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Stuck on a bus in Xmas traffic and rush hour that was already 30+ minutes late. UGH
I can't expect a single person to understand me, but I've truly had enough. My soul is beyond tired of this fight and all the other fights created internally that follow! I just wanna give up! I want it all to end!!! I want some badly to awake in a dream where I feel nothing at all! I just want my body and mind at peace!! Real peace! #spoonie #spoonieproblems
I cried today when I found out I’ve accidentally been eating gluten regularly 😢 • I don’t have an intolerance to gluten, therefore I don’t get any instant/obvious reaction to eating it. • I avoid gluten because of my autoimmune low thyroid. Because of this reason (rather than an intolerance) if I eat even a tiny bit of gluten I might as well eat it all the time. • I’ve found it incredibly challenging to cut out gluten. Not whilst at home, but for eating out/going to weddings etc I am very aware of constantly missing out, being able to eat things simply because they’re what I can have rather than what I want to have. I’ve even had to leave dinner with friends @coyamayfair once because there was so little I could eat I had to go home to have dinner. All of this I’ve found really, really tough, stressful & upsetting. So to find out I’ve gone through all of that the last few months for no reason at all, I’m totally gutted 💔 • So so many of you have told me over the months how you find my positive attitude so inspiring, which I really cannot get my head around. But the reality (as you’ll see on my story) is that I’m most definitely not always positive, & something as ‘trivial’ as eating gluten (which in the grand scheme of life & all the serious battles & terrible things people face is nothing) is enough to seriously upset me. • So if you feel like I’m always happy & always positive, the reality is I’m not! I try my best but sometimes everything gets a bit too much for me. • I’m overwhelmed with all the kind words & messages of support I’ve been sent about this already in response to my story. They all mean more than any of you could ever know. Thank you. ♥️ • 📸: @truly_natural_photography • Day 3 of #jollysplits 🙏🏼 • Hosts: @eatflowlive @yogileonie @ninas_yoga @audreymichelle.fit @sakshiguptayoga • Sponsors: @dulariyoga @gems_of_a_gypsy @malaprayer @sipwellness @kore.body @sleehcom @liforme - - - - - #glutenfree #holistichealth #chronicillness #autoimmune #hypothyroidism #hashimotos #spoonie #flexible #flexibility #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #strongnotskinny #yogachallenge #yogalife #yogagirl #yogaeverywhere #yogini #yogapose #practiceandalliscoming #yogajourney
Had my #disability hearing today. Lawyer is confident that medical records speak for themselves and my testimony was awesome. Results in 4-6 months. #ssdi #spoonie #disabled
When uve got very little money untill pay day and ur having to resort to the only food uve got left...porridge and froozen raspberries mmmm #food #foodporn #foodofinstagram #foodie #instafood #wheresthemoneyat #payday #justsittingherewaiting #money #moneywhatmoney #nofood #emptyfridge #porridge #raspberries #gastroparesis #poorlytummy #tummyproblems #spoonie #spoonieproblems #yum #healthy #itssomething
When uve got very little money untill pay day and ur having to resort to the only food uve got left...porridge and froozen raspberries mmmm #food #foodporn #foodofinstagram #foodie #instafood #wheresthemoneyat #payday #justsittingherewaiting #money #moneywhatmoney #nofood #emptyfridge #porridge #raspberries #gastroparesis #poorlytummy #tummyproblems #spoonie #spoonieproblems #yum #healthy #itssomething
**Addisons Disease Awareness** I have to take a tiny pill just to get out of bed every single day. Everyday is a complete struggle but I am trying not allow this disease control who I am not. I am not this rare complex unique illness. I am not sensitive.. I can no longer accept high stressful situations both physical & mental. Please stop trying to kill me. #imgoingintohiding #notgonnatrynomore #thisismybattle #somepeopledontcare #addisonsdisease #spoonie #videooftheday #headaches #mybody #bodypositive #mylifmatters #mylifeisntabusiness #beatitude #doomedareontheirown #chronicallyill
My day ! Trying to snap out of this funk! If old and new issues ar getting you down, refocus!and #smileanyways #shipping #ebay life #resellers #resellersnapback #reseller #work #advent #chronicillnesswarrior #fibromyalgia #spoonie
