with beckham’s first birthday in sight, i needed to create a plan for ‘after nursing‘. if it were up to my doctors, they would have preferred i quit nursing & start on my meds at 3 months (if not before). however they do support & respect my decision. a couple times this year i reached my max, the pain was more than i could bare. i threw up my hands and said i’m done. but both times God was so faithful, the next day He filled me with just enough strength & perseverance to do one more day. and here we are a week from beckham’s first birthday Continue reading
do you know that feeling of completely running your tank dry? you have dealt with so much physical pain, you have nothing more to give, no more that you can do… but then, you have a time when it’s not quite as bad, maybe even good (i use the term ‘good’ loosely, for people with chronic pain and inflammatory diseases good is relative). personally i find myself in a state of self-preservation.
full definition of self-preservation::: 1. preservation of ones self from destruction or harm 2. a natural or instinctive to act as to preserve one’s own existence. Continue reading
soon after having beckham i was so so ready to feel better. the days after delivery i did feel a bit better & experienced some relief (aka some hope) but when you get to the point where you can’t get out of bed & take care of your basic needs or walk into your doctors appointments, better is relative… but i saw an opening, an opportunity, and ran with it. Continue reading
after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, i was on a mission to help my pain. i started at the most basic place i knew, diet & exercise. in 2006, after much research of the possible benefits of cutting out gluten, i began a gluten-free diet. i found that it did alleviate some of my stiffness & joint/muscle aches. Continue reading