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So yesterday I was getting extreme pain at my picc insertion site and areas around it. Today it had dulled (probably from the mass amount of tylenol and ice). After calling my old home health nurse she confirmed it kind of sounded like another blood clot. I wanted to just go to an urgent Care but no urgent Care will GI near a picc line. After work i changed into some pj's and headed to the ER. They were so so understanding. I kept apologizing because I felt like I was over reacting. When I took my sleeve off it was noticeably puffy. One ultra sound later the doc came in and said "you're clear to keep this picc line". I tuned out after that. The nurse came back and reexplained everything. They found a evidence of a clot that looked fairly "fresh". They did A quick xray to double check it hadn't made its way into my lungs. Thankfully, it looks like my body actually had its 💩 together and dissolved about 85% of the clot on its own. We will redo the ultra sound on Friday but I'm in the clear! I'm happy I went in. I feel more confident knowing there is no major issues. I'm thankful for great nurses and doctors who want nothing but the best for their patients. That's Chronic Illness for you. It's an unpredictable little devil.
In case anyone needed this message today.. Never forget how strong you are.. never forget how far you’ve come. You’re a survivor. 💙💪🏼 Quote and picture by @healing.your.heart • • • • #EncourageOthers#spoonie #chroniclife #spoonielife #celebratelife #spoonies #dysautonomia #ehlersdanlossyndrome #eds #prolactinoma #PCOS #chronicovercomer #hope #inspire #POTS #disability #disabled #choosejoy #spoonie #cfs #myelgicencephalomyelitis #ME #pwme #vsco #writersofinstagram #metoo
Wow, what an amazing day!! I just gave a speech to 50+ high school students, undergraduate coaches and medical students about my experience as a chronically ill patient and all that I have learned. The UCI Summer PreMed Program proved to be an amazing outlet for me to share my new and profound love for public speaking. Nothing is better than having others tell you that you have inspired them. My batteries feel recharged, my soul feels enlightened and I am in awe of the impact that I have on others. VIDEO LINK IN MY BIO • • • • • #maraspotsirl #chronicillness #invisibleillnesses #chronicallyill #chronicallyactive #pots #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #chronicovercomer #asthma #ainteasybeingwheezy #ivsaline #portacath #invisibleillnessawareness #futuredoctor #futurephysician #premed #publicspeaking #ucisummerpremed #advocacy #patientadvocacy
When you see all your hard work is paying off 😍 Yes, there’s things we need to work on, but I’m just so proud of her!! 💕 I had her in a down, inside (while I ran outside) and the other dog ran in barking and Bella held her down and didn’t let out a single bark! All while I wasn’t there!! Very, very proud 💜 . . . #tbi #tbiawareness #braininjury #chronicpain #alldayeveryday #pushon #fighter #chronicovercomer #chronicwarrior #servicedogintraining #respectthevest #servicedog #helperdog #sdit #mygirl #blackdog #dogswithjobs #dogsthatwork #workingdog #workingline #workinglineGSD #bettertogether #germanshepherd #blackgermanshepherd #gsd #TYD #trustyourdog
💢💢💢 Please HELP! As you may know I really don’t like to ask for help and I have been holding off. Things have gone done hill. I have been in and out of the hospital because I can not afford my medication, this is the second time my insurance has given me difficulties and I am trying very hard just to make ends meet. Life has thrown a lot at me and I am just praying for a miracle. I hate asking for help but I know I need it, if you can spare anything please help if you can. I love you guys and want to continue vlogging as my source of income but since I can’t afford my medication because of my disability I may have to now sell my birthday gift camera that was ordered before we knew this was happening, to get some meds but even that would only be a little and not last long. Without my medication I can die from my seizures. I have already gone into status three times since the beginning of this month causing more brain damage. Please help if you can. I’m scared and trying to remember that fear is a liar, God always has his hand in it. I’ve been leaning on the Lord and praying I will get through this too. God bless you. Link to go fund me in the Bio.❤️❤️❤️ UPDATE: Please let me know if you have donated, I’ve gotten so many people already helping and I really would love to say thank you personally to you! Please Please DM me! #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar
