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Please wish Emily a happy birthday! πŸ₯³ @empower_hart She is the founder of the EmPowerThePatients Foundation. Emily is the most selfless, witty, amazing, and lovely human ever. I truly adore her. She’s the definition of a fighter and an advocate. πŸ¦‹ She cares so deeply for our community. It’s rare to come across such a genuine person. We are all better because we met you. Thank you for enriching our lives. Love you! πŸ’œπŸ’— β™₯οΈπŸ¦„
Audrey

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Un{der}diagnosed By Lazzara is an awareness apparel line created to bring invisible illnesses to the global stage. 🌎 πŸŽ—Portion Of Proceeds Goes To Charities That Support Invisible Illnesses

https://lazzaraawareness.com

#lazzara #lazzaraeoe #EmPowerThePatients #happybirthday #nevergiveup #believeinyourself #believeinyourself #awareness #awarenessmonth #change #charity #thyroid #thyroidproblems #thyroidectomy #thyroid #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness

Well Hyperthyroid / Graves Warriors... I totally missed the boat on this one! I'm 3 weeks to the day after my TT because of this beast and cannot believe I didn't know this. Standby, I will have some good posts coming because this racey (haha get it? 🀦) thyroid disease changed me forever and inspired EmPOWERThePATIENTS! πŸ¦‹πŸ’™πŸ’œ #Repost @amthyroidassn
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https://www.thyroid.org/hyperthyroidism/ #amthyroidassn #americanthyroidassociation
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#EmPOWERThePATIENTS #thyroidectomy #hyperthyroid #gravesdisease #thyroid #thyroiddisease #autoimmune #autoimmunedisease #warrior #hyperthyroidism #fighter #chronicillness #chronicallyill #invisibledisability #lazzara #invisibleillness #fibromyalgia #fibromomblog #motivation #dreambigbeunique #nonprofit #foundation

I'm not sure what was up with my lower back today during my cardio workout but,,,, "NOT cool lower back!!!"😱✌❀
#workout #cooldown #relax #exercise #grateful #holistic #tumeric #chill #zen #chronicillnesswarriors #empowerthepatients #butyoudontlooksick #video #videographer #videooftheday

This lady does amazing apparel and it brings awareness which I’m all for. I would love for you to check her out @lazzaraawarenessbrand #empowerthepatients #dreambigbeunique #fibromomblog

πŸ’œI have been tidying up my Website all todayπŸ’œ
"The Invisible" and "I Am Still Able" Acrostic Poems can now be found under the Category "Poems and Rhymes" They have all have been put into Alphabetical Order. There is also an Index at the start of each page so you can find the poems that relate to you quicker. If you would like a Poem made for you. Please DM or Email me. Any Feedback would be great also. Thank You and Happy Reading...😁
#dreambigbeunique #empowerthepatients #fibromomblog #fibromomblog #learningdisabilities #disabilities #inclusion #poems #chronicpainfighter #expressingyourself #chronicfatigue #disabilitysports #fun #strong #strength #mantalk #womeshealth #menshealth #spoonies #warriorprincess #raisingawarness

FibroMomBlog now has apparel and accessories available for purchase. Click SHOP link on my website. Link in bio. #fibromomblog #empowerthepatients #dreambigbeunique #fibromyalgiaawareness #invisibleillnessawareness #apparel

Celiac Disease is absolutely a very REAL autoimmune disease. It’s alarming to me how many people still are skeptical of that fact. I’ve spoken to countless Celiacs about how they’ve been treated by others when they reveal that they cannot eat gluten. I’m writing this post because I’ve heard how much backlash they’ve received. People think they’re faking or that small amounts of gluten are okay.
Celiac Disease is systemic. So if we accidentally ingest gluten, we become very ill. For me, I can’t get out of bed without help, and I’m incoherent. My insides burn, I have stomach upset, dizziness, fatigue, I become pale, I get rashes, and much more. It’s a horrible state that I really can’t describe unless it’s happened to you but it’s an incredibly weak and painful state. I know generally healthy people can’t visualize what invisible illnesses look like, so I included this side by side photo of myself to show what happens to my stomach when I accidentally ingest gluten. My whole abdomen becomes swollen and my skin becomes pale. This is not a weight loss photo. This is my body after eating gluten accidentally. This isn’t a fad or a trend. This a real disease. This is real pain. This is real suffering.