I might be sick but I still managed to throw together a pretty delicious chicken noodle soup for lunch (and probably dinner because my appetite is like 😝) . . Details 👉 chopped and sauteed 3 big carrots and some onion, added in 1 piece of leftover baked chicken breast, 1 quart of a good store bought chicken stock, spiced it up with ginger, turmeric, salt and pepper, added some @eatbanza chickpea pasta and parsley. 30 minutes! Easy and so delicious and comforting 😋 #semihomemade #chickennoodlesoup #lunch #thrivingonwellness
Account link in my bio for y’all to ask questions since I got 50+ votes for putting my sarahah in my bio so ask questions or put comments whatever you need to do. - - #sarahah #dailyjuvenilearthritisblog #juvenilearthritis #juvenilerheumatoidarthritis #juvenilepsoriaticarthritis #spoonie #chronicillness #invisibleillness
Lyme Symptoms and A One Month of Treatment Summary ⠀ (link in my profile) .⠀ ⠀ A few days ago I came across an older video that never made it to my YouTube channel because it was hidden and stored away on my iCloud drive⠀ ⠀ Although I recorded this in July 2016 I think it is still relevant and a really sobering reminder of how real this illness is⠀ ⠀ Finding this and a few other older videos was a bit overwhelming for me. You never realize how sick you are until you sit back and reflect on it - especially when you've caught it on camera. I had a hard time watching a few of these⠀ ⠀ #lyme #lymediseaseawareness #lymesdisease #invisibleillness #lymediagnosis #borrelia #babesia #bartonella #spoonie #cfs #fibromyalgia #lymetreatment #lymediseasetreatment #lymewarrior #lymedontkillmyvibe #chronicillness #coinfections #chroniclymedisease #chronicdisease #chroniclyme #lymesdisease #lymes #latestagelyme #borreliosis #lymeawarness #neuroborreliosis #nervoussystem #lymelife
Two Kardashian memes in a row whoop whoop #meme #memes #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie
first day of not having to read/write/grade/answer emails so it’s time for messing around on snapchat
I’m pretty sure that if I saw this, five years ago. I wouldn’t believe it. It’s a dream come true. What are some of your dreams that you’re working towards? I’d love to hear about them. 👇🏻
🛫 So psyched to just now find out that we are not leaving for Michigan Thursday morning, but tomorrow morning! 🎄 Mitten kittens here we come! 💖👐😁 Photo by @howigethigh 🔥 ⠀P.S. I took the weekend off of social media and it was really nice 🐇🌿⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ♡ #legalizehealing#butterflytokes #thekushqueens #girlswhoroll #munchiesoverhangovers #joints #stonersunite #ganjaqueen #kusharmy #cannabiscommunity #endocannabinoidsystem #cannabinoids #spoonie #spoonielife #medicalmarijuana #cannabispatient #hightimes #productivestoner #medicalcannabis #420 #keepitchronic #cannabissaves #bongbeauties #weedsaves #cannabisadvocate #spooniestoner #highsociety #ganjagirls
Kale is a nutritionally packed leafy vegetable that contains incredible healing and rejuvenating properties. Kale is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, chlorophyll, amino acids, vitamins A, C, E, K, B-complex and minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper, and potassium. Kale is an anti-cancer powerhouse and contains phytochemicals such as glucosinolates that help protect the body from breast, colon, prostate, ovarian, and bladder cancer. These glucosinolates are also known to detox the body on genetic level and have the ability to literally transform your body and health. Kale also contains an exceptionally high amount of antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids which are essential for protecting the body from degenerative diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, prostatitis, osteoporosis, and neurological disorders. Kale contains an organic sulfur which has potent antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties that work to boost to the immune system and provide significant benefits for chronic inflammation and oxidative stress seen in conditions such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic sinusitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, COPD, and irritable bowel disease. Kale also contains isothiocyanates which have been shown to help protect the stomach from H. Pylori bacteria. Kale is part of the Brassica vegetable family which is known to mildly stimulate the liver and other tissues and organs out of stagnancy. Purple kale is a mild, sweeter variety of kale that is a delicious and beautiful addition to any meal. Purple kale is excellent to add to your green juice, wraps, salad, or steamed vegetables.
