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๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฆ„ #fairytalefriday ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฆ„ this #princess has been #fighting some #crazy #health battles lately ... so I thought this #art was fitting ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜… โ™ก๐Ÿ’– What health issues do you guys face? Are you pretty healthy? A #spoonie ? โ™ก๐Ÿ’– TY for looking / liking / commenting / following โ™กโ™ก #disney #waltdisneyworld #wdw #buildaladder #photography #disneyprincess #cinderella #cinderellascastle #fairytale #hair #longhair #kawaii #lolita #invisibleillness #zebrastrong #unicorn #unicornstrong #thespoonielife #thespooniesisterhood #chronicillnessfighter #dream #magickingdom #pixiedust ย โ™กโ™ก lots of love & virtual hugs
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What do people think of these? Had my first one recently and it didn't taste very nice for me. Have asked to be prescribed a juice version of this high calorie drink instead. Any suggestions? ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿ”ธ ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿ”ธ #gastroparesiswarrior #gastroparesis #gastro #intestinaldysmotility #invisibleillness #gerd #gord #reflux #oesophagealdysmotility #chronicillness #chronicillnessfighter #spoonielife #spoonie #ensure #hiatushernia #buildup #drinks #calorieintake #calories #weightgain #vanilla #gitract #nausea #pain #stomach #guthealth #gut
My first Copaxone shot completed. It stung and burned for a bit, that's all. I survived. ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ #copaxone #copaxonejunkie #copaxone40 #copaxoneyoubitchbetterbeworking #copaxoneinjection #injections #injectables #msfatigue #msnerd #mswontstopme #msisdumb #mssucks #mswarrior #msdiva #msfighter #msstrong #msfighters #mslady #msisbs #multiplesclerosis #multiplesclerosiswarriors #multiplesclerosisstrong #multiplesclerosiswontstopme #multiplesclerosisfighter #multiplesclerosismeds ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿšซ #chronicillness #chronicillnessfighter #chronicillnesswarrior #spoonie #spoonies
I couldn't ask for anything better, snuggles with my baby girl ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ We just need daddy home from work ๐Ÿ˜˜ #newborn #postpartum #baby #love #girlmom #invisibleillness #fighter #chronicillnessfighter #autoimmunedisease #outofspoons #butyoudontlooksick #nomorespoons #beyou #beyourself #mctd #gastroparesis #spoonie #spoonielife
Freedom from pain is possible with ketamine infusions, even when you have fibromyalgia. Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box. ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ”น In a case report, a 61 yo female with fibromyalgia had relief of pain after undergoing a 5 day infusion of ketamine along with a booster 2 weeks later. Now check thisโ€ฆher pain relief lasted for more than a year! (check out reference below) ๐Ÿ”น According to the case report, this woman had undergone multiple radiofrequency ablations to the nerves of her back and was on several meds (Lyrica, Celebrex, Fentanyl, etc). She had tried everything! ๐Ÿ”น She took a chance and got a treatment, that is outside of the box of current fibromyalgia and pain treatment! ๐Ÿ”น Now we wish we could insure every patient be cured of their FM and pain. But why wouldn't you give something new a try...especially if your only remaining options are invasive or just doing more of the same? ๐Ÿ”น Are you ready to take a leap? - - - - - Reference: Hanna AF, Smith AJ. "Case Report: Intravenous Ketamine Produces Long-Term Pain Relief in a Patient with Fibromyalgia". Fibromyalgia: Open Access 2016, 1:1. - ๐Ÿ“ธ by Sebastian Voortman @sebastianvoortman from Pexels - - - - - - - #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiaawareness #fibromyalgiaisreal #fibromyalgiabrave #fibromyalgiafighter #fibromyalgiafriends #fibromyalgiapain #chronicillnessfighter #chronicpainwarrior #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #chronicfatiguewarrior #chronicexhaustion #exhausted #chronicheadaches #dailyheadaches #headaches #livinginpain #chronicillnessawareness #ketamineinfusions #ketaminetherapy #ketaminetreatment #ketaminefordepression #ketamineforptsd #ketamineforcrps #ketamineforanxiety #resetketamine
