I Keep Hoping I'm Wrong And That I Don't Have Dercum's But ...

... but I'm afraid that I surely do.  2 to 3 years ago I first started finding lumps in my forearms and behind my knees, then in my calves and in my hips and abs, now in my ribs.  This morning when I woke up I felt as if I had been beat up or kicked really hard several times in my ribs.  About a year ago my dr decided to remove one of these to see what it was.  It was a lipoma.  So I did a search on multiple painful lipomas.  My first reaction "This can be right" but the more I read the more convinced that this is what I had.  My dr had never heard of it but took what I gave him and did his own research.  He even says that I definitely fit into that camp of those with Dercum's.  I have not been sent to a specialist b/c what is the use if there is nothing you can do.  I do admit that I am very apprenhensive given how much worse it has gotten in a years time.

Well, this is my story.

batir0653 batir0653
1 Response Aug 4, 2010

Dear Rita,I too am waiting to see what my Dr.'s have to say,but I know myself that everything<br />
I have been complaining about is dead on. Good luck to you and it is nice to know there are<br />
Others to talk to. I just wrote my beginning story so have a look. JJ