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Let’s talk some #truth this Tuesday. I hope you take a second to read, bc this is a topic worth discussing ⬇️👇⬇️
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There are tons of weird things that happen to our bodies as T1Ds/ppl fighting #immunedisease /any type of #invisibleillness It’s not always something discussed in the mainstream media, regular #wellness circles, or even in our own specialists’ offices. This is very isolating and IMO prevents us from getting the care we need.
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Along with complications from our bodies waging civil wars, there are mental battles (like ED and #diabulimia for me), and not so glamorous conditions: like insulin-edema/ #lymphedema . And we need to talk more!
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You might be thinking like I did: WTF are those terms? What does that even mean? You mean there’s ANOTHER thing my body doesn’t do right?! Yep.
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I recently shared w/u my discomfort w gaining some weight after resuming better #diabetic care and my #insulinpump. Turns out, it’s not the whole story. A few yrs ago I started to get extremely painful swelling in my lower extremities, beginning with treatment of some other serious health issues. Over the years, it was intermittent but EXTREMELY PAINFUL (to the point I couldn’t walk, wear pants/shoes). After resuming insulin, this worsened to the point where it’s constant. I can start the day in one size pant and swell 5-15lbs/ be two sizes up.
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With a history with ED, this does nothing for my mental sanity. I can’t sleep (makes BG control even harder). I cant move w/o aggravating it (makes sticking to fitness programs almost impossible). For someone is used to being fit- it’s literal hell. I saw a vascular surgeon bc it just wasn’t weight- this was something more. My upper body pretty much stayed the same, except I can notice swelling on bad days- so what gives? Enter the lymphedema diagnosis.
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I’ll try to unpack it- my lymph nodes are pretty much destroyed or damaged enough from past surgeries/trauma it’s as if they’ve been removed. Your lymphatic system is responsible for draining your “lymph” fluid, which sits under the skin. When it can’t drain, it pools- causing what looks like lumpy swelling. NOT pretty, very painful (contd ⬇️)

When Food meets Fashion! 👩🏻‍🍳x👩🏻‍🎨 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
It’s a creative Thursday for us!
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While we are obsessing over clean eating, we didn’t realise how it managed to trickle down on to our (clean) choices in textiles.
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So on expérimentations during breakfast, we decided to bring the same creativity on to our illustrations!
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Notice how the colours on our plate match the colours on our paper? 🥑🍳🍅🌱
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We’re currently working on our Summer/Resort’18 line and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store! 🌼🌸
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Spending the evening writing in my office-Sure my office looks a lot like my bedroom, but hey, this is where the magic happens! Wait what? I'm talking about the magic of writing! Get your mind out of the gutter! #awriterslife #writing #girlwriter #writingcommunity #instagramwriters #oola #whatsyourstory #mystory #thepatchworkproject

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY!!!! It feels good for me to get my fingers back on my keyboard and write the inspiring stories of the women of the Patchwork Project. It's been a few weeks-that little thing called life getting in the way. Meet Ashley! The first Canadian-and a fellow lady from my home town of TORONTO! Dive in and Read her story✨Link in Bio✨#thepatchworkproject #entrepreneur #smallbusiness #mentalhealth #suicide #coach #healthcoach #loss #onewomanshow #thelifeissweetproject #musicaltheatre #lifechallenges #performer #writer #storiesuntold #femaleempowerment #inspire #empower #entertain

He has been following the process from #conception to #Inception and it is only fitting fi kickout #ChronixxChronology #Legend 🦁 ❤ #DededuhSuh #LawrenceHeightsRevitalization #ThePatchworkproject

Feel Good Friday! The real gift of gratitude, is that the more grateful you are the more present you become-Robert Holden. Jessica is not only grateful and present but she is also beaming with possibility. Read Jessica's story today on my blog (Link in Bio). I'm really excited for you Jess! @bestill_livelove I think you'll enjoy this article immensely. @columbusstories -not sure if this lovely lady is close to you, but just in case, thought I'd tag you! #thepatchworkproject #sosheglows #retreats #womansretreat #femaleempowerment #empoweredwomen #feelgoodfriday #writer #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #publishers #ohio #retreats #retrestsforwomen

