i never realized how much i wanted to have a baby until i wasn’t sure if it was even an option. i think in the past i always took advantage of the idea that i would be able to have a child. and at this point, i don’t even know for sure if i can. i WISH this was a photo of a baby causing that belly pooch. instead it’s a belly full of disease. because of this, i have become someone who is overcome with anger and jealousy with every pregnancy announcement i see on social media. it is a HORRIBLE way to feel about something so joyous for the expectant mother and father. all i can hope is that i will get my chance at motherhood. i am so grateful that my disease was discovered early, so that just maybe, i will still have a shot at a family after surgery 🙏🏽 prayers for EVERYONE struggling with infertility, no matter the cause. it is a difficult thing to be told you can’t do one of the biggest things we were created to do as women: bear a child 💔
Do you work at an office and start at the computer screen all day?🙈 🖥 Here's a few #migrainetip to help minimize your migraines during your work hours: ✨find an anti-glare screen to put on your computer monitor or screen 🕶wear glasses that has an anti-reflective coating 💡change the lighting settings on the computer so it's not as bright
Just look at me. Can you tell the difference? I bet no. I look like you. I smile like you. I live like you. I talk like you. I am like you, and I am not. Can you see what is inside of me? Can you tell that I am fighting a battle no one knows? Just take a look at me, I am like you on the outside. You can not see the demons I am fighting day after day. . . . . #endometriose#endometriosis#endosisters#endometriosekämpferinnen#endofighter#endofighters#endowarrior#endowarriors#endostrong#pain#chronicillness#chronicpain#chronic#invisibleillness#illness#stark#strongwoman#strong#instagram#instagood#quotes#quote
Drop a ❤️ or a 👍 below if you’re COMMITTED to taking 1 step today to grow as a person! What’s the one thing you could do today to grow from the person you were yesterday? Growth isn’t linear, but it’s a whole lot easier when we’re all in it together. Let’s go and let’s GROW! ⠀ ⠀ Photo capture from #peoplehopetribe by our friend @healing_little.birdie! ⠀ ⠀
„Think before you speak“ - 💭➡️🗣 - TEIL 4: - “Person xy hat genau das Gleiche wie Du.” - Eine Aussage, die wahrscheinlich nicht nur mir schon mehrfach entgegen gebracht wurde. Oft in der Verbindung mit: “...und sie kann trotzdem dies und das.” oder “...und sie sagt, das ist so und so.” Ich befand mich selbst erst kürzlich in dieser Situation und zwar als ein Familienmitglied genau so etwas zu mir sagte. Aber wie reagiert man auf so eine Aussage? Eine etwas provokante, aber durchaus effektive Möglichkeit ist, einfach mal zu fragen: „Achso, was hab ich denn?“ oder alternativ: “Was hat diese Person denn?”. In meinem Fall kam das Familienmitglied schnell in’s Straucheln. “Äh ja, diese Skoliose halt.”, bekam ich zur Antwort. Nach weiteren Ausführungen, wie “toll man das mit Sport behandeln kann” und dass diese Person “ja auch trotzdem arbeiten geht”, fragte ich, ob ihm denn bewusst ist, dass die Skoliose noch lang nicht mein größtes und einziges Problem ist. . Auch in dieser Situation kann die Stimmung kippen. Man bekommt schnell das Gefühl, sich erklären zu müssen. Für manche Leute ist das dann gleich wieder Jammern/ nach Aufmerksamkeit suchen. Aber bitte, liebe Leute, dann bringt uns doch einfach gar nicht erst in so eine Lage, in der ihr falsche Tatsachen verbreitet, die wir wieder richtig stellen müssen. Streicht diesen Satz einfach aus Eurem Vokabular! KEINE Krankheit verläuft gleich, jeder hat mit anderen Lebensumständen zu kämpfen. . Als klar wurde, dass ich eine künstliche Hüfte brauche, durfte ich mir auch oft anhören: “Meine Oma hat das auch! Das ist keine große Sache.” Was ich mich dann immer frage: Würde die Oma das auch als “keine große Sache” bezeichnen? Und kommt denn eigentlich keiner darauf, dass da eventuell ein Bisschen mehr dahinter steckt, wenn man mit 22 Jahren eine Voll-Endoprothese braucht? Warum nimmt man sich überhaupt das Recht heraus, zwei Lebenslagen
If you know me then you know I swear by The Magic Book!!✨ Looking for magic just means looking for things to be grateful for in my mind! Say thank you extra today and you will feel the benefits tomorrow.🌟 I am taking a break from posting while in the desert for Stagecoach🤠 but when I get back on monday I have soooooo many amazing things lined up and a huge secret project that I have been working on and am so excited to announce in the next few weeks!💕
“I don’t know how you’re even walking let alone swimming 6 days a week.” -This was what one of my doctors said to me when I was first diagnosed with UC.⠀ ⠀ I don’t know how we all do what we do....But, you better believe that we do it well. 💁🏻♀️⠀ ⠀ 👇🏻Tag someone (with an autoimmune disease) that inspires you 👇🏻
👦🏻: Having a chronic illness is hard. It’s exhausting physically and mentally dealing with all your different symptoms on the daily. People never truly understand what you are going through and people easily dismiss our feelings because they cannot see what we feel. But I am very thankful to have a great core of friends who understand that I may have to cancel plans (even on the same day) because of my illness. They are invaluable in my healing process and provide me with the support I need. Comment below if you can relate and tag your friends that have been with you during the great and hard times. Follow 👉 @how.u.feeling 👈 for more!
Give me a book, and I’m lost for days. Often, a doctor would explain something to me about migraine, and I wouldn’t immediately grasp the concept. Let him/her give me a reading list and not only did I jump right into reading, but I also gained a better understanding of what was going on with me and my disease. I absolutely love reading. It’s my outlet, my way to learn, my way to escape. When everyone else may be watching TV or playing a game, I’d rather read. One day, I was reading a good, entertaining, suspenseful book and the words disappeared. It was a symptom of my migraine. I started to feel numb, I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t move, and my vision was now so blurred I couldn’t see. I'll never stop reading, but now I know the early warning signs of my migraine attacks.
There are moments in chronic illness that are unspeakably lonely. Really unspeakable, in that no one ever talks about them. The moments where you are shifting between the decision of whether or not to go out but you’re just not sure if your body will let you, and what if you’re stuck somewhere in a flare too bad to move. Weeks where your only socialization with another human is with the cashier after you’ve drug yourself to the store and you’re regretting it with every step. Day in and out living in pain, in trauma and knowing it will be the same tomorrow. Being stuck in your bed or on the couch only moving to go the bathroom. Having to explain to people over and over that, “I’m still sick” despite the fact that “I look fine” on the outside. Dealing with people’s opinions and perceptions of your body, your illness. No one talks about how you feel like a failure when you physically can’t be there for the people you love. The guilt that consumes you thinking you’re just letting everyone down because of your inability to control your body. Feeling like a burden. No one talks about how everything that you thought made you who you are can be stripped away till you feel like a shell of your former self. No one talks about the moments after another horrible doctors appointment when you’re sitting in your car crying, tired of defending your illness, exhausted from trying to find someone to listen, someone to help, someone to care. No one talks about the toll it takes physically, mentally and emotionally after losing over a year of your life to a severe, excruciating illness. This past year has been the hardest journey of my life, despite spending the past 20 years living with chronic illness. Even now I can’t talk about it without crying, but that’s ok. It’s raw, it’s real, it’s what I’ve endured but it’s no longer unspeakable. #trigeminalneuralgia#trigeminalneuralgiaawareness#chronicillness#chronicpain#chronicpainwarrior