When mornings are as rough as guts ... but you just keep chugging along .... #youcandoit
I’m trying this new thing where I accept the fact I usually am in need of a shower, a hair cut, some contacts, some make up, blah blah blah, the list could go on and on... but ultimately! I have a great set of friends (📸: @kpifher
), a great dog, and a lot of things to smile about.
Starting residency has been harder than I thought it would be, but it’s really taught me a lot about myself, and how important it is to remember to smile, and accept yourself for the person you are...even after a long work day! 🤗
Do what you can do. Modify that yoga pose. Not up for the full workout you were planning? Play tug-of-war with your energetic 80-pound dog (or something like that). 🐾💪🏼 Don’t have an hour to work on something? Feeling overwhelm with household tasks? 🗓 Start small and see what you CAN accomplish today. ⬇️
Yes, remember your goals and make it a habit to push yourself further than you’ve gone before, take time to rest… but don’t let an injury, illness, or a bad nights sleep turn into no effort at all. Do what you CAN do in the time you have, see what can be done, and get back to giving your best! 🌻
The universe will always have my back. •Saw the motility specialist today and didn’t get the best news. I’m officially down to 118 pounds (high school weight). I’m not complaining RIGHT NOW.. but I’ve lost a total of 15 pounds in one month due to vomiting. If it continues.. we spoke about a feeding tube. 🙅♀️ #never
again. Anyone have some #gastroparesis
tips? High calorie drinks?
-When I spent three days in the hospital with cyclic vomiting. Ive never been so sick. They believe that my autonomic system was stuck in a loop. They tried every anti nausea medication they had to no avail. •DID YOU KNOW; the human body produces 8 liters of bile a day?
Thankfully, a smart and handsome resident did some studying and used a brand new anti vomiting medication that no one had ever used was finally tried and WORKED! I was then given my saving grace for my #stiffpersonsyndrome
). Im continuing to make progress with IVIG and regaining life 💪🏼small setbacks lead to bigger comebacks. I have #IVIG
again Friday and can’t wait for more improvement!
I’ve recently cut ties with toxic people in my life and fully focused on my health, work and back to the kiddos at school ♥️
•cheers to the highest hopes and the best life ahead.
#universehasyourback #universe #positiveenergy #newbeginings #cyclicvomitingsyndrome #dismotility #warrior #spoonie #chronicillness #specialedteacher #crohns #ehlersdanlossyndrome #warrior #justkeepswimming
Sure.. there is a lot of fish in the sea. There is also a lot of TRASH In the sea. 🌊💩🌊 #justkeepswimming
in cute pools! 💅🏽
A quick photo of our stock shelf from this morning. This is a few days of toymaking all finished and ready for labeling and boxing up to travel to their their new homes. Long days and busy hands from us and hopefully some happy little people who receive them.🍂🤗🍂#artisanlife #toymakerlife #justkeepswimming
*Im not one to post emotional posts but if you follow me then we’re friends so deal with it* Just a little thank you to everyone who’s reached out to me. The last little while has been hard (not looking for sympathy as this was my own doing) I feel like I’ve lost a lot of people I’ve cared about/stability I once had. I greatly appreciate the people who have let me stay at their place/crashed on their couch, listened to me or just texted me back when I needed someone at 2am - thanks for being there and making me feel special every day. I care a lot about you people so it’s nice to know it’s returned. Thanks for making me feel not so alone when I need it most - sorry if I’ve been distant just trying to get back on track . #justkeepswimming
It’s no secret to my friends that I am emotionally and mentally struggling at the moment, which is why I’ve been a bit quiet lately. Leading up to plastics, I never anticipated feeling this overwhelmed but this is a prime example of “not fitting the mould”. Here is a picture of me for #waybackwhenwednesday
of my former self. My friends at the time were somewhat encouraging me to make better choices with my life, though I wasn’t mentally ready. Just like now, I need to make decisions to get me to the next level and again, mentally it’s a barrier. All I have to do is stay strong, motivated and continue #chasinggoals
and not let the demons of my past filter in #midweekmatra
EAT YOUR HEART OUT 👊🏼 #mentalhealth #mentalstruggles #mindovermatter #justkeepswimming #yougotthis #powerofpositivethinking
I have been fighting back tears and anger all day.
Plus going on 10days of migraine flares and wanting to crawl into a hole and avoid the world.
Instead I'm here.
4days a week for my sanity.
Still getting used to the late night cardio dance (not getting home until 930pm)
|The path behind me is clear, except I'm not going backwards. I'm going forwards - and I must say the future is unclear 🙈
To be honest guys: Every day this past week has at some point included me in tears saying “I can’t do this anymore.” -
I have been in this terrible flare for 10 days now. And it is mentally kicking my ass. -
I’m not immune to the pain or fear of chronic illness. But every day I get up and try again. I do all the things I can to help myself. -
Simply existing will never be enough for me. I haven’t always been this sick, so I know I can believe it won’t always be this way. -
#everydayisanewday #justkeepswimming #potsie #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #underdiagnosed #chronicallyill #flare