repost: @fibro_warriors 💜 this is one of the best ways I can think to explain it. you become so accustomed to being in pain, you sometimes get used to it. there are other times the pain becomes just too much and you simply cannot ignore it. sometimes you have good days, the constant pain is easy to put to the back of your head as it becomes an everyday thing you deal with and other days you just can't take your mind off that feeling of your body being pulled apart and caving in on itself. that's why people who live with chronic pain, in my opinion are some of the strongest people, we live every day with screams in our ear that are difficult to ignore but we are always trying our best to not let them take control 💜 #fibromyalgia#chronicillness#chronicpain#chronicillnesswarrior#chronicpainwarrior#disabled#disability#spoonie#invisibleillness#invisibleillnessawareness
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DAY4 is ending and I completely feel ok with myself my body and my healing process. No pictures today, food don’t look all that great, lol. I did for breakfast/lunch have a smoothie. And for dinner made romaine boats. Very good, use lime and lemon squeezed over all three. @medicalmedium gives us a chance to versatile so I’m extremely happy with that. Anthony definitely was not lying when he said new emotions will appear with this. I find myself feeling deep regret for not doing better as a person for all these year and with my marriage but, I’m accepting that it’s ok, and change can start now. To rebuild, to regrow to relearn to find self love through my healing will be the biggest thing I’ve ever done. I’m so happy with my progress. So far ringing in my ears are getting lighter, dizziness is starting to dimmish and again anxiety has been little to none, blood pressure is doing amazing. I still have more healing to do. I feel blessed with great supportive people like, @organic_faith_@echota_is_healing and so many more these ladies don’t judge but embrace and teach and that’s forever a gift to me and my healing. I’m not afraid to ask questions and as I release some of my fear I open doors to new changes and vibes that will be coming my way.
Self love, self care! Healing is a blessing to all.
My gratitude is forever towards all. I feel alive.
Day 4: A fitness or exercise move I enjoy...
Well, I have found that the best way for me to put in exercise right now is by dancing (while singing and acting silly), lifting, and doing crunches with my grandson. I watch him at least 5 days a week~ sometimes 6 days~ and as much as I LOVE it, I know that I have to MOVE more. I also want to help teach him that no matter what, you can have fun while moving (no matter how old or even what you are going through~ YOU CAN MOVE!). I have several years that I basically payed in bed or in the recliner. I still have pain~ tons of it at times but I have got to move to LIVE!
#wellnessthatworks#wellnesswins#wellnessjourney#LymeWarrior#fibromyalgia#livingmylife#thebestisyettocome#IamStrong@ww Thank you for helping me realize that I CAN DO THIS!!!
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So the rest of the side is full of ironed clothes that have yet to make it to the dresser - real life! 🙊🤦🏻♀️
Flashback Friday: fishing in Costa Rica in 2005. 13 years ago 😱
I took a winter term trip to Costa Rica and stayed with the most lovely family, studying Spanish for the month that I was there. I LOVED the culture, the people, the beaches, the fresh food, and especially the siestas after lunch!!
This photo is giving me serious wanderlust! (Also, remembering how much I LOVED this outfit 🥰) I’m getting excited to get fully in remission so I can travel again! ✈️ 🌎
This is not an inspirational post or particularly empowering. This is a post just to check in on all of you. I haven't had the best week with anxiety but have managed to still sort everything with my event, get to meetings and media interviews, work a little and find time for me, among a lot of other things.
To me that's such a big win. Doing this is in the face of anxiety is hard. When you feel frozen to the spot like you can't move or speak. Well in spite of that feeling this week I did all of the above and I feel proud. I defied the feeling in my stomach and pushed through.
Sometimes just getting through the day was all I could do and that was enough and just as commendable. Have you overcome your illnesses at times this week? Defied the voice in your head or feeling in your gut? Have you made it through a hard day and are still here? Tell me about it below, let's share our wins this week.
Have a little picture of bare faced me and Holly cuddling because she knows how to make everything better 🦋💛
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Liver Cleansing Salad / Ensalada para Limpiar el Hígado
Watercress is a SUPERFOOD! High in vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, potent antioxidants and minerals. It is also diuretic and very effective at flushing out toxins. In controlled studies (University of Ulster), it was found effective against cancer. .
Use it in your salads. You can reduce its bitterness by mixing it with romaine lettuce and by adding a simple salad dressing made with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, water, salt and pepper. .
It combines really well with animal proteins and fats as it helps with their digestion.
Tears of joy today.
What a magical afternoon!
I saw Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella today at the Kennedy Center. I loved his Sleeping Beauty, and today did not disappoint!
The waltz of Prokofiev is one I particularly love but the whole score is so expressive and moving.
The story is reset during the Blitz in London. (Prokofiev wrote the score during WWII)
The fairy godmother is now an angel. There are oppressive stepbrothers too. The set design was stunning too.
Life and love feels precious and enunciated in this wartime setting. Kind of like living with a chronic illness.
I was in acute pain - throbbing and sharp. I kept deep-breathing to keep my body from locking down. The opera house was cold so I kept my coat on. My 9+ hours of sleep seemed to be no help and perhaps I will pay for the excursion tomorrow.
But when you’re sick what you love you love more!
And I was in tears of joy at the end of this magic! 🙌🏼🙏🏼 for making this sick girl deliriously happy and joyful! @matthewbourne13 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
I have a love/hate relationship with my #fibromyalgia ❤💔 1. I hate that some days it leaves in an exhausted mess. I can barely function and no matter how much I rest it is never enough to restore my energy.
2. I love the reminder it gives me just when I need it. 3 years ago I started a healthier lifestyle because I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I was hesitant at first. I was in pain so the thought of exercising quite frankly scarred me.
