“If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy” -Dale Carnegie .
A little fact about me: I struggle with Ulcerative Colitis (Intestinal Bowel Disease) and it’s so hard to maintain a healthy diet or even take in the nutrition I need. But if you notice, I said it’s hard, not impossible. Five years ago when I was diagnosed I wanted to give up, let my worries drown me. What if I couldn’t workout anymore cause I was in so much pain? Could I eat? Could I still live the life I wanted? All these questions and doubts in my head that could have kept me from living life to the fullest. But I didn’t let them get to me. I kept pushing!! Finding different ways to keep myself going, motivating myself (because no one will cheer you on more than you yourself!) and here I am now, maybe not at my strongest but I’m sure as hell holding my head up straight and staying as healthy as possible no excuses. You will always make time for what you want, no excuses. .
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This summer has been exactly what I needed it to be. I’ve spent most of it at home resting, which may sound boring but my body needed it. With Tim working from home most days it’s also been nice spending extra time together. San Francisco was a great time, so many fun things to do, but, overall the best part of summer has been being able to rest so much. I’m not usually one to slow down and let myself take breaks. But if this summer has taught me anything, it’s that I have to listen to my body more and not feel guilty about it. #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #spoonie
On behalf of myself & my family, I want to express my profound gratitude to the Almighty God for His infinite mercies upon my life, especially during the unfortunate events of recent weeks.
I am also grateful to everyone (friends & well-wishers) who showed genuine concern and support to me & my family during my unfortunate ordeal. I pray that you will never be found lacking love & support in your times of need. My gratitude cannot be fully expressed in words, but know that I am deeply touched by your outpouring of love & I do not take it for granted.
To those who chose to spread false allegations/hearsay about me, I say "Thank You". I hold no grudges or ill-feelings against you, but instead I pray that you find divine peace, wisdom & understanding in all that you do. I also pray that you do not experience the same in the hands of others.
I’ve been back home, safe & in sound health, to the glory of God. Thanks again for all your support.
Wishing you all a very blessed weekend. #BarkaJumah
- Yours truly, #IBDDende
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Life has been crazy lately. But this little mama makes life worth it💗. Movies tonight📽 watching #hoteltransylvania3
taking some time off from packing and feeling exhausted. Hope everyone has an amazing #friday
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My bowel inflammation and intestinal immobility problems have once again reached utterly unbearable proportions. In fact the #SIBO
actually never went away after I did the #elementaldiet
the first time in February/March according to my labs so I am not that stoked to say that I am back on a formula only liquid diet of only this stuff (which didn't work the first time,) per the direction of my doctors for the next three weeks and then mainly liquid foods for a few weeks after that. This one is THANKFULLY sugar free - no dextrose like before which only really exacerbated other things like the chronic systemic fungus which also does not want to go away. This is what happens when infections like lyme run rampart for years on end - inflammation and then autoimmune conditions like #mctd
and an immune system that can't keep itself in balance. Basically my small intestine will hardly move and everything is incredibly out of whack - hormones, digestion, sleep, candida (I just started oral #amphotericinB
please work...) Anyway trying to stay in gratitude just for being here still fighting although it boggles my mind that I am STILL POSITIVE FOR LYME AND BARTONELLA but I'm honestly having a really hard time this week bearing the pain both physical and emotional in general. I am strong and can do hard things darn it. On a positive note my #babesia
is still testing negative so after a year and a half of fighting it that is something big! #ibdwarrior #lowfodmap #lymedisease #motilitydisorder #dysautonomia #lymediseaseawareness #autoimmunewarrior #lymedontkillmyvibe #holdonpainends #nevergiveup #spoonie #spooniestrong #spoonieproblems #ibd
NEW SMOOTHIE-BOWL!! I used to love making the same smoothie bowl recipe nearly every day, but after awhile I noticed my bloating and inflammation was still being triggered by it. I’ve switched my go-to to this new one which is a bit less sweet but still so good and I feel LIGHT after I eat it. Best of both, and it has me pumped about it. It’s all about experimenting with your specific needs and goals. Diet templates are great and helpful but ultimately you are the one that needs to feel good, and you’re the only one that can truly figure out how to feel your best.
Recipe: 1 cup blueberries, 2 tbsp soaked chia seeds, 1 goat milk yogurt cup, 2 raw egg yolks, 1 avocado, 1 tbsp cacao, 1 tbsp maca, 2 scoops @vitalproteins
collagen, a generous pour of coconut oil. Topped with sprouted pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds and bee pollen. You can split this all in half if you don’t want to eat all of this at once 😂 #smoothie #smoothiebowl #crohns #nutrition
I can’t believe it was a whole year ago since I graduated and nearly a whole two years since I finished uni! I also can’t believe how much I’ve achieved in those two years alongside the 5 operations I have had. It’s not been easy but I absolutely love my job👩🏽🎓👩🏽⚕️🥂
✨Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful✨
As a recovering perfectionist, I have to remind myself often that life is meant to be enjoyed!
It doesn’t matter if you make straight A’s.
It doesn’t matter if your boss loves you.
It doesn’t matter if you look flawless all the time.
It doesn’t matter what people think of you. What do YOU think of you?
Stop perfecting the joy out of your life. Just live and let go 💃🏻💫
21 infusions, 3 years of 8 weekly medication visits and I’m finally starting to feel human. I’m a firm believer that the best way to help chronic illness is to eat well, alleviate stress and surround yourself with positive, understanding people. Knocked out so I’m signing out for the night. Thank you to everyone who sent me messages, you keep me going x 😚
Sat in the garden drinking tea and watching the bees with the gentle scent of lavender in the air...🐝
Absolute favourite buy for summer from @oliverbonas
- looking forward to my holidays, especially my 2 weeks in New York and I know this will be a staple!🌿
A giant slice of avocado and chilli toast to fuel our trip around the charity shops! I’ve got some absolute bargains and I’m wondering why people don’t shop second hand more??? 🤔🥑🍞🌶
I love making pretty coffees and pretending I’m an actual barista...☕️
Feeling pretty bright today..🌞🌞🌞
Happy little bumble bee 🐝 Today has been a bit crazy; missed my alarm, missed my breakfast, busy busy day at work and an evening of preparing for the weeks music lessons and hospital appointments! However, I’ve realised that even though I have a lot on, I’m actually coping with it and enjoying it! I’m loving my job, I’m loving teaching all my little ones music! I’m loving life. Today was a gentle reminder that even though I still have a lot of health related issues going on, I’m finally in a place where I’m thriving, and that feels good🌞
Evening walk in the sunshine with my sunshine🌞😉
A week ago since I paraded around covered in glitter..🌟✨💫
I swear I’ve eaten this salad everyday for the past week..🌞 Hot weather literally makes me crave water dense fruits and veggies (I’m on a watermelon hype!!)🍉 Pip loves salad toooo🥗🥑🥒🍅
What an incredible moment; Jordan playing at the very same place my grandad used to when he was a young jazz drummer. Same place, same cymbals; two very special men to me🎶
Covered in glitter and embracing this crazy life I’m living✨🌟💫
As much as I love the sunshine, I’m not into feeling too hot ??? Infliximab makes me so sensitive to the sun and I proper dislike it 🤷🏼♀️ Perks of Crohn’s disease, hey? 🌞😬🌞