Out in the streets. As much is I love to drive, it hurts more than anyone knows. Right now it's my only option because of the flexibility. Tomorrow I might not be able to walk normal, so I might not be able to work. I know when I get home I am using up some ice. Numbing the playing pain is only temporary but I refuse to take toxic medications. #nopainnogain#drive#sunset#adventure#skull#driving#hurts#strongsurvives#dailypain
Hi I'm Felicity and I have Sickle Cell Disease. I love coke and bread, I get depressed sometimes because I'm in pain daily. I say I'm okay even when I'm not, I'm always smiling and my biggest fear is that I'll die and not be there for my kids . I don't have life figured out just yet but I'm learning everyday to love me with all my strengths and weakness. This is a reminder that God's got me &death isn't my potion. I'm Blessed and Beautiful oww yess I Am! so Cheers to enjoying life and being the best me😘#worldmentalhealthday#Sicklecelldisease#SickleCellAwareness#FightingTheSilence#dailypain
Brandi layed it all out! "For years, I've dealt with chronic, systemic pain of all kinds -- things like a #migraine that started in high school and had me convinced I had a brain tumor, #restless leg most nights, #endometriosis pain every single day, and crippling #pain from #cysts that left me in bed, not able to even stand up straight, let alone go to #work . I remember curling up in a ball, on an old gross couch in a dark room at work one day for over an hour, because I could barely breathe thru the pain and I didn't have my super #powerful#prescription pain meds with me. I've had ER visits, multiple #surgeries , and been told I possibly wouldn't be able to have #kids with everything going on over the past few years.
This is not #life . That's not living or feeling good. And I was #tired of it.
Insert some natural products a trusted friend told me about. I've tried everything else at this point -- prescriptions, cleanses, different diets -- and nothing was changing. I decided to give them a full year and see what happened.
These #natural#supplements changed it all for me. Healing my #gut changed EVERYTHING. Do you know how much is tied to #guthealth ?! Google it // it is CRAZY how much in our body is tied to gut health alone.
Did #Plexus#cure my endometriosis? Nope - there's no cure. BUT, I don't have #dailypain anymore. I don't have to carry prescriptions in my purse anymore. I don't have to take #melatonin to sleep. I haven't had a it-hurts-so-bad-I-can't-stand-up-straight day in over 2 years now.
I don't know what it could change for you, but I can tell you one thing -- it's #worthit .
Does anyone with Lupus experience all over body pain? every joint hurts, swollen? experience sharp burning pain when trying to move, stand, walk? is it hard for you to get out of bed? swollen knots on your face and head? Do you experience worst pain when your mentrual is approaching? what do you do to cope? how do you relieve the pain? Anyone with a chronic illness? DM me please, i would love to talk. i dont want sympathy, i really just want to talk and find out how some of you fight your illness on the daily
I used to put on a smile and pretend that nothing was wrong.
Underneath that smile was pain, worry, frustration, and negative self-talk.
I told myself that it wasn't that bad, and that other people had it worse. I believed those thoughts were normal and okay.
I was in physical pain. My hips had been an issue for me for almost 10 years. I believed that's how it would be for the rest of my life.
I was worried about injuring myself again or that at some point in life I wouldn't be able to enjoy the activities I loved anymore. Once more injury happened I was worried that I would miss more work and be judged because no one knew how much it had been hurting already.
I was frustrated with my body and hated the way it felt. I was frustrated with myself for not taking better care of my body when I was younger.
I called myself names and had a hard time picking out the positives about myself. I put myself down for how I was "letting myself go" and felt out of touch with who I was as a person.
I really don't like that version of myself, but if it hadn't been for her I wouldn't be where I am today. I wouldn't have connected with the people who make me smile. I wouldn't have grown physically, mentally and emotionally stronger. I wouldn't have realized that I can help others get out of that same rut that I was in. I wouldn't have realized how much of a role model I can be to all the women and girls in my life.
I don't want to be her again.
Now my smile is genuine.
As the body pains worsen this past week, I try to remind myself that "This too shall pass", as it has been a saying I told myself and helped through depression and anxiety. My only fear is that it won't, and as much work as I am putting into trying to heal my body from this autoimmune disease and mental illness, it won't completely go away. I have done a ton of research on #Fibromyalgia and only found a select few people who have healed completely. If there are any success stories or encouragement from others within this state, please comment or DM me. .