Back from the hospital and resting. I cannot tell you how thankful I am to have this feeding tube out! My body has breathed a sigh of relief after suffering with incredible pain for 4 months and the site never healing. Now to heal the hole in my stomach! Keep fighting. Keep moving forward. #bebrave #bestrong #chronicovercomer #livelifetothefullest #keepmovingforward #chronicillness #invisibleillness #eds #ehlersdanlos #ehlersdanlossyndrome #dysautonomia #pots #myastheniagravis #chronicwarrior #spoonie #spoonielife #zebrastrong #psoriaticarthritis #youdontlooksick #gastroparesis #mastcellactivationsyndrome #mcad #mastcelldisorder #notgoingdownwithoutafight
Mon, 18/06/2018 ¦ ° Weehoo is my body being friendly to me 😅 pulled a muscle in my neck, have pins and needles in my legs, a sprained ankle from walking too much(??) and overall pain so! Taking my painkillers and relaxing as much as possible. This week will be my second appointment with the cfs psych and next week finally the physio so lets hope it will all work out. Trying not to have my hopes too high just in case.. ° ° #cfs #chronicovercomer #chronicfatiguesyndrome #chronicpain #cfsme #mecfs #me #myalgicencephalomyelitis #spoonies #spoonie #recovery #tiredgirl #invisibleillness #sick #mentalhealth #timeforunrest #unrest #millionsmissing #ibs #brainfog #wherethetiredgirlsare #keepmovingforward
❤️🏆💪🏼 Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful daddy’s out there that selflessly give to their kiddo’s. I’m thankful for my dad who was a single father for 16 yrs of my childhood, my uncles, my grandpa’s and Garrett who is a amazing daddy, but most importantly I am thankful for our Heavenly Father who will never abandon nor forsake us and will not let us down. No matter how amazing your earthly father or father figure could be they are human and can let you down. Our God will not. Keep in mind that today is also a day that can be full of pain instead of happiness. Look how cute these three are. It was a wonderful day together. This shirt was such a cool gift from Kayden, it’s from a Mathew West Song. #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar
Great weekend with my little helper ☺️ She tasked very well this weekend and I’m very proud of her. 💜 She also made a new friend who we will start going on walks with every morning! I’m one happy Mama! 💕 . . . #tbi #tbiawareness #braininjury #chronicpain #alldayeveryday #pushon #fighter #chronicovercomer #chronicwarrior #servicedogintraining #respectthevest #servicedog #helperdog #sdit #mygirl #blackdog #dogswithjobs #dogsthatwork #workingdog #workingline #workinglineGSD #bettertogether #germanshepherd #blackgermanshepherd #gsd #TYD #trustyourdog
There is a difference between adjusting to my illness and adjusting my illness. Last night a friend and I went to a Parmalee concert. 😍 It was a very last minute decision but I really wanted to go. So I made the choice and went. Yes, I have a chronic illness that is rooted in to every part of my life. I can't just forget it exists for a night. I bolused extra benadryl and ate before I left so I wouldn't risk a reaction from food. When a band wasn't on stage I had to sit and drink a bottle of water so I didn't pass out, I watched my HR the whole time and sat down again when I needed. I bought baby wipes in so every time someone spilled their drink on me I could wipe it off before I reacted to it (super allergic to rum). I had a blast. And would 100% do it again. I'm resting today but that was expected. I have a chronic illness. It's not going to stop me from doing things I love. But my chronic illness isn't going to just stop either. Chronic illness or not... Life goes on.
