My Fibro Project:
I have been given the opportunity, we will call it that, to go on short term disability leave for the next three months from my work. I call it an opportunity because I plan to use every damn day trying to do the following:
- Going to/practicing my physical therapy to continue building my strength
- Test myself against something, whether thats walking in the frigid temperatures, or trying a new meal that makes me wince at the sight of it
- On that note, I am going to vastly expand my diet plan and learn to eat healthier
- Writing, posting, capturing my thoughts/successes/failures/tips of the day in some way
- Having a good mother f$@%ing attitude and realize that I am being given this time to get my shit together and figure out how to live
I have been ready to give up, say fuck this, this isn’t a life I want to live, and quit.
But I’m still here, still fighting, and I plan to help as many people as I can do the same.
My Fibro Bio:
I am a 28 yr old female living in Chicago, originally from small town MinnesOta. I suffer from severe Fibromyalgia, Chronic Migraines, Psoriasis, ED, Anxiety and Chronic Depression – and I am here to tell my story, spread awareness, hopefully help others and share failures & successes as I work my ass off on this journey to wellness.
I ‘m living the dream in Chicago, working at an advertising agency I love, surrounded by friends and the life I always longed for when growing up in Minnesota. But once I moved to the city, I started to acquire new ailments that were limiting me from experiencing everything there was to offer. I have struggled with Anorexia and depression since I was 13 years old, but now I was experiencing new, physical and debilitating pains that seemed to snowball from one condition to the next.
What started with Chronic Migraines led to vertigo and then onto severe Fibromyalgia, resulting in Carpal Tunnel and Osteoarthritis in my right hand, with which I have to use a cane daily to help myself walk.
So here I am, 4+ years after moving to Chicago, unable to continue working at my job. Unable to run, drive, stand or walk for long periods of time, and unable to enjoy this city the way I did when I moved here.
But, I am being given a unique “opportunity”, and I plan to capitalize on that with every day that passes.
I’m a little brash, I get a little pissy sometimes, and I am going to tell it like it is – that’s a promise. This page isn’t for the gentle soul, but I am here to help if I can.