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Just admiring God’s glory and grace this morning and remembering to thank him for this blessed season! It’s been a difficult season for mommy and I but with difficulty and pain comes new life! Today we say our last happy December birthday to my baby cousin Jessica who is 9!! So many birthdays in such a short amount of time, so much illness and tragedy has been hard but we literally see the light of God! Thank you so much to everyone who has been there to help in every way! From texting to calling to throwing mommy a surprise birthday party (even if you couldn’t make it it was perfect!!) We wait with childlike anticipation for the best birthday of all in a few short days! If you will be in the Grand Rapids area and don’t have a church to go to to celebrate the birth of Christ you are more than welcome to please join my mommy @takeovergrandrapids on Sunday December 23rd at 5pm for our Christmas service! Doors open at 4:30 and mommy would be more than happy to meet up with you and sit with you!! Hope everyone can find time for some self care, self love, reflection on the beauty of how far you have come this year and the growth that will come next year!! We hope you are having a magical Monday!! As always We WoofMew✨🐾💖🐾✨ . . . . . #loveknowsnospecies #loveknowsnolimits #loveknowsnocolor #loveknowsnorace #loveknowsnogender #loveknowsnosexuality #loveknowsnorules #church #welcomehome #homechurch #homeforthebroken #weloveyou #youcansitwithus #heavenlybodies #butyoudontlooksick #invisableillness #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #chronicallyill #chronicallystrong #ehlersdanlossyndrome #chronicallyblessed #chronicpain #chronicfighter #chronicallyfabulous #grandrapidschurch #churchesofinstagram #blessed #tkovrgr #fam
I, as well as many others, can identify with the bah humbug mentality. Please don't let it keep you down. This is a hard time of year for many. Just please keep that in mind. And if you're going through something, please reach out. You're not alone. Even the Grinch cared about something. And he definitely had feelings. . . . #bekind #kind #kindness #love #loveothers #loveyourself #selflove #selfimage #selfcare #grinch #christmas #holidays #mentalhealth #mentalillness #invisableillness #depression #mood #bpd #bipolar #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #depressed #motivation #motivationalquotes #instagood
Day 17 fav safe food. I dont know what that means... nothing is safe for me. Ok maybe mini wheats with almond milk vanilla? I mean it still upsets my stomach but I dont know what doesnt. #spooniechristmaschallenge #spoonieproblems #spoonie #spooniewarrior #spoonielife #chronicwarrior #chronicallyawesome #chronicallyill #chronicillness #chronicpain #invisableillness #copd #asthma #fibro #fibrowarrior #fibromyalgia #justaspoonful #fibroflare #food #safefood #sensitivestomach
Day 15, I know I fell behind again. Helpful advise. As if I should even open my mouth on advising anyone. Dont forget who you were before all the illnesses, meds, pain and everything. You are still that person. #spooniechristmaschallenge #spoonieproblems #spoonie #spooniewarrior #spoonielife #chronicwarrior #chronicallyawesome #chronicallyill #chronicillness #chronicpain #invisableillness #copd #asthma #fibro #fibrowarrior #fibromyalgia #justaspoonful #fibroflare #goodadvise #whoareyou
Phew that was a good workout! So excited about this new program especially because it's only 20 min! Perfect for the "I dont have time excuse"
Heute ist ein schöner Tag! Ich merke immer mehr wie das Medikament wirkt! Gestern z.b hatte ich gar keine Schmerzen das war wie Urlaub 😂 Hoffen wir, dass es so weiter geht 🙈 Ich bekomme gleich Besuch zum Kaffee trinken und heute Abend ist steht dann ein Spieleabend an. Ich freue mich sehr darauf. Ein Schritt näher am normalem Leben. Ich fühle mich so gut wie schon lange nicht mehr! Ganz viel Liebe für alle! 💗💗💗 #staystrong #morbuscrohngirl #colitisulcerosa #CED #illness #invisableillness #theydontgetituntiltheygetit #scars #overcomemyillness #skinny #nailsdone #rednails #septum #septumpiercing #medusapiercing #medusa #bodymodification #pinkhair #inkedgirls #inked #longhairdontcare #goodvibesonly
