Emme Champagne

Emme Champagne @emmechamp

ยป Adventurer ยซ ๐ŸŒŽ ยป Barefoot Enthusiast ยซ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ ยป Yogi ยซ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ ยป Wild Child ยซ ๐Ÿ‘น ยป Sharing my raw journey back to wellness ยซ ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Such strange vibes this week & it's only Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜ซ Not negative; just eerie & off & uncomfortable & bizarre ๐Ÿ‘ฝ Trying to take a little mental break from the bizarre with a book & nutrients ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ . . . . . #strangevibes #tuesday #theeverydayadventure_ekc #medicalmedium #book #takeabreather #chronicillness #weirdvibes #isitfridayyet #findpeace #takeabreak
Hard day - in the life of an avid camera collector - deciding to part with some pieces ๐Ÿ˜ญ . . . . . #filmphotography #boxemup #antiquecamera #vintage #polaroid #kodak #argus #bellandhowell #shootfilm #filmisnotdead #cameracollector #collection
"Some women fear the fire, and some women simply become it" ๐Ÿ”ฅ // I am in my happy place, and totally made this fire with my own breath & two hands ๐ŸŒฒ
"The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind." ๐ŸŒž // The day took an unexpected turn but when I saw this is the only back-up shirt I had in the car, I knew it was going to be a-ok ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป . . . . . #theeverydayadventure_ekc #project365 #photoaday #tgif #unexpected #spoonie #chromenails #focusonthegoodstuff #superlovetess #health #wellness #tubie #findpeace #rollwithit
& for a split second, the sun broke free from the clouds on it's way down ๐ŸŒž
Drip, drip ๐Ÿ’ง// Getting back into this routine is much harder than expected ๐Ÿ˜’ I thought I was putting the IV pole away for good this time, but this is temporary & the tiny break was much appreciated ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
"Giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to; now, that is love" โฃ๏ธ . โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #theeverydayadventure_ekc #getoutside #adventure #quote #love #explore #shadow #project365 #project365_ekc #beach
I usually share pieces of my medical journey as a way to educate, advocate & generally be a part of the rare/chronic/invisible illness communities. As well as for myself; when given such a heavy burden, it's been my mission to prove that something positive can come out of it and since it's so engrained in my life, it's something I tend to document. โ€ข โ€ข I started writing this as a blog post but got too pissed to continue ๐Ÿ˜‚ There's just too much uncertainty at this point ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ โ€ข โ€ข When I thought things couldn't possibly get more complicated... // Last week, after my nutritionist decided my case is too complicated & referred me to someone else, my GI doc (who I refuse to go back to) decided to retract my diagnosis of gastroparesis (GP) - after months of no progress, no treatment, just pain & nutrition management ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Without the GP diagnosis that leaves me with Adult Failure to Thrive (AFTT), which, in a way, is more appropriate. The problem with AFTT is that it isn't technically a diagnosis, it's a leeway; it's basically the doctors way of saying "something is wrong here but we don't know what it is, or how to fix it, so here's a label while we try to figure it out" Since it isn't a diagnosis, it doesn't qualify for nutritional support; without nutritional support, I would have to rely on oral intake & that's dangerous territory right there ๐Ÿ˜ฌ โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #project365_ekc #project365 #raredisease #NORD #chronicillness #invisibleillness #community #spoonie #tubie #adultfailuretothrive #gastroparesis #health #wellness #nutrition #getoutside #barefootisbetter #theeverydayadventure_ekc
๐ŸŽถ Let me tell ya about my best friend ๐ŸŽถ // Post-picnic cloud watching โ›…๏ธ
Perks of working in EI & having a little house guest for a week ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป He's very excited about "Brody's table" & I'm excited to not have this guy climbing up the barstools ๐Ÿ˜‚ Don't worry Step One pals - the cube chairs will return ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
What does your evening routine look like? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Adding an antibiotic to evening flushes & line locks for a lovely infection ๐Ÿ’‰ The ice cream is not mine, I can only dream of eating a pint of ice cream but for now I'll have a lick & read my book ๐Ÿ“š Which by the way - has anyone read the Medical Medium? I am not an avid reader but this book is ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
"She wasn't born herself; she found herself over a long, treacherous road & the more treacherous the road became, the more of herself she found" ~ Atticus ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Best way to end a crazy day ๐ŸŒ€ โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #project365_ekc #project365 #toddler #play #trains #happyboy #letthembelittle #evening
My best cow (aka pup) gets to hang out with the fam ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜ โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #greatdane #bestpal #littlecow #fire #family #countrylife #roadtrip
I've driven 600+ miles over the past 72 hours, had some adventures & now I get to make some tricky decisions ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ’จ But somehow, I ended up just where I needed to be, for now ๐ŸŒ โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #theeverydayadventure_ekc #theeverydayadventure #project365_ekc #project365 #panorama #adventure #roadtrip #skyline #country #alliswellthatendswell
When your pal moves out, the best way to break in her new place is to bring the yard games inside โ›ˆ Happy housewarming, Em ๐Ÿ˜‚ โ€ข . . . . #project365 #theeverydayadventure #kanjam #glowinthedark #yardgames #housewarming #boomerang #justdancing #newhome
A couple hundred miles & only one picture to prove it, but plenty of memories ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป . . . . . #theeverydayadventure_ekc #roadtrip #project365_ekc #project365 #signs #thisway
"Emme, I dare you to climb down that ladder!" ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป // Old habits die hard, or they just take a hiatus & come back with a vengeance ๐Ÿ˜‚ . . . . . #urbanexploring #urbex #adventure #explore #barefootisbetter #barefoot #daredevil #noexcuses #ocean #oldhabitsdiehard #friday #tgif #partnerincrime #theeverydayadventure_ekc
Everybody is home & calm on this rainy Friday night so I found myself a comfy little reading nook with my new books ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Continuing my crazy, never ending journey through OT school & RCYT (children's yoga license) ๐Ÿ“š . . . . #project365_ekc #project365 #photoaday #books #read #study #education #occupationaltherapy #sensory #spd #rcyt #yoga #yogi #workworkwork #readingnook