#legsupthewallpose in bed 💕 Christmas is so 😴 & I really need to get some energy back as it’s my birthday in three days & I’m going to lunch with my bestie & I haven’t been out to lunch with her in at least a year 😳 so please body, just give me a break, pretty please, because I want to go out & play 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 . . . #yogamum #yogamom #yogachallenge #igyogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #health #fitness #instafitness #igyoga #instayogis #igyogacommunity #yogaforhealth #namaste #peace #happiness #meditation #infj #me #cfs #mecfs #mecfsrecovery #chronicfatiguesyndrome #spoonie #yogi #yogini #yogauk #yogajourney
I’ve been really ill with a cold that turned to stomach ‘flu over the weekend. I’ve not been able to take any medication since Friday morning so pain levels are through the roof too 🙄 Megan was nursing me with cuddles all weekend x ❤️🐶😍😘 #skybluecavaliers #cavalierkingcharlesspaniel #ckcs #cavaliersofinstagram #bulgingdisc #backpain #backpainsucks #lowerbackpain #chronicpain #chronicbackpain #chronicpainlife #chronicpainmeds #degenerativediscdisease #sciatica #sciaticapain #sciaticasucks #spoonie #spoonieblogger #spinepainwarrior http://www.spinepainwarrior.co.uk
Does anyone else have a love for herbal medicine/remedies? I've recently added Eleuthero, or Siberian Gensing as it's sometimes called, back into my morning protocol to try and help with the fatigue that started to creep back in. I took it out as it's suggested you take it in larger quantities than I can afford for full effect, but I've decided to trail it at a lower dose to see if it helps. Different bodies have different sensitivities, so when It comes to herbs what works for one doesn't always work for another (within the safe guidelines of course). I'm hoping this theory will work in my favour for this one! Plus positive action and all that 💁🏼‍♀️ It's recommended that you take this earlier in the day is it can have stimulating effects which could keep you wide awake if taken too close to bed time. Which would be kinda counter productive wouldn't it now... 🌚
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Everyone, meet Mabel. I got some new wheels this morning. Not the kind you imagine at 30 but hey 🤷🏻‍♀️ This morning has been full of mixed feelings. I had another neurologist appointment which brought mixed news. So as I go into Christmas and New Years I feel defeated after 4.5 years of this. God knows what's wrong. HE KNOWS WHATS UP!!! I KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG!! So Lord, grant me patience and perseverance as this season continues on. And I'm going to keep on fighting. I'm going to get stronger. Mabel is going to HELP not HINDER. And hopefully one day soon I can stick her in the closet for the next 40 years but until then she is of course one of my favorite colors and we even match!! 😉 #alissasfight #blameitonthelesions #invisibleillness #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #chronicfatigue #spoonie #spoonielife #butyoudontlooksick #newwheels #mobilityaid #matchymatchy
This will be the first year in 3 years of being ill where I genuinely don’t know how much I’m going to be able to join in at Christmas. This is breaking my heart as this is also probably the last year for a while that both sisters and babies will be down with us. I know I can’t change anything, I can’t magically make myself feel better ( god I wish I could!) so I just have to join in when I can, and come home when I’ve had enough. It’s just going to be so hard leaving them all, even if it’s just for a few hours! #myreality #myalgicencephalomyelitis #labrynthitis #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #chronicfatigue #chronicillness #millionsmissing #exhaustion #fatigue #butyoudontlooksick #spoonie #spoonielife
If you or someone you know struggles with a persistent health issues. You’re not alone. I’d love to be in contact with you. It can be a very isolating journey. One that many don’t understand. If you need a friend, or someone to talk to. I’d love to reach out to you. Send me a DM, I’d love to listen and pray for you.