Recently I’ve been mindful that I might be triggering myself with my IG name... as an empathetic person I’m also very mindful of the people that see my posts. So I’ve changed my name from @functionallysuicidal to @witheachbravestep . In a few short weeks, the control of my care is being completely handed back to me... I will be 2 hours away from all of my familiar supports; I still struggle with horrid thoughts. Telehealth is available to continue psychotherapy, but I’m not going to be able to continue psychiatry assessment... so no offical diagnosis for me. Panicking on what to do, a friend’s advice was to just take EACH MOMENT one brave step at a time • • • • • #howiamfeeling #theresapersonbehindthepost #itsokaynottobeokay #speakup #keepgoing #beheretomorrow #goodmentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealth #awareness #mentalhealthistrending #advocate #endthestigma #anxiety #depression #panicattack #suicide #invisableillness #suicideawareness #selfharm #stigma #support #selfcompassion #selflove #recovery #mentalhealthblogger #myphoto
Advent Calendar Day 16 ~ I love mints, especially on the go! Pop a Thieves Mint into your mouth for the perfect way to freshen breath after meals. More importantly, these mints are from naturally derived ingredients and free of artificial sweeteners, dyes, and preservatives. That’s key in handling these autoimmune disorders of mine. Thieves Mints are a choice that I feel good about. They contain Young Living’s Peppermint essential oil and Thieves essential oil blend to create the perfect combination of minty coolness with a hint of sweetness. Yum! 😋 #ChristmasIsComing #YoungLivingAdventCalendar
#mentalhealthquotes like this remind a lot of how I used to be and kind of still am but I've learned to control it better. When I was younger I would #flyoffthehandle at the slightest thing and I suppose this made it dangerous to be around me, putting other's on edge and I don't #makeexcuses but I didn't have the #supportsystem I have now, a lot can be said about that. Needless to say I am here now talking about my experiences rather than bottling them away and hoping I can help. #bdp #borderline #borderlinebehavior #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #emotionallyunstablepersonalitydisorder #anger #depression #stress #aggression #mentalhealthactions #learning #togetherwearestronger #mentalhealth #mentalhealthillnesses #growingup #actingdifferent #invisableillness #itsoktobeyou
Being healthy or fit isn’t a fad or a diet its a lifestyle... Ive been taking these supplements & following the Bodysmart programme since 2015 in that time I have come off SSRIs, my PMDD symptoms are half of what they used to be, my fitness level is measured at athletic, Ive lost over 2 stone I could go on and on but most importantly Ive never felt better, 35 and in my best shape!! I can’t wait to be fit at 40 ❤️👊🏽 #heal #healthylifestyle #supplements #pmdd #pmddawareness #invisableillness #fitat40 #improveyourself #weightlossjourney #looseweight #stayhealthy #fruit #veg #vegansupplements #capsules #liveyourbestlife #keepgoing #icanhelpyou #lifestyle
What have I been up to? Not much... oh wait, no a lot has happened in this last month. Both good and bad, and in between. I’ve made progress with learning about my perception and hope, but I’m still very very vulnerable to depressive and anxious irrational thoughts and dysregulated emotions. I have massive changes starting early in the New Year... I wish I could be optimistic and say “new year, new me” but that would be a little ignorant. Mental illness doesn’t stop with a change in the calendar year. But I feel like I’m having stronger ‘well’ days... when they decide to come around • • #pet #lamb • • • #howiamfeeling #theresapersonbehindthepost #itsokaynottobeokay #speakup #keepgoing #beheretomorrow #goodmentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealth #awareness #mentalhealthistrending #advocate #endthestigma #anxiety #depression #panicattack #suicide #invisableillness #suicideawareness #selfharm #stigma #support #selfcompassion #selflove #recovery #mentalhealthblogger #myphoto
What do you see when you look into her eyes? Can you see the chronic illnesses deep inside? Not all disabilities are so easy to see. Many suffering look just like me. So please be kind without a doubt many face battles you know nothing about. #invisableillness #showlove #chronicpainsurvivor
