“One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide”.BRENE BROWN
That’s what B said.
Welcome! The idea to create this blog came from my medical struggle with my mystery hormonal imbalance for the past oh, two decades or so.
This past year has given me the real opportunity to really experience the affect of chronic pain, and what that means for a whole person both mentally and physically.
My journey to getting the answers that I needed to change my life for my whole health is currently my greatest accomplishment.
Just over a year a go I was bedridden at 33 years old. All I could do was contemplate how I got from my full amazing life to my bed in what felt like an instant.
From my bed, I dreamed and planned of nothing more than doing every single thing I could find to make myself well again.
At the middle of the most inconvenient of times, my body gave up and my mind was actually surprisingly quick to follow as I struggled to find my footing in my new situation of being incapable.
I was tired of waiting. I was tired of feeling like every system was just a waiting game of a year of more just to speak to someone who would maybe have an answer. Being held down, by the wait times of the medical system and quite frankly I wanted to find out what the hell was going on- I didn’t like being in bed.
Those who know me, know that I don’t do well being told I can’t do something… so I set off on the most frustrating and difficult adventure I have ever been on.
This time I had the benefit of the debilitating fear of literally dying to light the largest fire my ass had ever felt.
I want to use my healing journey to help others- if nothing more than to help them advocate for themselves, and for everything that they need to reclaim their whole health. I want to share the mistakes that I made, and the things that I found helpful.
I hope that some of the things I share can provide the knowledge that if nothing else, we are not alone in the struggles we face as individuals.
My journey has lead me in many directions. This past year has given me the real opportunity to really experience the affect of chronic pain, and what that means for a whole person both mentally and physically.