Healing is being able to hike up Camelback Mountain with your daughter and not have to worry if you will randomly pass out. Healing is being able to attend a Cubs/Cards game with my family and not have a panic attack from a crowded stadium. Healing is saying YES to attending community events and not … Continue reading What Does Healing Look Like?
From a brief glance, it would appear I was having the time of my life in both of these pictures snapped at Wrigley Field. You see, these pictures only tell a small part of the story. One was taken in the summer of 2017 while the other was taken just a week ago. I desperately … Continue reading What a Difference a Year Makes
Warrior. What does that word mean to you? Do you feel like a warrior? Battling a chronic illness can be draining not only physically but also mentally. The mind games, anxiety, panic, depression can all be so overwhelming. Where do you find the strength to pull yourself out of bed or get yourself to your … Continue reading Warrior
What a difference a day makes...or maybe a month! ~ Today was my final day of intensive IV therapy. I feel so much better and am thankful for the opportunity I had to receive these treatments. ~ I will have a protocol that I need to follow at home for the next 6 months. The … Continue reading Final Day of Treatment
How does a girl get through 8 hour treatment days?!?!...with an amazing support system. ❤️ ~ Shout out to my parents who flew me to Florida for a one day doctor appointment that turned into a month. My mom stayed with me and sat by my chair everyday during IV infusions, brought me lunch, ran … Continue reading 8 Hour Treatment Days
The past week has been a roller coaster of a journey with hours spent each day at the doctors office hooked up to an IV pole. I’ve had moments of feeling better and moments of not feeling well at all. The doctor says week three of treatment is typically the week patients begin to feel … Continue reading Vibrations, a Magraine, and Pain…OH MY!!! (Day 12)
Day 9 of treatment. Thankful today for my parents who are sacrificing so much to make these treatments in Florida possible. Also thankful for a surprise visit from Comfort Dog Sterling's PawPrints and Harry and Hilary and Hilary’s sweet Mom for a Thanksgiving feast at our favorite diner here. ❤️ As days progress, my treatments … Continue reading Day 9 of Treatment Protocol