The aftermath of gluten exposure can last weeks. If you’re a loved one of a Celiac, be their supporter and advocate.
I hope after reading this and seeing the picture that you’ll have a better perspective on what Celiacs are dealing with. Please support and love us. πŸ₯°πŸŽ— πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ¦„ Audrey
Follow Lazzara Awareness for new weekly designs. πŸŽ—
Un{der}diagnosed By Lazzara is an awareness apparel line created to bring invisible illnesses to the global stage. 🌎 πŸŽ—Portion Of Proceeds Goes To Charities That Support Invisible Illnesses

#lazzara #lazzaraeoe #spoonie #eosinophilicesophagitis #celiac #alpha1antitrypsindeficiency #pots #crohnsdisease #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #lupus #youdontlooksick #cysticfibrosis #hashimotos #rheumatoidarthritis #fatigue #raredisease #autoimmunewarrior #fibromyalgia #EmPowerThePatients #autoimmunedisease #cancer #invisibledisability #invisibleillnessawareness #invisibleillness #disability #cerebralpalsy #celiacdisease

Nothing makes me happier than when I have to get off the couch to open the door and see this waiting outside 😍😍😍 Thank you so much Dennis and Cee Cee. This was totally unnecessary but extremely appreciated β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ™ .
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#EmPOWERThePATIENTS #ediblearrangements #fruit #thyroidectomy #hashimotos #gravesdisease #thyroid #spoonie #warrior #healthyfood #awareness #glutenfree #butyoudontlooksick #thankful #motivation #invisibleillness #chronicillness #chronicallyill #lazzara #dreambigbeunique #fibromyalgia #fibromomblog #nonprofit #foundation

Created this tank top for this beautiful Cystic Fibrosis Warrior. @pinkpistl30 Hope you love it fellow lung Spoonie. πŸŽ—πŸ’œ
The awareness color for Cystic Fibrosis is purple. #KeepBreathing is meant to have multiple meanings. πŸ’ͺ
I also included another tank I created for all lung disease warriors. πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ¦„ Audrey
https://lazzaraawareness.com/product/womens-racerback-tank-cystic-fibrosis-keep-breathing/

Blurb for this month’s goal. πŸŽ—πŸ’œ
My mission is to spread awareness to every part of the world and I need everyone’s help. I would love to make a large donation by Thanksgiving to multiple invisible illnesses charities with everyone’s help. (Portion Of Proceeds Goes To Charities That Support Invisible Illnesses.) If you would like to become a brand ambassador, you will receive a custom discount code for yourself as well as your followers for 10 percent off. Please message me if interested. Also I’ll be doing more frequent posts for the next week or so to showcase new awareness apparel for the fundraising goal, so thank you in advance for your patience with the additional posts. πŸ’‹ πŸ’Œ Follow Lazzara Awareness for new weekly designs. πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—
Un{der}diagnosed By Lazzara is an awareness apparel line created to bring invisible illnesses to the global stage. 🌎 πŸŽ—Portion Of Proceeds Goes To Charities That Support Invisible Illnesses

https://lazzaraawareness.com

#lazzara #lazzaraeoe #spoonie #eosinophilicesophagitis #celiac #alpha1antitrypsindeficiency #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #lupus #youdontlooksick #cysticfibrosis #hashimotos #rheumatoidarthritis #fatigue #raredisease #autoimmunewarrior #fibromyalgia #EmPowerThePatients #autoimmunedisease #invisibledisability #invisibleillnessawareness #invisibleillness #disability #cerebralpalsy #cysticfibrosisawareness #cysticfibrosisfighter #cysticfibrosissucks #cysticfibrosiswarrior