On November 30th I (@derrahowaed ) held an #EpilepsyExpo at @cbdnola. It was a great event! Food, friends, & I shared my epilepsy journey. I truly appreciate all these ladies and all the support!💜💜💜
I'm not even going to sugar coat it, I have been down in the dumps due to pain I was not expecting from a surgery complication. I have lost so much hair I'm scared to touch it. Before anyone tells me it isn't a big deal, it will grow back... please, I ask that you don't. It isn't that simple. #1 , I'm in a lot of pain, and if you ever have been there, pain makes dealing with everything harder. #2 , I fcking love my body for what it has been through for me, but I'm struggling with loving how I look right now. Hair loss, a bleeding incision, covered in scars, blisters from IV tapes, a drain, pale, etc. #3 , the fact I have severe Crohn's makes me want to throw a rock at the phrase "it will grow back quickly." Will it grow back, ok it should. Because of nutrition issues with Crohns, it is not that simple. But make no mistake, I love this broken body I'm in so much. . But, I have been doing a lot of research. I have started adding @vitalproteins Collagen, fast absorbing manganese, keratin, and blends of B vitamins supplements since I struggle with B6. I'm using essential oil rubs that include basil, lavendar and a lotion for muscles called Deep Blue. I wrap my leg in heat wraps. And, I force myself to grit through the waves of nerve pain before I break down and get relief from Valium & Percocet. I have even added liquid fish oil to my diet with high levels of vitamin D3 and have acupuncture scheduled. I'm willing to try everything. . So, here is what I'm trying to say. I've had my melt down. I've cried from the pain. I've played out the worst case scenarios in my head. But now, I have read all the beautiful messages everyone has sent me. I know there are so many people praying this resolves and heals. And now, I have finally reached acceptance and I'm not letting a setback ruin this beautiful fcking life I was given a second chance to live. I have defeated what has supposed to kill me so many times. I'm going to heal and get my mobility back. . Thank you to everyone for lifting me up. I have read every single message. I sincerely apologize it has been so hard for me to respond to all of them. As always, I owe ALL my strength to all of you.
My hair yesterday vs. my hair today. I used a deep conditioner for the first time last night and left it on overnight. I knew it wouldn’t make a huge difference after using it just once (some say it takes at least a year to see a lot of progress), but I was hoping there might be at least a slight improvement in frizz. I was disappointed that my hair was still really frizzy today. But after looking at the selfie I took yesterday compared to the one I just took, I noticed that my curls look a lot better and more defined. I’m impressed. Starting the curly girl method has been a huge (and pricey 😣) lifestyle change, and I haven’t even gotten my routine figured out yet. But I know I’ll be so glad I made this commitment in the years to come when my natural curls are able to thrive. . . . Spending 3 days in bed last week really helped me finally start to recover from that cold. But this weekend I’m back to pushing myself too far. I was out a long time yesterday running errands and shopping. Now we’re taking the dogs to the park. My body is screaming that I need to rest. But I really want the dogs to be able to have some fun after their trip to the vet yesterday. I’ll just have to pay for it tomorrow. . . . #curlyhair #curlygirlmethod #curly #curlynaturalhair #naturallycurly #devacurl #naturalcurls #curlygirl #spoonie #spoonielife #disabledandcute #chronicallyfabulous #disability #chronicillness #chronicallyill #outofspoons #potsie #potsielife #dysautonomia #pots #spoonieproblems #spooniewarrior #chronicillnesswarrior #invisableillness #thisiswhatstrengthlookslike #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #chronicfatigue #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #spooniestrong
Gorgeous glow in the dark tree bong from @nhale201 🔹️ Having a lazy Sunday. Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend! 🔹️ What's your favorite thing to do on a lazy day off? I love to light candles, make or buy some comfort food, and cuddle up with fuzzy blankets on the couch with my hubby💕 🔹️ #freetheweed #marijuanaismedicine #weedcures #medicateyourmind #educateyourself #exitdrug #fuckbigpharma #ganjachicks #ganjagirls #invisableillness #Hydroponichippies101 #girlswhosmoke #weshouldsmoke #maryinmylungs #staylifted #stayhighmyfriend #scenictokers #stoneradventures #outdooradventures #420adventures #keepitrealkeepitlit #bongbeauties #newglass #bonglove #onelove #peaceloveharmony #cheers #blowingclouds #cloudsofpositivity #ganjalove