We couldn’t stay long because my body & heart couldn’t tolerate the heat, but every accomplishment matters, no matter how small they might seem. This was a huge accomplishment for me, and I’m so thankful that I was able to go and enjoy the fresh air! • • • #EncourageOthers#spoonie #chroniclife #spoonielife #celebratelife #spoonies #dysautonomia #ehlersdanlossyndrome #eds #prolactinoma #PCOS #chronicovercomer #hope #inspire #POTS #disability #disabled #choosejoy #spoonie #cfs #myelgicencephalomyelitis #ME #pwme #vsco #writersofinstagram #metoo
☀️🐕👍🏼 Beat the heat. Looking back at pictures. Today was extremely hard. I pushed to try and choose joy all day, even through seizures, blood, panic attacks, bruises and pain. I’m not sure who won but I’m exhausted and off to bed for a year. Been trying to edit my new Vlog, the start of my new journey with this amazing birthday present vlogging camera but life has just thrown me curve balls at all turns. We will get there thanks for your patients. Night. #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar
Pink cheeks, dark circles, and a truck-load of head pressure. All signs that my body is putting in overtime fighting for me. But here’s the problem... my body doesn’t function like most. When a person’s body is working to rid you of an infection or virus, your adrenal glands produce extra cortisol to help you out. Since my adrenals produce little to no cortisol, if I get sick, I have to adjust my dose of steroids accordingly to help my body fight. . In addition to compensating for my lack of adrenal function, I also have to keep careful tabs on my lungs. A ‘simple’ sinus infection can easily set off an asthma flare which can last weeks. . This is one of my least favorite aspects of chronic illness. The constant guessing game of how best to treat certain ailments and how to prevent a cascade of flares from my other conditions. Not my idea of fun. . Here’s to the many sinus rinses and mugs of chicken broth to come this week. 🤧 . . . #strengthtomakeitthrough #neverstopfighting #chronicovercomer #sinusinfection #adrenalinsufficiency #chickensoup
You know what makes a good day? When your brother fly’s up to surprise you for the weekend! My brother lives down south in Florida so we don’t get to see him often. This was a great surprise and will be a great weekend ☺️💜 . . . #tbi #tbiawareness #braininjury #chronicpain #alldayeveryday #pushon #fighter #chronicovercomer #chronicwarrior #servicedogintraining #respectthevest #servicedog #helperdog #sdit #mygirl #blackdog #dogswithjobs #dogsthatwork #workingdog #workingline #workinglineGSD #bettertogether #germanshepherd #blackgermanshepherd #gsd #TYD #trustyourdog
Fri, 15/06/2018 ¦ ° I am not (able to) taking the rest I need and I blame it on me being nervous for next Wednesday when I finally see the physiotherapist 🎉 I will definitely take it more easy this weekend and upcoming week, my head is getting more calm and organised instead of my thoughts being all over the place. I am slowely figuring out a diet that fits to me and my IBS problems which is good. One step at the time! ° ° #cfs #chronicovercomer #chronicfatiguesyndrome #chronicpain #cfsme #mecfs #me #myalgicencephalomyelitis #spoonies #spoonie #recovery #tiredgirl #invisibleillness #sick #mentalhealth #timeforunrest #unrest #millionsmissing #ibs #brainfog #wherethetiredgirlsare #keepmovingforward
~ Day 165 of 365.| A bowl of problems and an hot chocolate for me, thanks. #picoftheday #staymotivated #badass #kissmysass #hardwork #chronicovercomer
Best comment of the day: “you’ve got such a great helper there.” ☺️ I may be biased, but I really do!!! If you saw my story, you know we had grad school orientation today. I was super nervous. BUT this little baby killed it! She did awesome 😎 we haven’t done any significantly long downs in a while, but Bella did 4+ hours like a champ (we did have a potty break and a stretch break). Really proud of my kiddo 😘 and how far we’ve come as a team 💕 . . P.S. Bella’s new vest came today and I’m in love 😍 . . . #tbi #tbiawareness #braininjury #chronicpain #alldayeveryday #pushon #fighter #chronicovercomer #chronicwarrior #servicedogintraining #respectthevest #servicedog #helperdog #sdit #mygirl #blackdog #dogswithjobs #dogsthatwork #workingdog #workingline #workinglineGSD #bettertogether #germanshepherd #blackgermanshepherd #gsd #TYD #trustyourdog
Today started off okay but hasn’t ended that way. I got back from acupuncture feeling tired so I slept for a few hours on and off and since waking up I have been having some neurocardiogenic symptoms. Because of that, it’s been another day when I needed to get stuff done but couldn’t because I’m not feeling well 😞 #lifewithchronicillness #neurocardiogenicsyncope #spoonie #anxiety #fibromyalgia #depression #jointhypermobilitysyndrome #spoonielife #invisibleillness #chronicpain #fibrofighter #chronicillness #feelingrough #chronicfatigue #fibromyalgiawarrior #chronicovercomer
