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Today I had a stiff neck. 😞 Every so often I have a day where my neck is just sensitive and if I hold my head too long in one position (usually looking down at something) I will start to feel all my muscles tense up and it gets progressively worse throughout the day until by bedtime I am dying. The pain is really bad and I think it’s more related to fibromyalgia symptoms than arthritis. Luckily when I go to sleep I always wake up back to normal. But it sucks and I start to wonder if I did or ate something wrong that caused this reaction and go in circles of trying to determine how to prevent this from happening again because it’s the worst. I actually ordered some CBD oil to start trying to see if it helps completely get rid of days like today. I definitely have way more good days than bad and ironically today I have no other swelling or pain and a lot of energy... just my neck. I’m going to bed!
#autoimmunedisease #arthritis #arthritissucks #fibromyalgia #roughday

Restorative yoga nourishes the nervous system. Try a few forward folds before bed to calm down and focus internally. #autoimmunedisease #hashimotosdisease #hashi-mottos #restorativeyoga #baddhakonasana #healinghashimotos #circadianrhythms #nervoussystem

Neither butter or feta are in accordance with the aip diet however I had some that I had previously made so I jumped on the opportunity to let it shine. •


#fitfood#autoimmunedisease#hypothyroidism#effectsofinflammation#antiinflammatorydiet#aip#80/20#foodie#healthfood#grassfedbutter#conscious#awareness#diet#goals#lifestyle#cod#arugula#grapefruit#poached#idealproteinalternative#cauliflower#infusion

Friday night lights at the wizards game. Love my son. I am so grateful to have a beautifully authentic and loving relationship with this man. The boy who was not supposed to be normal, who the doctors said would have live a life of illness and disease. I am humbled to have countless clients express their gratitude for their transformations. He is the reason. I would have never found myself in the the healthcare space if I had not been told to deal with a sick and throw away child. #lovewins #nothingisimpossible #health #functionalmedicine #failuretothrive #allergies #asthma #autoimmunedisease #son#grateful#persevere #lifepurpose

If you are an energy drink and Fizz stick lover then you need to jump on this ride🚴‍♀️ now! Green Apple🍏 Energy Fizz Sticks - YUM!! These will sell out FAST⛷. We launched a new limited time only flavor last year at this time and they went like lightning⚡! Drop your favorite emoji 🤸‍♀️ in the comments and I'll reach out to you this weekend.😘
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#energy #greentea #guarana #sweetandtart #energydrinks #chargeupfortheholidays #emptynesters #sidehustle #hashimotos #autoimmunedisease #progress #cleaneating #30DaystoHealthyLiving

Why why why can’t I ever take my own advice .. i knew my mum wouldn’t want to know me after she was done with being upset and because I was really emotional because for the first time in 15 years I let my mum hug me and because my bf saw how much it meant to me he surprised me with transfering extra money so my mum and stepdad could come alway with us... and he did this to make me smile and to see me happy to have my mum back and it was nice but I said at the time I’m not stupid enough to think she won’t go back to her normal self and it didn’t even take her 4 hours after we spent 6000 pounds just on my mum and stepdad to come away and yes she’s been treating me like dirt ever since!! I’m just such an idiot!! #invisibleillness #surgery #struggling #strength #gastroparesis #gastrectomy #chronicillness #palliativecare #chronicnausea #weightloss #dietitian #chronicallyill #feedingtube #stomachulcers #doctors #spoonie #nurses #malnourished #sepsis #hospital #nutrition #crohns #TPN #pituitarytumor #addisonsdisease #autoimmunedisease #crohnsdisease #pancreatitis #kidneydisease #infection

Hello California! ☀️My mom and I are here to attend the Los Angeles autoimmune walk in Culver City. I’m excited to be apart of something so wonderful and dear to my heart. #rp #relapsingpolychondritis #autoimmunedisease #la #california #likeforlikes #like4likes

☝🏻This is why we’re talking about this stuff first.

