Goodness. Another round of meds.
Sometimes I feel like a fraud. I mean, I advocate for a healthy lifestyle but I openly share allll of my health issues. 🤔
Stick with me... Let’s run down the list. Diabetes, gastroparesis, chronic pain (Fibromyalgia diagnosis), adrenal fatigue, brain tumor, food sensitivities, sibo, candida and other GI issues. Oh and let’s just throw some depression and anxiety in there for fun. I’m sure I’ve left something out.
What I deal with on the daily is a lot of work but my life is fucking amazing. How/why? It’s a choice I’ve made and I continue to make that choice everyday. While my healthy lifestyle may not have prevented any of the issues I’ve had/have, I know it’s what’s kept me alive. Let me tell ya...I’ve wanted to give up on a life of sickness more times than I can count. Showing up for myself in small ways has created big positive changes in my health and quality of life.
The way that I choose to show up for my body everyday directly affects how my body shows up for me. I choose to take care of my body so my body will be able to spend years taking care of my baby girl!
Instead of a death sentence, I treat each issue as a learning experience. I learn not only about what works and what doesn’t, I learn a little more about perseverance and strength with each struggle. I don’t claim to have all the answers but I have learned a lot in my struggles. Maybe, just maybe I’ve helped somebody along the way.
So I’m going to happily finish this bottle of pills along with the supplements and special diet. I’m going to have faith that it will rid my body of this candida overgrowth and restore the good bacteria in my gut. I will continue to fight, continue to learn and continue to share! ❤️
Is it Christmas or just a fresh new site? 🎅 .
Did I ever take “glamour” shots with diabetes stuff before creating an Instagram? NO! But I love that in doing so I have started to find joy in a new placement and have started to enjoy rocking my diabetes gear. I’m still getting used to having my sites out in the open for all eyes to see! Sometimes I feel like saying “eyes are up here!” when I notice a person checking out my diabetes goodies. BUT it often it leads to a conversation about T1 and my diabetes management. .
Be proud of YOU today! Happy Tuesday ✌🏻 .
Tack för alla peppande kommentarer efter mitt förra inlägg! ❤️Som en del i min bearbetning för att förstå sjukdomen kommer ni ibland få lite uppdateringar på min nya resa som jag hoppas även kan inspirera andra som drabbas av diabetes och se att även om det ibland kan kännas mörkt så finns det ingen anledning att ge upp! 🙂 Idag testade jag hur kroppen och framförallt blodsockret påverkas av lite längre ansträngning och hur mina doseringar är anpassade efter just det. Planen är att jag ska återgå i tjänst den 27/9 så dags att pressa sig själv i lagom dos. Sedan årsskiftet förlorade jag nästan 20kg i muskler/fett så en längre promenad i snabb takt märks 😜! Men lite envishet och det enorma stöd jag fått är en enorm motivation. Och som @lostswede sa "Du har ju redan deffat så nu är det ju bara att börja bygga!" 😉🤔 #diabetes#diabetestyp1#diabetic#diabeticlife#vägentillbaka#framåt#blodsocker#inspiration#stockholm#sverige
I went to an old former workplace today - I started my time there a little over 16 years ago when I was a 20 year old baby, and I haven't worked there in over 11... I ran into a few of my favorite coworkers, one whom hadn't seen me in years, and she was just gobsmacked (and gushing, because she's the sweetest little lady EVER) that I look exactly the same and when I said something sassy, she remarked that I am just the same as I ever was... and it alarmed me a little how quick I was to correct her and say "oh no, I have grown, I have evolved, I am no longer anyone's doormat, and if the shit this place - customers, contractors and coworkers alike - put me through then were to happen now, there would be a lot more hurt feelings out there courtesy of ME." And she was just stunned. And so proud, she got tears in her eyes and she was just so blown away by how I found my voice, my confidence, my self esteem, and my sense of self worth. The two of them were A L W A Y S trying to instill my sense of self worth, they were ALWAYS trying to coax my confidence out of me.
And I don't mean to sound rude or self righteous, but there were MANY, many years where I just did not stand up for myself; I tolerated mental and emotional abuse, and it was often my coworkers who stood up for me and got hell raisers on their way.
So it's freakin' empowering to see how I have grown!
I don't love that there was a period in my life where I felt it was causing conflict to stand up for myself... but it just means I can look back now and realize how truly far I have come - it inspires me, and I won't be going back to that shy, meek person who never was sure of her own worth.
Growth is freakin' radical as eff, feel me? 💕
She’s one of the very first friends I made when I moved to NYC... And a soul I am so fortunate to call my sister - a true angel that walked into - and still remains - in my life.😇 I am wishing you the happiest of birthdays @goldasaur!!🎂🎈 wishing I could be there to celebrate you and derp around town... Spoiling you with wine & macaroons & Cheetos🤪 I cant wait to get back to the city and hit the town to celebrate our lives, growth, and sisterhood! It’s so beautiful to look back at each year that passes and reflect on how far we have come - and look forward, excited about what’s coming!💫 I LOVE YOU SIS💞 I hope your day and year ahead is filled with so much adventure, love, laughter, and experiences.🌎✨ #SoulSister#BirthdayGirl#VirgoBabies