👍🏼🐕❤️ Had a wonderful birthday dinner with my friends the Dale’s tonight. So thankful I felt good enough to go and that I could be out of the hospital to celebrate my birthday with people I love. God is good! Colt loved saying hi, it’s been a while since Life has been so crazy for us all. Smart Crutches for the win! @smartcrutchusa Feeling extremely exhausted from all the excitement, too much fun and E words apparently haha 😎 Thank you for all you guys do and all you are. Love ya. If you do not already know The Dale Tribe check out their YouTube channel, best family Vloggers out there, so encouraging and Life living. #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar
Bella loves training sessions that involve the @chuckitfetchgames ! What’s your dogs favorite reward during training sessions? It’s also important to note that she messes up at one point and that’s ok! She’s not a robot! The important thing is she has fun and learns to do the right thing! 💕 . . . #tbi #tbiawareness #braininjury #chronicpain #alldayeveryday #pushon #fighter #chronicovercomer #chronicwarrior #servicedogintraining #respectthevest #servicedog #helperdog #sdit #mygirl #blackdog #dogswithjobs #dogsthatwork #workingdog #workingline #workinglineGSD #bettertogether #germanshepherd #blackgermanshepherd #gsd #TYD #trustyourdog
🐾💔😭 When I got home from the hospital after being in coma from too many seizures I found Bear having non stop seizures from his pancreas cancer that causes the blood sugar to drop and seizures because of that. This was something our vet told us would happen so long ago, but I still didn’t feel prepared. It was so hard to come home all emotional and than deal with this. Colt and I got to say goodbye, he waited till I was holding him. Sorry I didn’t update you about him for all the people who have kept asking, thanks for caring about my sweet boy. He is gone and there is nothing my vet nor myself could have done, I’m glad the medication made him comfortable. He was such a fighter. Now he is in Jesus’s arms. Love you Bear. Thank you Tami @shortnsassi12 for making this for me. #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar
Gypsy looks how I feel! I had a busy day with lots of walking and my day isn’t done yet. I will for sure be getting an early night and I can’t wait to be able to lie down and not think about what jobs I need to do next! 😴 #exhausted #pooped #busyday #fatigue #anxiety #depression #fibromyalgia #neurocardiogenicsyncope #jointhypermobilitysyndrome #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #chronicpain #dysautonomia #fibrofighter #chronicfatigue #spoonielife #fibromyalgiawarrior #lifewithchronicillness #chronicovercomer
Out of all my chronic illnesses, gastroparesis is the hardest to fight. These last 7 months have been extremely hard on me. I've never suffered so much and I've been through a lot! It has been traumatic, difficult, exhausting, soul sapping, and discouraging. It is going to take me a while to get myself together and back to some semblance of me when this feeding tube gets out on Monday. I have a lot to work through and fight against to do that. My body has been through so much and I still have to fight everyday as there is no cure for gastroparesis. I'm tired. I'm in agony. But I have hope that it will get better. Keep fighting. Keep moving forward. #bebrave #bestrong #chronicovercomer #livelifetothefullest #keepmovingforward #chronicillness #invisibleillness #eds #ehlersdanlos #ehlersdanlossyndrome #dysautonomia #pots #myastheniagravis #chronicwarrior #spoonie #spoonielife #zebrastrong #psoriaticarthritis #youdontlooksick #gastroparesis #mastcellactivationsyndrome #mcad #mastcelldisorder #notgoingdownwithoutafight #tubie #feedingtube
Today was filled with lots of training for Ms. Bella Rose! She even fell asleep with her head up while we were at Lowe’s 😂 Needless to say we took a break after that! We got a lot of compliments today with how well trained Bella is, including when she wasn’t marked as a service dog. To me that means so much. It’s the best compliment anyone could ever give us 💜 . . . #tbi #tbiawareness #braininjury #chronicpain #alldayeveryday #pushon #fighter #chronicovercomer #chronicwarrior #servicedogintraining #respectthevest #servicedog #helperdog #sdit #mygirl #blackdog #dogswithjobs #dogsthatwork #workingdog #workingline #workinglineGSD #bettertogether #germanshepherd #blackgermanshepherd #gsd #TYD #trustyourdog