#Repost from @georginawasdall with @regram.app ... It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 • Myself and Caitlyn just before the after catwalk Zebedee Christmas party. Even though it had been a long (but great) day, we still managed to find some energy to sing and celebrate ✨ • Just a quick thank you to @ready.steady.riot who created this beautiful makeup look. I’m falling in love with bold dark lipsticks ❤️ • • #christmas #christmastree #party #bestfriend #strong #wheelchair #bestfriendgoals #makeadifference #hmua #thisisnewlook #mentalhealth #actress #invisableillness #photography #model #disabilitymodel #abilitynotdisability #teamzebedee #zebedeemanagement #instastyle #instafashion #fashionmodel #thisgirlcan #longhair #hairmodel #wheelchairmodel #wheelchairuser #cfs #chronicfatiguesyndrome
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 • Myself and Caitlyn just before the after catwalk Zebedee Christmas party. Even though it had been a long (but great) day, we still managed to find some energy to sing and celebrate ✨ • Just a quick thank you to @ready.steady.riot who created this beautiful makeup look. I’m falling in love with bold dark lipsticks ❤️ • • #christmas #christmastree #party #bestfriend #strong #wheelchair #bestfriendgoals #makeadifference #hmua #thisisnewlook #mentalhealth #actress #invisableillness #photography #model #disabilitymodel #abilitynotdisability #teamzebedee #zebedeemanagement #instastyle #instafashion #fashionmodel #thisgirlcan #longhair #hairmodel #wheelchairmodel #wheelchairuser #cfs #chronicfatiguesyndrome #spoonie
Christmas Market, had a stroll around with my mini people, had a nice hot chocolate, some lovely food and then I got exhausted, then my heart played up, then I was in pain, but held it all together till I got home, then I needed a lie down. How I wish I could do all the things I could before, how I wish to just feel "normal" whatever that is. #inappropriatesinustachycardia #cardiacproblems #invisableillness #autonomicdysfunction #cfs #chronicillness #feellikeno1understands
Not if it’s unkind, rude or will hurt someone BUT if it will make you + yours happy, even if you think you don’t have the right background,education or 💲 for it. DO IT ANYWAY ‼️Since, being diagnosed with #mctd there are so many things I wish I would have done when I had ALL my health! Don’t put it off! Live life, pray and manifest, follow Jesus and be a light to the world and everything else will fall into place! . . . . #everymomentcounts #perspective #sundaymode 🔛 #livingourbestlife #chronicillness #invisableillness #autoimmunediseaseawareness #raynaudsdiseaseawareness #sclerodermaawareness #survivingchronicpain #loopielife #loopie #lupusawareness #intersistialcystitisawareness
Today has been a wonderful relaxing day. Built a ginger bread house to decorat later! Watched some birds on the bird feeder and now I am at the movies! I can’t remember the last time I got to go see a movie!!! I was also able to share my story on @lifeafterlymphoma_ which it’s always nice to bring awareness! check it out here! https://lifeafterlymphomablog.wordpress.com/share-your-story/inspiring-stories/ just scroll to the bottom to read my story! #awareness #gp #spoonie #chronicillness #chronicallyfabulous #chronicillnesswarrior #warriors #invisableillness #chronicallyawesome #feedingtube #tubie #livinglife #strength #loveyourself #fight #gastroparesis #epilepsy #fight #fighter #thespooniesisterhood #chronicloveclub
🥀 Just spent the most amazing wkend with my mother in our hometown Glasgow..... Catching up with old friends,making new ones ❤️ Getting to discover a great band Blue Rose Code... who were totally awesome supporting @deaconbluemusic who absolutely rOcKed the f**k out of 30 yrs in music 🎵 🎶 🎵 🎶 Incredible wkend in the best city in the country ❤️ Love you Glasgow 😘 . Accessibility at the Hydro was fabulous & all the staff were really helpful.. great venue ! . #gigaccessibility #wheelchairfriendlyvenue #ssehydroglasgow #disabledgiglover #livingwithfibro #beautyindisability #canyouseemenow #invisableillness 💜