But I trusted the process and my body adjusted.
Through eating clean and exercise I have been able to manage most of my fibro pain and exhaustion.
While every once in a while it kicks me in the a$$ usually it does so as a reminder to get back on track.
And I'm thankful that I only have a few days of being kick around as opposed to the months it use to knock me out.
I got an injection in my shoulder joint today. I was a big girl and didn't cry lol. My doctor is AMAZING. Now six weeks of physical therapy and an MRI to go and hopefully we will have a definite diagnosis on this thing. It's keeping me in a fibro flare!! #fibromyalgia#fibromyalgiawarrior#ouch
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I spend a lot of time bed resting. I get up, do some chores, then back in bed. Get up again, try to be a awesome mommy, and then back in bed. Some days are much better than others. But if I do too much in one day, I'm fucked for the next day. I have chronic pain, and it has taught me how to be super grateful for everything. But it has also taught me to listen to my body.
I used to be a super busy, hard working, member of society, and then my body had other plans. I over stressed, didn't eat well, never slept, always going... Now I'm just really grateful to be alive.
Over the years I have been on every medication on the market. I always thought, you get sick /go to the doctor /get pills /go back to normal... Well all of those pills almost killed me and I was still in pain! I took the medications for about 7 years, and I have been off for almost 3 now.
I decided to make this Instagram to tell my story. But I am really surprised by the amount of feedback for my body hair positivity! I have had some amazing opportunities pop into my vibration that I never saw coming! I am taking it day by day, making some plans, and enjoying the ride while it lasts.
Thank you all for joining me on this new journey!
BTW, I have over 100 message requests that I'm not replying to. Feel free to comment on my posts, but for now I'm not replying to any DMs unless you want to collaborate. Thanks!
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📚 aprendo compartilho para multiplicar conhecimento 📚
📍 A hérnia de disco lombar é uma condição ortopédica muito frequente que afeta os discos intervertebrais da coluna vertebral. Eles funcionam como verdadeiros amortecedores entre as vértebras e a hérnia discal extrusa, isso ocorre no momento em que seu anulo fibroso se rompe, permitindo que o conteúdo gelatinoso interno, chamado de núcleo pulposo, extravase por entre as fibras do anel externo e migre para o espaço onde se encontram as raízes nervosas. 📍Isso faz com que haja uma compressão sobre as mesmas, que atravessam o espaço intervertebral, causando assim os sintomas clínicos característicos do paciente portador de hérnia discal: eventual dor lombar, normalmente associada à irradiação para os membros inferiores (chamada de ciatalgia ou irritação do nervo ciático), diminuição de força muscular destes membros e formigamento nas pernas. 📍No caso da lesão, o paciente deve continuar com sua rotina de exercícios de alongamento e fortalecimento musculares para a região lombar e cadeia muscular posterior no limite de sua dor, além de tomar os devidos cuidados com o posicionamento de seu corpo para levantar qualquer peso a partir do solo (pés ligeiramente abertos e próximos ao peso, joelhos flexionados, costas retas, e nunca levantar um peso maior do que sua capacidade de fazê-lo obedecendo esta postura). 📍Ingressar em um programa de fortalecimento muscular, com ênfase para as regiões lombar e abdominal (CORE) é uma ótima ideia, além de sessões de fisioterapia para a melhora da dor e do condicionamento muscular. Outra recomendação é alternar a corrida com atividades aeróbicas, como natação ou “deep running”, para a manutenção do condicionamento cardiovascular e permitir um descanso para as estruturas músculo-esqueléticas paralelas à coluna, que recebem uma carga de peso significativa com a prática da corrida.
Dr. José Marques Neto
Yesterday, I learned the deep ache within my rib/back/heart area is nerve damage from when I had shingles last spring!
The three doctors I spoke with all apologized that, because I am already taking a high dosage of the medication they would typically give to help alleviate this pain (to manage #fibromyalgia), there is nothing more to do.
One dr suggested I stay as active as possible and find hobbies I enjoy to distract my mind from the pain...
Two things immediately came to mind... photography and singing at the piano.
But, I’ll be honest... I’ve cried a lot at the thought of dealing with this pain indefinitely.
And today, I’ve slept so much, exhausted from hurting.
Yet, in my suffering, I have found a deeper fellowship with Jesus + felt the power of your prayers... THANK YOU!
In this valley, I will trust Him, even though I don’t understand.
Results from my 72 Hour Fast
I completed my fast late last night and got sick after eating (even though it was a good portion size) so I’m feeling more bloated today than yesterday morning for starters.
I am proud of myself for accomplishing this fast but I’m not proud of how far back I reversed in such a short period of time (6th-13th). That isn’t me pushing out or arching my back. I didn’t go completely off the grid of keto but I had more cheat meals than ever and I was horribly bloated. I really allowed something or someone to get to me that much. I’ve always used food as comfort. Like any other addiction, drugs, alcohol, gambling, smoking and so on. They all serve their purpose in the moment. That might offend drug addicts because I do realize their addiction may seem worse or more life threatening in many cases but food addiction is horrible as well. Binge eating/emotional eating can cause irreversible damage inside and out.
Anyways so I’m back up on the scale this morning. I didn’t quite make it back to my lowest but I did take over 10 pounds off of water and more. Again next time I do a fast I won’t be ending it in the evening because it does effect the results by morning.
So this is just me being real and venting but back to the positive side of things. I went 3 days without food to prove to myself that I could do it and to cleanse. All I can do now is move forward. I’m still down over 50 lbs! Thank god!
Back to the gym and strict keto today. 💪😊💜