Part 2/6 Welcome back! Reading this post means you are serious about changing your chronic illness life and willing to build it for the better. For every good business plan, setting a foundation is crucial. However, itโ€™s not just businesses and sports that need strong game plans - your life needs one too. Think about this, if you have a goal, donโ€™t you need a plan to achieve it? What steps must you take and how do you keep yourself accountable? To move your life away from working a traditional job where you canโ€™t take care of yourself on your bossโ€™s schedule or feel ridiculed by coworkers for fatigue that they canโ€™t understand, you need to plan for a strong foundation. What compromises a foundation? -A solid morning routine that you do no matter how bad you feel (get back in bed after it!). -Long term goals with short term achievements (an automated, low input, high value business in the long term, put together in manageable steps such as Week 1: Build Website. Week 2: Market Research Week 3: Update Website Week 4: Run Ads Week 5: Work with clients/send out products). -An abundance and wealth driven mindset. -Self Forgiveness when your body needs to rest, refresh, and relax. -Strong preventative self care routine that you maintain because YOU CAN when you work for yourself! -A solid nighttime routine that you do no matter how bad or good you feel (you get to lay in bed/sleep right after!) So now that we know what is in a strong foundationโ€ฆ what is the plan? Simply put, the plan is to gradually create this daily schedule and carry it out mindlessly throughout the day so that you can focus on the important things: health and entrepreneurship. I recommend starting by looking at your current routines, seeing what is consistent and what is inconsistent, reflect on why you do things the way you do them now, and then implement the routines you want. Today start a new nighttime routine. Next week, update your morning routine. Sometimes its as easy as getting up on time.
Aw Lola out for walkies with her dog walker. My dog is therapy, she gives me company & cuddles on days I'm stuck in feeling crappy ๐Ÿค— is always excited to see me โค & is the only one who listens to me in this house ๐Ÿ˜‚ #pettherapy #therapydog #dogtherapy #therapypet #dogsarefamily #dogsofinstagram #instadog #yorkie #yorkiesofinstagram #yorkieoftheday #yorkiegram #yorkiemodel #yorkiesofficial #yorkiesarethebest #instayorkie #itsadogslife #chronicillnessfighter #fibrowarrior
Hi hello, sorry Iโ€™ve been MIA the past week. Iโ€™ve kinda been a mess mentally and just needed to take a small break. I got to spend time with my closest friends today and that was great and I love them all a lot.... but I find that lately whenever I do something social I feel like hell after bc Iโ€™m just afraid itโ€™s not going to last and I just feel horrible medically bc itโ€™s a lot. Things have been going downhill medically lately and Iโ€™m just so worried and starting to spiral down. I pride myself on always staying positive and being present but lately itโ€™s been really hard for me. This is me saying that even though I try to be positive and have a positive outlook on life being chronically ill, doesnโ€™t mean I donโ€™t have bad times. You arenโ€™t alone. Thanks for reading all that if you did. ๐Ÿ’› #chronicillnessfighter
Hereโ€™s a picture of my dog wearing a diaper. She hates it so much lol. Iโ€™m so bored. Today Iโ€™ve been shifting my thoughts to thinking about moving and everything I have to do or need to get for the move. Havenโ€™t had too much anxiety today. But I know itโ€™ll make its way back around soon. #depression #depressed #depressionsucks #anxiety #sad #medicine #chronicillness #spoonie #spoonielife #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicillnesslife #chronicillnesssucks #chronicillnessfighter #chronicillnesssupport #depressionrecovery #anxietysupport #depressionsupport #depressionfighter #nausea #nauseous #mentalhealth #invisibleillness #anxietysufferer #quetiapine #escitalopram #zonisamide #seroquel #lexapro #celecoxib #dogdiaper
5/9โ € ...Fear of failure, fear of giving up sweet, fear of needles and fear of losing loved ones. Exactly 6 months later God took back my most loved person, my phupo. After a long time, I realized every single thing I feared has come true but it wasnโ€™t a matter of life and death. I am still alive and lively in the same conditions, while facing all the fears. It wasnโ€™t long when I realized my lifeโ€™s mantra โ€œEither you face your fear coming true or you conquer itโ€. โ € โ € Big picture @whirlingdervesh โ € Complete story #derveshstories
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๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ me all the time. Trying to talk to me sometimes is like playing a decipher challenge
This is so me ๐Ÿ˜‚
๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฐ #womancrushwednesday ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ’ what is this ?! A beautiful princess ( TY @sugarbunnies379 ) from not so far away reminded me that this is only a chapter in my story and that the absolute best way to get a down cherry berry happy again is to get her creative ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒˆโœ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘ญ so #thankyou #bestfriend for reminding me that #creativity can pull us out of any situation & into any world that we fancy ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿฆ„ it shall reign as my profile pic ๐Ÿ“ฏ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ’ #art #artisfun #create #imagine #besties #bestfriends #bunny #cherry #princesses #princess #fairy #cute #cutegirls #kawaii #kawaiilife #invisibleillness #zebrastrong #unicornstrong #thespoontheory #thespoonielife #thespooniesisterhood #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicillnessfighter #buildaladder #havecourage #bekind