Some days it's the little things that matter. Good coffee, some makeup, watching youtube all day in bed with a comfy blanket. lol. Rest and recover so that maybe tomorrow I will have a better day. Looking at me here, you might not know I am sick or in pain. #invisableillness #fibrosucks #fibromyalgia #mybunismycrown #doingmybest
My cousin is getting married and I’m wedding bound! This is a rare outing for me and truthfully, getting ready has exhausted me. I want to have some fun today and not worry about MCAS rearing it’s ugly head. 👰🏻💍🤵🏻 That’s always lurking there, in the back of my mind. If you look closely you can see the blinds in the window are a CATastrophe... sigh. He tried to get his fat self on the window sill as I was taking the photo. Cats are why I can’t have nice things! 🐈🙄😂
The picture on the left is from my last laparoscopic surgery from 2015, on my personal account. The picture on the right is yesterday, at almost thirteen weeks. I had countless doctors tell me that getting pregnant would be nearly impossible but the "best thing to treat endometriosis". I am extremely lucky, and my husband and I worked hard to get to where we are, but this pregnancy is not easier than endo, it isn't helping my endo pain, but now I feel like I have a purpose. . . .#Endometriosis #EndometriosisAwareness #IBS #IC #OvarianCyst #FirstTrimester #Spoonie #PhotoOfTheDay #Hormones #InvisableIllness   #PicsArt #Estrogen #Love #Chronicpain #PicOfTheDay #FollowMe #Pregnancy #WomensHealth #Angry #Tired   #ChronicPain #Pregnant #Endo #Me #Truth #AngryAboutEndo #EndoStrong
The monsters were never under your bed, child. They're in your head, child. They'll escape their cage. Be your co pilot. Waiting for you to loose control. From above the clouds, they'll take you for a nose dive, crash you into the ground.. 6 feet under. Kill the monsters, before they kill you. I've lost so many battles. Still in the war. #realself #bipolarstrong #openbook #suicidemind #fightbipolar #invisableillness #strongmom #anxietyattack #panicattack #mentalhealth #bipolardepression #bipolartype2
We had an amazing day at Disney yesterday with some friends! All the dogs looked amazing decked out in their Christmas gear thanks to Linsey. Days like yesterday make me thankful for all the wonderful humans I’ve met through this account. ❤️ #servicedog #psychiatricservicedog #medicalalert #medicalalertdog #alertdog #responsedog #tasktrained #ownertrained #workingdog #bipolardisorder #anxiety #panicattack #chronicillness #invisableillness #mentalillness #diasability #disabled #invisabledisability #spoonie #dog #dogtraining #ownertrained #ecollar #collie #roughcollie
By far the most brutal single workout I’ve ever done. I made noises previously only reserved for childbirth 🤣 But this is how you get stronger. Limits only exist if you don’t push through them 💪🎬: @fitnesswithjonathan
Pancake Cocoa with Toasted Maringue 🥞🍫☕️ @cakelifebakeshop Somedays you just need a soul warming cup of cocoa ❤️ and this one so hit the spot! I off course added for a shout if Esspresso ☕️ cause you know your girl needed her #coffeefix 😂. On a serious note though... #treatyoself with kindness and compassion and let yourself have some not in life! If that means a cup of hot cocoa with friends or a hike with your dog,or even a day of doing nothing. So what fills your soul 💕✨ and so it with #guiltfree cause you are worthy of happiness 😀🙌. . . . . . . #positivevibes #phillyfoodie #nyc #eatingdisorderrecovery #spoonie #chroniclyme #invisableillness #fibromyalgia #bodypositive #foodie #holistic #lifestyleblogger #lifestylephotography #edrecovery #lymedontkillmyvibe #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #foodblogger #healthy #food52 #phillylifestyle #photographer #hotcocoa #liveyourbestlife #coffee #fishtown
If I was to be executed tomorrow and I had to pick my last meal it would be green thai curry ! I finally know how to make a this yummy dish literally form scratch 🤤 . Credit to my client and amazing friend @katiecaldesi who has the patience to teach me ! This recipe will be in her next low carb book ! #thaifood #curry #fresh #lovefood #cook #invisableillness #cookingvideo #polishgirl #foodporn #yummy #delicious #greencurry #eatfresh #endometriosis #endodiet #healthyfood #behealthy #eatwell !
