After posting in my stories a few times about my physical therapy journey. I got a lot of questions about what I do (especially when I mention getting stabbed).😂 no lie.
Earlier this year I was diagnosed with degenerative autoimmune arthritis. It’s really not as bad as it sounds. Just my body not knowing how to behave with my joints. 🤦🏽♀️ Currently struggling with : carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and a pitched lateral nerve. So much fun.
Anywho! I had been dealing with so much pain for a year prior to finding out what was wrong. Yes! I was scared to get checked out. Such a big baby. Things went south when I noticed the feeling in my hands disappearing. 🤔 and the feeling of being tiered for hours on end. .
It was a initial shock to hear I would be dealing with a chronic disease for the rest of my life and possibly losing the ability in my joints.😩 However, I am thankful for the ability to have a supportive family, friends, and a host of doctors to help me keep it together in the dark times. I have good days and bad days. Times when I can’t do anything but be still and try to relax. But most of all it’s been a challenge to know that at 35 this is not what I expected. But I’m blessed.
I share this to encourage you to invest in yourself. You are no good to anyone (including yourself), if you don’t spend time working on your mind; body, and spirit. We take so much for granted, especially our health at times. I want you to take this as a big reminder. You are worth the time and effort spent on taking care of you. Get your affairs in order and check in with you. .
I would like to thank my circle for lending an ears, whipping my tears, letting me rant/blame the world, push me to keep going, send supportive messages, hugs, and genuinely being there for me. You all mean more then you will ever know. 🥰
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