Oh my lordy!!! This is intense today... possibly the worse I've EVER experienced it. Why does the summer always exacerbate this for me ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ซ Forget walking, even lying down and sitting I'm in agony with literally every sensation going... stabbing pains, tingling, burning, throbbing ๐Ÿ˜‘ #badflare #flareup #fibromyalgiawarrior #fibromyalgiafighter #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiaawareness #fibro #fibrofighter #fibrowarrior #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #chronicillness #chronicillnessawareness #chronicillnessfighter #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #fibrolife #fightingpain #chronicfatigue #cfs #chronicfatiguesyndrome #chronicfatiguefighter #fibroflare
I have several pictures that have been taken over the many years of dealing with my chronic illness. This one is right before a surgery, and is also one of several. The one thing I want to tell you is this. I always try to take a picture to post of me smiling because I know in my hear Gods got this! He has from the beginning with me and I believe he has for all my chronic illness warriors out there. I try to always make sure my husband or anyone I am with sees me smiling because my faith is steong but Our God is stronger! #ourGodisgreater #chronicillnessblogger #spoonielife #spoonieproblems #chronicillness #chronicillnessawareness #spooniewarrior #chronicillnessfighter #chronicpain #chronicillnesslife #chronicles #chronicallyill #smiles #atrialseptaldefect #autoimmunedisease #faith #cross #believe #amen #lord #christianity #butyoudontlooksick #jesuslovesyou #pain #worship #praisehimthroughthestorm # #holy #smileoftheday #godisgood #trust
Quick and easy snack. Alpro yogurt, granola and berries! Yum! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅฃ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒž. . . I like to sit in the garden when Iโ€™m having a bad day, this had been a horrible flare, itโ€™s been four days since Iโ€™ve come out of hospital and today I managed to wash my hair! ๐Ÿ™„but now I need to rest so Netflixโ€™s it is! โœŒ๏ธโœŒ๏ธโœŒ๏ธ
Started #packing up a box of things. Itโ€™s a start. I donโ€™t have the energy to do much since I still donโ€™t have an appetite. Iโ€™ve been eating crackers & cheese & a banana everyday. Itโ€™s better than nothing. I have moved 5 times in the past 4 years & this will make it 6. Crazy. But packing does however shift my thoughts to other things for a little while which is good. #depression #depressed #depressionsucks #anxiety #sad #medicine #chronicillness #spoonie #spoonielife #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicillnesslife #chronicillnesssucks #chronicillnessfighter #chronicillnesssupport #depressionrecovery #depressionwarrior #depressionsupport #depressionfighter #nausea #nauseous #mentalhealth #invisibleillness #anxietysupport #anxietyrecovery #moving #quetiapine #escitalopram #seroquel #lexapro
Okay, so after not even being able to keep any fluids down the past two days, we called a doctor out last night to see if they could do something as the dehydration was setting in. She ended up coming quite late so I was already exhausted, and when she suggested ondanzetron I had to tell her that we already had that and it wasn't working. She ended up giving me an injection to help stop the vomiting so I could get some water and electrolytes down. I managed a few sips and some sleep through the night. I have some more tablets of the injection stuff, so hopefully that will help me keep drinking today. Basically it's just a virus, so could last a bit longer, but because of my immune system, my body really isn't liking it. โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #spoonielife #spoonies #spooniestrong #spooniesisters #chronicillnesses #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicillnesslife #chronicillnessfighter #chronicpainsucks #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #chronicpainsyndrome #chronicfatiguesyndrome #chronicfatigue
โœ #arttherapy โœ so while this wasn't guided by a licensed therapist it was #therapeutic for me. Luckily, we have found medicine that makes it easier for me to be on here but I still need to be careful. #iloveyou all very much ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿฆ„ this little zebra-corn will hopefully see you more soon lol TY for looking / liking / commenting / following โ™กโ™กโ™ก #invisibleillness #zebra #zebrastrong #unicorn #unicornstrong #thespoontheory #thespoonielife #thespooniechronicles #thespooniesisterhood #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #chroniclife #chronicillnessawareness #chronicillnessfighter #chronicillnesssucks #buildaladder #seizures #art #create #dream #expressyourself ~โ™ก~ #havecourage & #bekind
THIS ๐Ÿ–ค #chronicillnessfighter