In honor of my crazy little ❀️ Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) occurs when the leaflets of the mitral valve bulge (prolapse) into the heart's left upper chamber (left atrium) like a parachute during the heart's contraction.
Mitral (MY-trul) valve prolapse sometimes leads to blood leaking backward into the left atrium, a condition called mitral valve regurgitation.
Mitral valve prolapse symptoms can vary widely from one person to another. They tend to be mild and develop gradually, however can be brought out more severe in cases of autoimmune disease. Symptoms may include:

A racing or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)

Dizziness or lightheadedness

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, often when lying flat or during physical activity. People also describe when breathing in

Fatigue Chest pain that's not caused by a heart attack or coronary artery disease

And more... πŸŽ—οΈπŸŽ—οΈπŸŽ—οΈπŸŽ—οΈπŸŽ—οΈπŸŽ—οΈπŸŽ—οΈπŸŽ—οΈπŸŽ—οΈπŸŽ—οΈπŸŽ—οΈπŸŽ—οΈ
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#EmPOWERThePATIENTS #chronicallyill #invisibledisability
#autoimmunedisease #warrior #heartdisease #invisibleillness
#mitralvalveprolapse #pots #dreambigbeunique #fighter #thyroiddisease #gravesdisease #chronicillness #autoimmune
#cardiologist #cardiology
#spoonie #health #nonprofit #advocacy #advocate #medical #foundation #butyoudontlooksick

Please check out these lovely ladies (myself included) stories on dreambig-beunique.com. Thank you to Amy for bringing awareness to invisible illness! #dreambigbeunique #empowerthepatients

Kudos to @gigihadid for standing up for herself and speaking out on her diagnosis of Hashimotos. Let this be a lesson to all the young girls dealing with thyroid, health, appearance or any kind of of health issue or bullying, that even the beautiful people in the world deal with the same things too. You have to be comfortable in your own skin and know that beauty comes from within... I cannot stress this enough. Anyone who has the nerve to say something mean about a person with a health disorder or bully someone in general is actually the one with the real mental health issue, and this you must always remember. β€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ’œ
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#EmPOWERThePATIENTS #hashimotos #thyroid #hypothyroidism #warrior #autoimmunedisease #chronicallyill #invisibleillness #autoimmune #lazzara #butyoudontlooksick #gigihadid #mentalhealth #awareness #fightlikeagirl #endthestigma #empowerment #nonprofit #foundation #dreambigbeunique #anxiety #chronicillness #gravesdisease #thyroidectomy #relatable #health #fibromyalgia

πŸ‰...Todays Smoothie vibe...πŸ‰ I follow many instagram pages of support and facebook forums for advice. Today I came across a question asked by a #gravesdiseasewarrior on a facebook page...
"Who has ever attempted or contemplated suicide?!"
I was astonished at all the comments and stories from fellow #gravesdiseasefighters it broke my heart πŸ’”
#Suicide is a well known and leading cause of death for invisible illnesses world wide. I noticed a trend of similarities between every comment and story-
1. There wasn't enough #support or information.
2. Noone understands
3. We weren't supported enough by our doctors, friends and family.
4. I was made to feel inadequate.
There's are so many ways one can be made to feel inadequate. Most common "You don't look sick" "stop being dramatic" "I know someone who had it and they're nothing like you" "you're all good your strong enough"
And for some the #mental side of graves disease is much harder then the physical.
Without the fundamental support and love a person needs in trying times, can lead to #depression and #anxiety (if having an invisible illness wasn't enough)
I don't know how many times I've said through my journey ...We may have the same diagnosis but our journeys aren't the same...
We are lucky to live in an era where information is at our finger tips. Please before you speak and judge a book by its cover...open those pages, educate yourself and be open minded that in fact not every person diagnosed with #gravesdisease or #invisibleillnesses alike will carry the same #characteristics as the person next to them. Stop categorising every individual to be the same. It's annoying to think in this day and age that with all the technology available to research we are so close minded and #judgemental.
That very person you see to be strong every day may very well be shedding tears behind closed doors.
Be #mindful of the person whose journey is a rollercoaster at the best of times before you project your #uneducated opinion towards them, as those words may very be their last they hear.
Help raise awareness by supporting #EmpowerThePatients foundation to support Invisible Illnesses world wide
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