Feel Good Friday! *NEW BLOG POST* Link in Bio [Cody's Story-The Patchwork Project] My fingers float across the pages of the journal that hold the experiences of my strong determined women. My women, as I have come to refer to this collective group that I am collaborating with. My women, not because I feel as though I own their stories, but because there is a kinship– a ‘sisterhood of strength’ that has burst forth, and I feel protective of each one of them. If this journal could talk, my role in this project would be obsolete.
But journals can’t talk, they can't whisper and they certainly can’t shout the stories waiting to be told. My role, is to intricately piece together these stories– I’m blessed to be the chosen needle worker in this patchwork of women.
Meet Cody, the first of the women of the Patchwork Project! Photo by Kayla B Photos #storyteller #storytelling #femaleempowerment #feelgoodfriday #smallbusiness #strength #perseverance #writer #blogger #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #whatsyourstory #thepatchworkproject #standupforyourself #standupforyourrights #bossmom #bosslady #womensupportingwomen #yycblogger #organicmom #organic #justexpecting #babyclothes

Ok so I have to talk about my friend Kelly over @so.she.glows ! She's doing this amazing blog series called "The Patchwork Project" and she's interviewed some amaze-balls women bosses including yours truly 😉! I'm so excited to be apart of this adventure with her and I would love if you'd head on over to her IG and give her a follow because I'm telling you, you don't want to miss this series! Not to mention, there's actually a REAL person behind her IG who doesn't just promote herself every chance she gets! Such a breath of fresh air! Check it!! 👌😁🤗
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#realwomen #thepatchworkproject #bossbabes #momboss #womenvoices #storiesmatter #womenbosses #bosslady

I'm so blessed! Not only do I have the opportunity to do what I love-write and share wonderful stories about remarkable women, I also have had the chance to meet some wonderful women. To find out more about THE PATCHWORK PROJECT-Click link in Bio------->Patchwork Project! We all have an experience worth sharing that can help encourage another woman. What's your experience? Thanks @makkirequ for your permission to use the lovely artwork/quilt picture for this project! It is on point! #blogger #writer #writersofinstagram #femalewriters #femalewritersofinstagram #writing #writersofig #midlifeblogger #yycblogger #femaleempowerment #womensupportingwomen #thepatchworkproject #storiesthatinspire #sosheglows

Growing pile of Patches for #thepatchworkproject! Thanks for sharing your words, your experiences, and your souls! #eatingdisorderawareness #eatingdisorder thepatchworkproject.net

#Submission for #thepatchworkproject on #upcycled pyjama material highlighting the experience of living with an #eatingdisorder and #anorexia. Visit thepatchworkproject.net for more unedited submissions and to find out more.

#submission for #thepatchworkproject highlighting the silent experience of living with an #eatingdisorder. All #confessions are #embroidered unedited and explore the #ed spectrum including #osfed #orthorexia #bulimia #anorexia #ednos #bingeeating and #recovery processes. Visit thepatchworkprojeçt.net to see and find out more. #eatingdisorderawareness

#submission for #thepatchworkproject a #craftivist project built around #anonymous #confessions from people with #eatingdisorders or in #recovery submitted online or via post at thepatchworkproject.net. check out the site for more info and unedited submissions. Your disorder, your voice. #anorexia #ana #bulimia #ed #ednos #osfed #orthorexia #mentalhealth #activism #eatingdisorder #mia #recoveryisworthit #eatingdisorderrecovery

#submission for #thepatchworkproject. Visit thepatchworkproject.net to see more anonymous and unedited #confessions from people who live with an #eatingdisorder. #recovery #anorexia #bulimia #ednos #osfed #bingeeating #orthorexia #artistsoninstagram #ed #ana #mia

Postal #submission for #thepatchworkproject a #craftivist #phd #project highlighting the lived experience of #eatingdisorders and #eatingdisorderrecovery. Visit thepatchworkproject.net to see more submissions, follow, and find out more

Postal #submission for #thepatchworkproject drawing attention to #bingeeating an often overlooked #eatingdisorder. Visit thepatchworkproject.net to see more submissions, find out more, and follow the development of the project. #recovery #mentalhealth

#submission for #thepatchworkproject raising awareness for the silent voices of #eatingdisorder and #eatingdisorderrecovery through #embroidery and #craft based #activism for a #phd #craftivist project. Visit thepatchworkproject.net to find out more and see more anonymous unedited submissions. #anorexia #bulimia #recovery #ed #osfed #ednos #bingeeating #orthorexia #mentalhealth #confessions #artistsoninstagram

#submission for #thepatchworkproject my #phd #craftivist #art project highlighting the voice behind the #eatingdisorder and #eatingdisorderrecovery . Visit thepatchworkproject.net to see more submissions and find out more!!! #recovery #recoveryisworthit #anorexia #bulimia #bingeeating #ed #orthorexia #ednos #osfed

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