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Gist News, Left Leg Of This Lady Is Way Bigger Than Her Right Leg

Gist News: Left Leg Of This Lady Is Way Bigger Than Her Right Leg, People Mock Her (photos)

 

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Gist News, Left Leg Of This Lady Is Way Bigger Than Her Right Leg

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This lady’s left leg is way more bigger than her right leg due to a rare condition. She is depressed because she always receive rude comments from people.

 

The lady has an enlarged leg, the rude remarks she receives from strangers on the street is unbearable for her.

 

The British born Nigerian girl is identified as Didi Okoh, she’s aged 19, her ailment is diagnosed to be lymphedema; this is a rare medical condition where fluid builds up in the tissue of the leg, this causes severe swelling.

 

This Lymphedema can be a long-term or chronic condition disease, it can occur without a clear reason.

 

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Didi was diagnosed of this sickness while she was 13 years old, then, she began to notice her left leg grew more bigger, about 2 times bigger than her right leg.

 

“People will often stop and stare at my legs,” the patient reveales to South West News Service in an interview published on Monday, June 13.

 

Gist News, Left Leg Of This Lady Is Way Bigger Than Her Right Leg

 

This lady’s left leg is way more bigger than her right leg due to a rare condition. She is depressed because she always receive rude comments from people.

 

“Some will even come straight up to me and ask what’s wrong with me. I had a woman stop me in the street and tell me that I need to pray.” she added.

 

Didi reveales she has been living with this sickness for the past six years, she was constantly bullied during high school, her classmates always refers to her as “tree trunk leg.”

 

Her thought was that with time the insults will reduce as she grew older but to her uttermost suprise, it didn’t.

 

“It’s quite rude and it used to bother me when I was younger, but now I think that people just don’t know enough about it and need educating,” she explained. “Rather than getting annoyed, I just explain to them that I have a condition.”

 

“I’ve always been quite a bubbly and positive person, but after my diagnosis I did struggle,” she explained. “It was hard when I was around 15 as my leg was getting bigger and I was self-conscious, but when I turned 18 it just hit me that I can’t mope around and feel bad about it because it’s not going anywhere.

 

“I chose then and there to just embrace it, and I feel so much more confident now,” she added.

 

Didi disclosed she finds it hard to purchase jeans and shorts which would fit her legs but she can always wear skirts.

 

“It’s a progressive condition; it goes in stages,” Okoh stated. “If I were to have no treatment or manage the condition, it would be much worse. Right now it’s 1½ times bigger than the other leg. It can sometimes reduce when I’m managing it, but it’ll never be the same size as the other leg.”

 

Didi is always careful about cuts or scratches to the leg because if she eventually has one, the leg would leak for days.

 

“It really freaked me out at first, but now [that] I know what it is, I understand that it’s just part of my condition,” she stated. “I’ve learned to get used to it.”

 

She said she dreams of becoming a Paralympian.

 

“It’s been amazing to be back doing what I love,” she declared. “It would be a dream come true to compete in the Paralympics, but more than anything I want to use my story to help others who might be struggling with their health or self-confidence.”

 

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