Guten mooorgen 🎉 Es ist zwar bereits halb 1 aber ich bin so spät aufgestanden da kann ich das noch sagen 😅 Ich habe so gut geschlafen und das wichtigste ich habe DURCHGESCHLAFEN 😍 Wie ein Stein 🙈 Mir geht es heute wirklich sehr gut! Aber trotzdem lassen wir den Sonntag mal Sonntag sein. Ich werde mir Netflix anmachen und Naruto weiter gucken 🙈 Ich liebe diese anime Welten. Es basiert alles auf Freundschaft und dass man seine wahre Stärke erst durch die Liebe zu anderen erlangt. Ich wünschte die reale Welt wäre so. Mit so viel Liebe gespickt. Guckt ihr auch animes? Wenn ja, welche sind eure liebsten und gerne könnt ihr mir auch sagen warum 🙈❤️ Einen schönen 3. Advent. 💗 #staystrong #morbuscrohngirl #colitisulcerosa #CED #illness #invisableillness #theydontgetituntiltheygetit #scars #overcomemyillness #skinny #pinkhair #longhairdontcare #icyeyes #septum #septumpiercing #medusapiercing #medusa #bodymodification #sundaymood #iwokeuplikethis #smilelikeaidiot #happyface
🦋This weekend has been a crazy one. Emily @empower_hart This one is dedicated to you. You have opened my eyes to the world. Bought me out my comfort zone and helped me find my true potential. You also have had a rough time. I admire you so much sista, keep doing what you do and respect to you. I urge you all to follow this inspiring lady to...🦋#dreambigbeunique #empowerthepatients #fibromomblog #awarenesscollectionbylynda #joycefornmo #respect #raredisease #autoimmune #chronicpain #chronicillness #advocate #fibromyalgiafighter #warriorfighter #admire #rare #advocate #nevergiveup #strong #invisableillness #heart #health #warriorqueen #sisterhood #fibromyalgia #butyoudontlooksick #inclusion #selfcare #journey #followers #love #family
What a fun experience @museumoficecream in San Francisco. Totally recommend going if your in the area!
This is the most common areas of my flare, hot to the touch red and swollen Lacey rash. Typically I can hide it all and then a butterfly rash on my nose and cheeks that makeup covers. Flares are consistent with being triggered by stress, sun exposure, illness and fatigue #youdonlooksick #negativepeople #lupusawareness #invisableillness #sle #raynauds #discoidlupus #ouchthathurt
This Sunday is spent cuddled up on the couch watching my boyfriend play Xbox because that’s about all I can manage with the current pain situation. I did it though.. last night I managed to through a small bbq with family and friends for his early birthday 🥳 when the positives outweigh the negatives it makes it all that little bit easier 💕
After an evening of Holiday shopping I sure needed to get home to take my CBD. Now I’m chilling and feel much more relaxed. I’m not a good last minute shopper, lol! Side note: this new flavor is amazing ♥️ * #holidayshopping #crazedshoppers #badparking #verystressful #onlineisthewaytogo #lupuswarrior #cirrhosis #loveyourliver #aneurysmsurvivor #stress #fatigue #anxiety #chronicpain #cbd #fullspectrum #co2 #cinnamon #hempworx #itreallyworks #mlmsuccess #icanhelpyou #residualincome #beyourownboss #hippielife #begratefulalways #makethebestoftoday #eatclean #invisableillness #chakra
Today was a fun day but all the hard work has caught up to me! I baked and decorated cookies today! I am exhausted now and just relaxing! It’s been a crazy week after discharge but I am happy to be home and working my ass off! #hardwork #christmascookies #spoonie #chronicillness #chronicallyfabulous #chronicillnesswarrior #warriors #invisableillness #chronicallyawesome #feedingtube #tubie #livinglife #strength #loveyourself #fight #gastroparesis #epilepsy #fight #fighter #thespooniesisterhood #chronicloveclub
Healing from having my heart monitor put in this week. Now we’re able to see long term how my heart is reacting to everything. So cool but so sore #POTS
Buddy and Crystal got into the recess games and started to play UNO #elfontheshelf
After years of unexplained symptoms, I finally have an answer... I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PCOS is a hormonal disorder in which a woman’s adrenal glands produces creates an imbalance of hormones (often male hormones such as testosterone). Symptoms include weight gain, irregular periods, heavy or painful periods, fatigue, mood changes, excessive hair growth or hair loss, acne (after puberty ends) headaches, infertility & other health complications ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For years, I was told that missing my period for 2-3 months was normal, and I just had an irregular period. For years, I was told my acne would go away once puberty was over (I’ll be 22 in a month & I’m acne has just been getting worse). Upon testing, my hormones were all over the place. My testosterone & estrogen levels are elevated. My ratio of Luteinizing hormone (LH) to Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) was 6:1, when it should be 2:1 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m so grateful that I found a doctor willing to investigate and find another little piece of my puzzle. I’m so hopeful that pcos is causing all of these issues because if it is, birth control is the answer! I’m hopeful that this little pill, once a day is going to help my body regulate and normalize it’s hormones⠀⠀⠀⠀ - - - - #spoonie #invisableillness #disabled #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #mcas #mastcellactivationdisorder #eds #ehlersdanlossyndrome #pots #dysautonomia #pcos #polycysticovariansyndrome #hormoneimbalance #birthcontrol
Holy freaking detox!!!!! I could not believe how sludgy it was today. We have definitely moved past seeing lots of candida in my detox foot baths. At this point this was all liver, lung and gallbladder! Tons of heavy metals and biofilm. My son's was all joint and lung. 💚💚💚 I am looking forward to waking up tomorrow morning and going skiing. Definitely tired after this detox session, but I know tomorrow I will feel like a million bucks! 💚💚💚 In the words of my son, "take that Lyme bugs!"