This week has been met with some added blows. The AVN (avascular necrosis / osteonecrosis) is rapidly destroying my bones. My bilateral hips, knees and ankles have so far entered under attack, and I suspect my wrists have AVN, as well (I’m pending an MRI on my wrists, next). I’ll be honest...I’m at a total loss. I’m a fighter, I’ve always embraced this quality about myself, and I’ve needed this character trait to have survived these past 4 years of medical madness. But damn this fight is scary. AVN is a disease with no cure and VERY limited treatment options, most of which fail to work. So for now, I guess we’ll keep pushing forward as best as possible, stay prayerful, keep faith and pray for a miracle. .
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(Attached MRI images are of my knees from this week.)
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(P.S. Don’t mind the cracked computer screen from my recent stepping on my laptop on accident. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️)
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#avascularnecrosis #osteonecrosis #bonehealth #bonedeath #orthopedicsurgeon #orthopedicsurgery #ortho #orthopedics #surgeon #medical #premed #medicalstudent #spoonie #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #healthjourney #nosteroids #spoonielife #cancer #anticancer #dermatomyositis #musculardystrophy #raredisease #autoimmunedisease #fighter #functionalmedicine #stemcells

Meal prepping for next week, and may have to throw this one on the menu again. 🤤 .
Every week I aim to make at least one new recipe I’ve never made before, while mixing up and rotating a long list of favourites. 👩🏼‍🍳 Sometimes the hardest thing about meal planning isn’t even the cooking, but deciding what meals to make! Branton and I have different favourites (I could eat Buddha bowls for life, and he would probably be happier with homemade chicken fingers and yam fries 😅), so it’s a balancing act of what we will both like, is good for lunch leftovers, and meets all my dietary concerns. #glutenfree #dairyfree #soyfree ... #autoimmunedisease .
Even though I have a good amount of recipes in my arsenal, every week it’s the same feeling as looking into a packed closet and thinking, “I have nothing to wear!” Yes, yes you do. 🙈Lol .
I’ve been taking the same mentality of my closet to my cooking... wherein with my closet, I’ve challenged myself to realize I DO NOT need more, to be creative with the items I do have, attend clothing swaps, and thrift. Translating that to cooking, I am aiming to be more creative with some of my go-to recipes and changing them up on the fly, and trying new cookbooks out through the @winnipegpubliclibrary . .
Tomorrow we’ll be hitting up the new Windsor Park library and hopefully finding a few new gems to add next week’s meal plan. 💎 .
Anyone else find recipe hunting the hardest part of meal planning? What are some of your go-to recipes/cookbooks? 📚 .
(P.S. Recipe for this meal is pictured in photos - swipe right! Swap chickpeas instead of chicken to make vegan.)

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Exactly 1 month post op! I’m honestly in shock at all of the changes that happened instantaneously. Some symptoms have made great progress over the last month and continue to improve everyday. Here’s a little update on everything and how my symptoms have improved! I’m also going to include my surgeon in this post at the bottom.
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•Restricted breathing ➡️ Same day of explant I could get a FULL deep breath.
•Severe brain fog & fatigue ➡️ woke up mentally clear the very next day and have continued to everyday.
•Chronic inflammation ➡️ few days explant inflammation dissipated. I’ve lost 5 lbs of inflammation alone. (Down a total of 7-8 lbs)
•Blood shot eyes, dull skin, dark circles and puffy eyes ➡️ ALL GONE 🙌🏼
•Estrogen dominance ➡️ seemed to improve until period time and then this last period was rough. My cortisol with the move is through the roof, so this I’m gonna need to be patient with.
•EXTREME depression and anxiety ➡️ very dull, manageable depression/anxiety (what I’m used to normally)
•Weak muscles that wouldn’t recover ➡️ still weak from not training 😂, but the few leg days I’ve had I didn’t tire out quickly and I had a normal recovery after!
•MOST OF ALL THOUGH, I went from not recognizing myself... as a person or in the mirror (face or body) to feeling and looking myself again!!! It feels good to see myself happy and well again.
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I wanted to wait to say who my surgeon was until I recovered. I would never want to recommend someone or something before having an honest, full experience myself. That being said, I had a total capsulectomy and lift done by Dr. Robert Houser in Westerville, OH. I wanted to stay local and wanted someone experienced. While he isn’t a die hard advocate for BII, he acknowledged all of my concerns with compassion and his office/ staff were amazing!! My boobies look incredible and I’m thrilled 🙌🏼
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I’m glad to have most of this behind me now. I still have a long road to getting my athletic performance back, but I know how to stay patient and diligent. Thank you all for supporting me through this and helping spread awareness. Only YOU can take full responsibility for your health

First day of IV Therapy 💉 is done. I was given a basic IV today while we’re waiting for my lab results. Once we get those back I’ll be getting a high dose of vitamin C 🍊 weekly. After a month or so if my symptoms don’t improve then we’ll look into adding something other nutrients I may be deficient in. So far I love this clinic 👍🏻
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#autoimmunedisease #chronicfatigue #chronicillness #holistichealing #holistichealth #healthylifestyle #nutrition #bodybuilding #bodypositive #personaltrainer #healing #lifestyle #naturalliving #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #ivtherapy

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