Latergram from yesterday. I started dance again last night (ballet) and had to go straight from work. Had a little dinner of pb&j on wheat bread, fresh veggies and fruit, and lots of water. I'm very sore today, but it was great to be in a studio and dancing again ❤ #spoonielife #chronicovercomer #eds #dinner #flexibledieting #weightwatchers #dance #ballet #fitness #nutrition #healthy #healthyeating
❤️💥🐕Need Your HELP! I love how hard he pushes the button with his nose he basically pushes so hard he is pushing himself off the wall lol 😆 cracks me up. Hay I need yours guys help, lately I feel like I have been sucked into a sink hole of pain, seizures and depression, I have loved the days I have been out of the hospital and I am so grateful for them but I find myself smiling when I don’t feel like it, this is not a unusual thing but normally I can turn myself around and point out enough positives to make it more real and the smile comes more naturally despite it all. You all know very well I don’t fake happy and perfect all the time so no that’s not what I am doing but I do choose joy over anything no matter how much pain I am in, no matter what I am going though I really try to choose joy. I’m really feeling no drive to right now and I want to so bad, I really don’t know if I am explaining this properly but please if you can share some uplifting things below, maybe it will help anyone who reads them not just me. Love you all. Thanks for all you do, cheering you on today no matter what your day is good or bad. #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar
Although I like the sunshine, I hate the bugs that come with it and with my heat intolerance, summer can be a right pain in my ass! But, it’s nice ☀️#summer #hotweather ☀️ #anxiety #depression #fibromyalgia #neurocardiogenicsyncope #jointhypermobilitysyndrome #chronicillness #spoonie #chronicpain #fibrofighter #chronicfatigue #invisibleillness #fibromyalgiawarrior #dysautonomia #chronicovercomer
🐾💦🐕 He is so watchful when I am in the pool, so I will work my way up to swimming again but for now I just sit in there and cool off. It was awesome to be able to do that for my birthday. Colt is trained to rescue swim, he is the life guard on duty for me lol if your curious to see videos it’s on his channel (link in bio) #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar
I don’t know if I can continue watching The Duff, it is cringing me out so much! 🤢😂 Also, Robbie Amell is another example of a hot guy who is totally unreachable movie/tv star 😂 #cringedout #theduff #feelingawkward #anxiety #depression #fibromyalgia #jointhypermobilitysyndrome #neurocardiogenicsyncope #lifewithchronicillness #invisibleillness #fibrofighter #spoonielife #chronicovercomer #fibromyalgiawarrior #spoonie #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #dysautonomia #chronicillness
Sat, 09/06/2018 ¦ ° It's been a lil while since my last post, I am struggling with a lot of pain and stress and I have been finding it difficult to focus on things like writing out a message on here. I will finally be seeing a physiotherapist on the 27th and I'm really hoping something will get out of that 🤞🏻for now, more rest and more relaxing. Take care 💛 ° ° #cfs #chronicovercomer #chronicfatiguesyndrome #chronicpain #cfsme #mecfs #me #myalgicencephalomyelitis #spoonies #spoonie #recovery #tiredgirl #invisibleillness #sick #mentalhealth #timeforunrest #unrest #millionsmissing #ibs #brainfog #wherethetiredgirlsare
After seeing the nephrologist this week and receiving yet another new diagnosis, this quote came to my mind. . It’s overwhelming when you have to start new treatments, especially when you already have such complicated medical maintenance. But what’s more is that you can feel like, “well, if only we had figured this out before, then x,y, and z.” . It’s easy to fall into that ‘if only’ mindset, but the fact is, I couldn’t have done anything differently to prevent the kidney stones and other related issues with the information we had at the time. After more extensive testing, I was diagnosed with distal Renal Tubular Acidosis (dRTA). Now that we have that information, we can start treating it appropriately. . So, just because you have the information that you know would have made a difference in the past, it is not beneficial to perseverate on what could have been. Work with what you know now so that you can feel better and do better in the future. . . . #strengthtomakeitthrough #chronicovercomer #neverstopfighting #renaltubularacidosis #selfcompassion
