How could I forget: It’s been one month post-op!
What an emotion roller coaster it has been.
Between nerve pain, heel pain, a depleting emotional (and physical 😂) state, working from home, going absolutely stir crazy 🤪, a left leg that has slowly withered away, endless trips to the pharmacy, quite a few depressing (and sometimes urgent) doctor’s office visits, being transported like an item every and anywhere I would have normally taken myself, lengthy (and exhausting!) journeys on crutches, referring to my #KneeRover as a “God-send”, and daily sink-showers —> to art in the park, endless #NetflixAndChill, meeting milestones (such as a healed incision, which has become my pride and joy 💕), cherished moments with family and friends, compassion from absolute strangers, extra help when I need it the most, daily pep-talks, home-cooked meals, care packages, newly-defined ideals of self-worth/esteem, hopefulness, new friends (who are also part of the 2% club 👍🏻), a sacred waterproof mammoth-boot cover, adventures across the country, doing activities I thought I no longer could, and an excuse to go shopping for clothing items that fit over a boot/cast... WHAT A MONTH!
Thank you, EVERYONE, for all of your encouragement, love, and support! ❤️ One down, many to go!
Today I came home from a week hospitalized in a psychiatric facility after a severe panic attack/episode. I’ve been dealing with crippling anxiety for years with seemingly no progress despite my attempts at therapy and medication. Now I realize that I wish I had been hospitalized years ago. In one week, I have learned more coping skills and strategies to deal with my mental illnesses than I have in all those years of therapy. Tonight something happened that would have normally caused me to have a panic attack, and I felt it beginning, but, for the first time I can remember, I was able to get out of it without Xanax. I am set up to start intensive outpatient therapy this week and I am beyond excited to continue making progress and heal. I also met the kindest, funniest, most genuine people in my unit, and I truly enjoyed every minute with them. I am eternally thankful to have had this experience and opportunity to focus on my mental illness. I’ve been saying since January that 2018 is the year I’m going to get healthy, and I still believe that (despite the slow progress). This is my year. The future is looking hopeful. 💜🏩 #recovery#survivor#mentalhealth#mentalillness#mentalhealthawareness#anxiety#therapy#mentalhealthmatters
A week ago I was in the emergency room with some of the most excruciating pain in my ribs, shoulder and back. Today, I climbed over 5,000 feet to the stop of a nearly 12,000 foot mountain... the human body..is...incredible. I’m continually amazed by what my body can do, but I also treat it with the respect it deserves. How did I turn around in a week and climb a mountain? The top supplements, incredible physical therapy, and some much needed rest from the gym. The supplements I used for my fast recovery were:
🔹High dose fish oil from @usanainc (the best of the best)
🔹Advanced immune support from @orendawellness 🔹Joint supplement from @usana.usa 🔹All my usual vitamins, prenatal, calcium, magnesium
I truly believe that in combination with the PT, these made all the difference. If you have an acute injury or serious sickness, you need to take nutritional supplements in excess of what you normally do, even if your normal is none. It will greatly enhance your recovery. DM me for more info!
That moment when your in the middle of the Jamaican jungle starring down a 300ft slide and The instructor is not paying attention because he’s on the phone with his ting... and I’m trying to figure out how fast can I humanly propel myself so I can reach maximum speed without falling off the side... No big deal. 😂🤣
“If you have one true friend, you have more than your share.”
I am so damn lucky to have more than my share. With my roads being rough the last few months, she’s always there supporting me. Through all my highs, she’s the first one to cheer me on. She believes in my dreams, and I am beyond thankful that she helps me make them a reality 💫
My work area tonight in my nanny family’s house 😂 Snack is some more Macaroons and a Caramel Coffee 😊 I’m thinking about challenging myself to getting a 4th meal tonight, which would likely be some form of McDonalds since it’s on my way home. Take a vote in my story please!