I feel this illness isn't known much about in a positive way by the specialist or doctors I have delt with, compared to my naturopath, who has been great. I just need all the positivity I can get, and I believe everyone going through the same thing needs it as well.
This is me. I may look like I have this perfect fitness and healthy life but reality hit hard again today. I am not the healthiest person. I have my fair share of illness and injuries.
I will never ever wake up and be healthy or uninjured. So do I give up....ABSOLUTELY NOT.
Spinal fusion and hip surgery at 20 and now minor complications arising from it. Thyroid and Graves Disease at 23. These are both permanent aliments that I have to live with. Its an up hill battle to succeed and not one thing will hold me back from living the healthiest and strongest life I can. #trymebitch#bestrong#idontgiveup#dietrying#feeneyfit#yourexcuseisinvalid#noexcuseshere#fueledmeup#dailypain
I never thought I'd say this - but I miss my workout routine. I can't wait to have my disease under control again, so I can get back to it 🙏 ❤️ I may not be a coach anymore, but I learned a lot and grew as a person while doing it. .
Being a coach helped me believe in myself, when I was always one to follow or get lost in the crowd in the past.
Being a coach brought confidence and daily accountability - which is what I needed.
Being a coach brought new people and friendships into my life.
Being a coach made my heart smile. Truly. But I had to give it up for a few reasons:
#1 being that I couldn't be a product of the product any longer when I started having more pain than usual, and developed two flares (maybe more) in only a couple months. I became afraid to exercise for fear of another painful flare. I became a child again in my mind. I developed depression from this disease, and a little bit of PPD I believe - from dealing with this and two babes under two. I wasn't making money any longer as a coach, and we as a family of 4 on only hubby's salary, couldn't truly afford the Shakes if I wasn't putting my all into coaching anymore. 😔 So I gave it up. All of it. 💔 .
Who knows why life goes the way it does for some of us. I know I've been battling my own body and mind for as long as I can remember. I thought I found my niche only to have myself knocked down a couple pegs, finding out the pain that started again is my arthritis. Finding out the damage is far greater than I thought to my body, and the battle I thought I'd won for so many years is now hitting me with a surprise attack 😫
I may be at a low right now, but arthritis hasn't won this battle. Because when it comes down to it - I HAVE ARTHRITIS BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE ME 🙌❤️ See you again soon #fitfam 🙏
Do you sleep in on Fridays?
I typically do because Thursday's are my most busy days! I have to be up 5am, 6am and I have fibromyalgia so I get worn out and am in a lot of physical pain and have heat coming from my body super easy and super fast!
I usually use Friday's to get my body rested up so I don't get sick in the long run!
Who has Fibromyalgia and how do you deal with it?
Do you sleep in and rest when you can? If not, why?
I've suffered upwards of 18 years with migraines 😥😥 Typically, going to the neurologist means adding medication after medication to control the daily pain I suffer from 💊💊🙁🙁 My this year was different 🤗🤗 Last week, I was able to discuss the possibility of weening myself off of my maintenance medications....how?!?!🤷🤷 ✔️ working out regularly 🏋️
✔️eating a proper/well balanced diet 🥗
✔️ drinking the proper amount of water 💦
Cutting out unnecessary sugar and processed foods have made a huge difference for me + getting the proper amounts of nutrients 👍👍 If you suffer from daily migraines like me you know that relief is nothing short of amazing. 😧😧 Can't wait to try vitamins and a more natural approach to my migraine control. 🍅🥒
My love, my best friend, my husband and soulmate. This time last year I was unable to walk, away from my children, stuck in London in a hospital bed, miles away from my friends and family. Although I am still on my journey, having this man stand by me every step of the way has meant everything, he has given me strength when I've had none, given me hope when all I see is dark and been a shoulder to cry on, day or night. He is my rock and although our relationship has changed, I wouldn't change him for anyone. I didn't realise how much I needed this time away with my little family, I love them all with every fibre of my being #chronicillness#chronicpain#chronicpainwarrior#pcos#tarlovcyst#spinalcysts#type1diabetes#soulmate#spoonielife#family#dailypain#familyovereverything ❤️😀👨👩👧👦🌞