Thank you so much for writing this, Carol! I was diagnosed with lymphedema a couple years ago but even then lipedema wasn't mentioned, probably because I don't usually have pain in my legs. I definitely know that feeling of having "heavy" legs, though. I wrote about it once and members of my writing group could not figure out what the heck I was talking about. It's clear from the responses you've already gotten from this piece that many others are grateful to you for writing it. K.