A little about me.
I’m a thirty something Texas transplant woman who is both a lymphedema patient and lymphedema therapist. At the age on 18 I had my first symptoms, likely primary lymphedema. I refuse to let lymphedema define or control me. However, it has been an opportunity to find meaning through suffering and healing. I chose to become a physical therapist because my physical therapist changed my life. I’m also a nerd. I eventually became a certified lymphedema therapist and orthopedic certified specialist which has provided me with a holistic, evidence based lens which I derive my practice. I teach both physical therapists in my company and doctoral physical therapy students at local universities. I’m a zumba instructor on the weekend and get to share the joy of movement with others while rocking out to reggaeton.
My inspiration for this blog was to let other people know that they are not alone. I hope you glean something out of my story that helps you in some way. There is a healing process already taken place in this world and we get to be a part of it.
I’m currently a physical therapist figuring out life. The more I learn, the more I understand I don’t know. I don’t have all the answers, but believe in open sourcing. I learned a new word on “Westworld” during quarantine; Apperception can be defined as the mental process by which a person makes sense of an idea by assimilating it to the body of ideas he or she already possesses. Isaac Newton had an apple fall on his head during his quarantine from the plaque of London and discovered gravity. Hopefully my life and writing may serve for an apple to move ideas waiting to be discovered.
My top two passions are connecting with others and learning. Others would say I have a gift for being silly. I really like dancing, cooking, listening to music of all kinds, laying on the floor with my dog, and exploring Texas and beyond. I love grilling with my friends and laughing with my family. I love speaking Spanish.
My favorite prayer is “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”