Tired - doesn't quite cut it!! I had a hospital appointment today for some xrays and it's totally taken everything out of me... pain is at peak, fatigue is at peak, I've the headache from hell and I feel so nauseous ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿคข Today has taken so much out of me but I can't help feeling it was a waste of time and I'll be told the all too familiar "everything is normal" response when everything clearly isn't ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘ #fibromyalgiawarrior #fibromyalgiafighter #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiaawareness #fibro #fibrofighter #fibrowarrior #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #chronicillness #chronicillnessawareness #chronicillnessfighter #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #fibrolife #fightingpain #chronicfatigue #cfs #chronicfatiguesyndrome #chronicfatiguefighter #whocanrelate
I am sooo beyond grateful to be able to be a stay at home mom ๐Ÿ’œ I absolutely love being able to snuggle my baby girl when she needs me and being able to watch her change every single day ๐Ÿ˜ So thankful to my hardworking hubby for making it possible and always taking care of his girls ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜˜ I sure am lucky ๐Ÿ€ #newborn #postpartum #baby #love #girlmom #invisibleillness #fighter #chronicillnessfighter #autoimmunedisease #outofspoons #butyoudontlooksick #nomorespoons #beyou #beyourself #mctd #gastroparesis #spoonie #spoonielife
"Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet." - Bob Marley. โœจ๐ŸŒง๏ธโ˜” ** What a VIEW!! ๐Ÿ’œ The sky was SUPER pink/purple last night while I headed home from an event (more on that later today). Loving that Bob Marley quote cause it's my goal for each day.๐Ÿ‘ ** I want to be MORE aware and MORE engaged with my surroundings! (Aka mindful!) I wanna enjoy even simple things like a lovely sky, because with chronic illness, life is pretty unpredictable. ** I need to find pleasure when I can, where I can and how I can. I can't always push myself to do big, epic activities so it's important to embrace seemingly mundane things like waiting for a ride home. Or eating a good meal, having a meaningful conversation or hearing a cool song. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต ** Some of my favourite memories are extremely simple. For example, I'm fascinated with that feeling I had as a kid of holding an ice cream sundae at McDonald's. I could feel the cold ice cream and hot chocolate sauce all at once...it was so comforting. ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿ’–
Feel tired all day, then unable to sleep at night. Just another #chronicillness issue ๐Ÿ˜ด Could be worse though I guess..! How many others have this? ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿ”ธ ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿ”ธ #chronicillnessfighter #gastro #gastroparesiswarrior #gastroparesis #invisibleillness #chronic #fighter #insomnia #tired #spoonielife #spoonie #stomach #stomachpain #health #guthealth #sleep #hiatushernia #gerd #gord #intestinaldysmotility #dysmotility #nausea #enoughisenough #justkeepswimming #nevergiveup
Welcome to our 6 part Instagram Series! In the next posts, I will be revealing the first steps I recommend taking to get over your victim mindset - the mindset that complains about your chronic illness, shows animosity towards your employer, and leaves you stressed about making ends meet in addition to your pain. Iโ€™ve been dealing with Sjogrenโ€™s Syndrome since 2014 and only feel new symptoms as time goes on. I realized I couldnโ€™t finish college and put it on hold. I worked part time at three different places trying to make full time, but my body would not allow it. Thatโ€™s when I came across Entrepreneurship. I didnโ€™t understand it at first. I thought you had to work all the time and pitch huge, life changing products that required thousands of dollar to launch. But no. We live in an information driven economy. This means people spend less time doing the work and more time monitoring the work being done. Technology makes us more efficient in quantity, quality, and time. Businesses are learning that physical products and brick & mortar stores have puny margins compared to information technology (like software and websites). Hence the current growth in blogs, influencer marketing, coaching, app developing, affiliate marketing, etc. Trust me, youโ€™ve already seen and probably participate in these new business models: Amazon, exercise apps, the Kardashians and Jenners, Pokemon Go, Dollar Shave Clubโ€ฆ Entrepreneurs who havenโ€™t entered the market are now working to make these businesses more efficient to run by becoming content creators, guidance and accountability coaches, traffic building managers, social media mangers, and more. Now let me tell you how we, chronically ill individuals, are perfect for this kind of work. For the same amount of time at a job - 4 or 5 days a week and 8 hours each day (throughout the day, not all at once!) - we can be self-employed from the comfort of our bed or when we have energy. In the next 5 posts, I will cover foundation building, expectations, picking an ambition, and getting the ball rolling. Thank you and Stay tuned!