Kansas CITY... Rising Phoenix Creating a community and awareness about mental Health at @askdrheather home hosting Jenn Ford , veteran 🇺🇸, singer 👩‍🎤 and activist for the awareness of PTSD through the @phxtours #ptsd #ptsdawareness #invisableillness #suicde #hope #connectionisthecure #operationtorrent #strideandriderelay
From time to time I wanted to share some of what I have learned in my Health Coach class, today will be spicy 🌶 food! “Hot, spicy 🌶 foods help you feel satisfied with less, probably by triggering satiety hormones. Try salsa, jalapeños, cayenne pepper and chili peppers. Hot foods also rev up your metabolism so you burn more of the calories you just ate.” Prime Time Health Dr. William Sears, MD This was one of my favorite tid bits of information! I love spicy foods 🌶!! And I eat them often! As with anything be sure to check with your medical team before adding anything new to your diet as it could have an effect on the medications your taking. So if you can, go spicy next time! Remember, if your not used to spicy food make sure to start off with small amounts and enjoy! Be safe everyone and I will post again soon! #cancerawareness #FAP #ostomylife #ostomy #ileostomy #bowelcancer #polyposis #patientcare #healthcoach #invisableillness #stoma #ostomybag #ostomy #ittakesguts #healthandwellness #healthcare #11health
Small girls night in with the friends family. Decorating sugar cookies turned into dunking them in the mixing bowl lol, eating candy, drinking tea/espresso, watching the holiday Sabrina episode on Netflix, finding the pickle rick on the Christmas tree @chanimator get bragging rights for the epic gift @kathleen.thompson88 provided! Everyone potluck brought allergen friendly food. Team effort for stockings and little gift under the tree from: Alyssa, myself and Kathleen. Kathleen also helped make the cookies. Things got a bit intense when we started playing Mario kart lol so much fun! I feel so loved this is the first time hosting a big get together I think on two years at my place? I am so thankful for all my friends making this party possible. Thank you. #friendsarefamily #thankyou #life #invisableillness #butyoudontlooksick #happiness #love #girlfriends #girls #winter #canadian #newwestminster #christmas #chronicpainismybitch #chronicpainwarrior #spoonie
Hey all! Just wanted to apologize for not posting in a while. I started my training as a Certified Health Coach back in October and I have been neglecting to post here. Please forgive me. However I really wanted to share this with all of you! I am very excited to be training for this special certification and it means I will be able to offer more valuable information and support to all of my patients and you and that makes me happy. I must also say this has been a journey for me as well and I am learning a great deal of life saving information and it’s helping me too! I wanted to Thank @alfredalert for giving me this opportunity! I am so very blessed to have a great company in my life, to be taking interest in me and my desire to support others! Thank you! Love ❤️ you guys! Also there are other @patientcoaches taking this certification with me that have taken and passed their final test and passed already and I want to give a shout-out to them with a big Congratulations! 🎉🎈 I will keep everyone here updated and be sure to make a post to tell the world when I pass the exam as well! Love you guys and thank you for being so patient with me here on Instagram and Facebook! #cancerawareness #FAP #ostomylife #ostomy #ileostomy #bowelcancer #polyposis #patientcare #healthcoach #invisableillness #stoma #ostomybag #ostomy #ittakesguts #healthandwellness #healthcare #11health
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