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Personal Essays

Doctors told me I was 'just fat' - my serious medical condition was missed

As soon as I got my lipoedema diagnosis last year, tears rolled down my cheeks. For years, doctors told me that I was ‘just fat’. But finally a medical professional had confirmed my disproportionately large legs were a medical condition – an extremely painful chronic disease that causes fibrotic fat to accumulate in the lower part of the body, over which the patient has very little to zero control. It was the validation I’d waited nearly 30 years to receive. When I was 12 years old, I began
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Opinion Pieces

About Me

I'm a Freelance Writer and Journalist based in East Sussex, UK, passionate about making healthcare, work and society more accessible to people with invisible health conditions.

I currently write features surrounding mental health, disability and well-being for the UK health publication Patient.info and also publish on Medium.

More about me here.