So my dad, with the help of me and my brothers built an outdoor cat house for the cats we do not have 😂 we have visitors in the form of cats whom we feed and fuss and so built them an outdoor house 🏠 #cats #notmycat #cathouse #diy #anxiety #depression #jointhypermobilitysyndrome #neurocardiogenicsyncope #fibromyalgia #lifewithchronicillness #fibromyalgiawarrior #chronicpain #spoonielife #invisibleillness #fibrofighter #chronicfatigue #fibromyalgiawarrior #spoonie #chronicillness #dysautonomia #chronicovercomer
🎁❤️🐾 So happy to be out of the hospital for my birthday. If you want to see the Vlog from when I was intubated in a coma it’s on Colt’s YouTube channel now (link in bio) It’s already been a great day of fun. Garrett woke me up with breakfast and a movie and now we are getting ready to go to lunch with my parents at Indian food. Fun fact my birthday is the same as Johnny Depp’s and Michael J Fox, two of my favorite actors. Happy birthday to anyone who’s birthday it is today. #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar
🎁🐕😄 So happy to be home and enjoying the sun. Had a great time singing with @beckquita123 today when I got home, we did a LIVE to celebrate, go check it out. I was intubated recently so it was very hard to sing, but it’s good for me to exercise my vocal cords last time I was intubated I got nodules near my vocal cords and it led to me not being able to successfully sing for a long while and it was a hard blow to take. I’m blessed to be out for my birthday tomorrow but let’s be honest it’s more of a birthday week. We plan to go to Indian food tomorrow with my parents and Garrett says he has a huge present for me and I kinda know what it is, I’m so excited and you guys will be too. On Wednesday I will be having dinner with my friends the Dale’s so it’s just gonna be a super busy birthday extravaganza😍 I also came back to a ton of mail from you all thank you very much for all the birthday gifts to Colt and letters and cards. Your all so sweet, video will be up soon. #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar
Today we are celebrating my graduation. When I think back to when I started college I remember the dark place I was in. Throughout college I struggled mentally and physically. There were countless times where I wanted to quit, but I didn’t. Fast forward 5 years later and I graduated. Graduating college is a huge deal. Graduating college with a TBI, a disability, and a service dog and as a first generation college student is even bigger. I’m really proud of myself and that’s not something I say lightly. I’m really glad to have had Bella this past school year. Next up, grad school! See you in the fall Hopkins! 💙 . . . #tbi #tbiawareness #braininjury #chronicpain #alldayeveryday #pushon #fighter #chronicovercomer #chronicwarrior #servicedogintraining #respectthevest #servicedog #helperdog #sdit #mygirl #blackdog #dogswithjobs #dogsthatwork #workingdog #workingline #workinglineGSD #bettertogether #germanshepherd #blackgermanshepherd #gsd #TYD #trustyourdog
Ready for my echo! It was too early but it was really cool to get to see inside my heart! #chronicovercomer #echocardiogram #dowhatyouthinkyoucantdo
Feeling grateful that I have been able to exercise over the past two days. I had to take a break from exercising this past week due to a POTS and GI flare, but I’m happy to say I think I’ve turned a corner. . One thing I love about the nutrition program I’m following is that exercise is extra credit. It is NOT required! I truly believe that exercise is so good for building strength, elevating mood, and so much more. However, I really love that there’s a program now that teaches you all about how to lose and or maintain your weight without exercise. . This means that you can see progress even if you are unable to exercise. That’s a big win in my book! . . . #strengthtomakeitthrough #neverstopfighting #2bmindset #chronicovercomer #ehlersdanlossyndrome #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #adrenalinsufficiency #renaltubularacidosis
👋🏥🎉♿️ Hopefully leaving soon just in time for my birthday! Thankful for life and all the people around me who help. Thankful to God for helping me get through this with his reckless, unconditional love❤️ Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me You have been so, so good to me Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me You have been so, so kind to me Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God! #ServiceDog #TBI #TraumaticBrainInjury #Fighter #IChooseJoy #YouTuber #Vlogger #TheLordIsMyStrength #IChooseJesus #Seizures #Survivor #HeroDog #RawFedDog #Blessed #DoNotDistractServiceDogs #Hypoglycemic #ChronicOvercomer #ICanDoAllThingsThroughChrist #HeIsGreaterThanI #ServiceDogColt #RealLifeDory #JustKeepSwimming #TrickDog #InvisibleDisability #Spoonie #Syncope #StruckDownButNotDestroyed #TonicClonicSeizures #ChronicPain #FearIsALiar
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