Did you do it for the Gram? I obviously did not๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‰ Today's goals: Work Out. Eat Well. Drink Water. Be Proud!! . Today is Day 1 of a new Challenge Group! I couldn't help but think how my goals for this Challenge Group are so different than they would have been 5yrs ago. Yes, I still want to get in shape so I can rock a bikini๐Ÿ‘™ and feel good about it! I mean, who doesn't! ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ But that is no longer my main goal. Long gone are the days of eating 5 Gorditas & Chalupas๐ŸŒฎ (yup! Ok maybe it was 5 total๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‰) or super sizing it because you could! That was before we knew..... or cared to know๐Ÿ˜ Now, living with chronic invisible illnesses that I never thought I'd have to worry about until I was 100(yes, 100๐Ÿ˜€) or even knew existed. My main focus is being healthy. Not just myself, my entire family๐Ÿค— . It shouldn't feel like work or like a punishment. It should make you feel amazing! Make you happy by making great choices and being the healthiest version of you! Should make you proud you've decided your health and well-being comes first!! It no longer becomes 'a job', it becomes a lifestyle. One you won't want to give up๐Ÿ’œ And then, comes the bikinis๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™!!!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ Don't be skeered! It is worth it! . #fitnessjourney #healthylifestyle #healthjourney #healthyfamily #beachbody #doitforyou #doitforthegram #shareyourjourney #liift4 #athome #beachbodyondemand #challengegroup #accountanility #joinme #sweatyselfie #crossfitgoals #womenwholift #makeyourselfproud #fitmomgoals #chronicillnessfighter #suckitlyme #getfit #putinthework
The face of someone who's spent all day cleaning up dog vomit, and doing a fair bit of it herself in between. I thought to start with it was just me reacting to Luna's mess, but she's long since stopped and I'm still going, so think I've caught a bug. Not fun, especially with a sore wisdom teeth mouth. โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #spoonielife #spoonies #spooniestrong #spooniesisters #chronicillnesses #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicillnesslife #chronicillnessfighter #chronicpainsucks #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #chronicpainsyndrome #chronicfatiguesyndrome #chronicfatigue
Itโ€™s been 5 days since surgery and I feel horrible... the post op pain is pretty rough. So Iโ€™ve been resting + watching Disney movies + working on out Disney trip plans ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— thanks again for all the love and well wishes #chronicillnessfighter #spoonie
Today's attempt at food: white bread without crusts (because #gastroparesis fighters know we can have difficulties with crusts) & half a can of soup ๐Ÿต๐Ÿž Fingers crossed for this attempt ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ”ธ ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿ”ธ #gastroparesiswarrior #gastroparesisawareness #stomach #chronicillness #chronicillnessfighter #health #guthealth #gut #hiatushernia #gerd #gord #invisibleillness #intestinaldysmotility #spoonie #spoonielife #food #soup #bread #heinz #nocrust #lunch #liquidfood #gastro #gastrointestinal #issues #fighter #nevergiveup
25.12.15 my first day meeting my new mama at just 8 weeks old - Mini Maltese x Yorkie size = palm of small hand ;) I became her special companion puppy. I already love her so much and follow her everywhere. Get to know me! These are a few of my favourite things:๐Ÿพ - Cuddles with my human - Belly rubs - Sunshine - Snuggly jackets - Hiding under blankets - Chewing on my toys - Napping - Napping in the sunshine - And more cuddles #meantobetogether #companionpuppy #inthelifeofpradacandy #chronicillness #ausblogger #puppyblog #aussiepuppy #invisibleillnessawareness #chronicillnessfighter #fibromyalgia #favouritethings
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