Mary Fickling on Oct 22 2021.
In last month’s Newsmagazine myself and other contributors talked about change. Had there been any over the last 20 years or eight years from L-W-O’s point of view. There are those who will argue that there has been no change. However, I do see change, yes at times it seems frustratingly slow but the awareness of information and education both amongst Health Care Professionals and Patients is growing and community engagement is key.


Gaynor Leech Guest Blog - December 2021

By Mary Fickling on Oct 22 2021.
This will be my last blog of the year for 2021 for the PhysioPod Magazine and what a busy year it has been sometimes quite a roller coaster ride of deadlines, research, and learning.  The experience I have gained over the last 12 months has been invaluable for myself and L-W-O Community. 


Lymphoedema help for my big brother by Sandra Bradburn

By Mary Fickling on Oct 20 2021.
"In June 2020, during the worst health crisis of our lives I picked up the telephone to hear my big brother breakdown and cry.


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.