My name is Allyson and I was born with lymphedema in my left leg. After many years of staying in the dark about my lymphedema I’ve recently decided to be more open about my condition – which has been SO liberating. Since openly wearing my compression garments in public I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the amount of people that want to know more about what it’s like to live with lymphedema. With that in mind, I’ve decided to start this blog so that I can spread more awareness. My hope is that one day lymphedema will be better understood by the medical community and the public. I also want to be a voice for those who feel alone or afraid to be themselves. Having lymphedema has taught be to embrace my imperfections by seeing them as something that makes me unique – which is a lesson I think we can all learn.