Instead of pushing my self away, I feel like I'm finally growing into myself 🌱
This bear bin warranted a huff and some nervy avoidance when Dash first saw it. He overcame it really quickly though, and by the time my bf had the phone out & started filming, Dash was already walking around it. There was still some concern, so I didn't put too much pressure on him. We utilised the ping pong treat game as an easy way to keep attention, with lots of fun and zero stress. I also let him do his own thing if he blew me off, without redirection, to keep the atmosphere relaxed. #dogtraining #positivereinforcement #forcefreetraining #happydog #SDiT #assistancedog #servicedogintraining #dogwalk #photography #dogphotography #amateurphotography #amateurphotographer #spoonie #instadog #dogsofinstaworld #ukdogsofinsta #reactivedogsunite #dogfriendly
Excuse the weird hair situation buuuuttt, MY VOGMASK CAME IN TODAY!!!!! YAAAASSSS #vogmask #chronicillness #chronicallyill #chronicallysick #spoonielife #spoonie #spoontheory #selfie #spooniestrong #yeeesssss
I often feel like I'm hanging by a thread. At least if I'm a spider I know it's the strongest thread in the world and I don't have to worry that I'm going to fall which is awesome cuz that HURTS 🚶‍♀️👣🌎 #lorioutloud  #dailyritual #mylife #chronicpain #fatigue #hemochromatosis #ms #myjourney  #sickandtiredofbeingsickandtired  #changingmylife #workingonwellness #walkingaroundtheworld #mostprolificwalker #acheivingmygoalsonedayatatime #willpowerismyname #doingmybest #chronicillnesswarrior #spoonie
let's take a minute to talk about truth. i don't wanna belabor the fact that "social media doesn't accurately reflect reality." i won't waste your time talking about something we all already know. what i want to do is give you all a glimpse of truth — the not-so-glamorous behind-the-scenes footage of what's easy to perceive as a millennial girl galavanting around europe. • i'm an able-bodied passing individual. for the last 7 1/2 years, i've suffered from #chronicpain that resulted from a car accident. my reality is herniated discs, bulging discs, nerve damage, #fibromyalgia, #crps, muscle spasm, cold intolerance, and numbness/tingling in my hands, fingers, toes, feet, calves, and ankles. my reality is constant pain, depression, insomnia, and anxiety about doing the most basic of tasks. that's the truth. but there's more to it. • i'm a person who refuses to let her pain dictate who she is. it's a part of me— albeit a massive part. i persevere despite my pain. i do what i love despite my disability. i don't let it hold me back, but acknowledge my body, its limitations, and work through that. • here are some shots of me, sprawled on the floor stretching out the pain. unashamed, but still limited. opening up to strangers so that they understand, and can become true, instantaneous friends. • my travels look a lot like this. like crying in my hostel bed, frustrated that I can't make it to the museum, sight, hike, cultural attraction that i want so desperately to experience, because i know i won't be able to stand in line, walk the museum halls, to move the next day from pain and exhaustion. • but what you also don't see encapsulated in photos is the extreme reverence and gratitude at laughs and meals shared, sights seen, blocks walked, and stories heard. this is how i travel. slowly, honestly, aware of my body's limitations and grateful to all it allows me to do. • • • • • 📷 @basilvargas #traveler #travelersnotebook #passionpassport #traveling #travel #exploremore #traveleurope #exploretocreate #girlswhotravel #solotravel #backpacking #europetrip #europe_pics #traveldiaries #traveldiary #travelandleisure #travelmore #spoonie #spoonielife #crpsawareness #crpssucks
My life. My loves. My joy. My pack 🐾🖤
10 years ago I was diagnosed with an autoimmune illness. For 10 years I saw this illness as a complete waste of time, a waste of life. In reality it was a ten-year education course. Every person I know has dealt with pain on some level. Emotional, physical, mental, psychological, chronic...it’s all around us. My question is this.. Given the option and the means, what would you aspire to do with the time you have left here? Forget about what’s holding you back & shift your perspective for a second. Don’t waste this time. I aspire for you to see your pain as a unique gift, and actually look for a way to use it. Big or small. Develop yourself, your mind, your thoughts.. Because what YOU decide to do with the rest of YOUR life? I promise you, it will be significantly more meaningful, more profound, because of your pain❤️ #diseasefighter #chronicfatigue #neuropathy #sickchic #autoimmunedisease #donotquit #spoonie #spoiniestrong #habitchange #remission #chronicpain #inspiration #instagood #motivation #payitforward #lymedisease #sickfitlife #consistency #success #mentality #health #healing #transformation #fitness #wellness #purposefullife #passion #findyourgift