So very true! Today, a year ago, I was officially diagnosed with diffuse large b-cell lymphoma. A lot has changed in a year and changes like this can change your life forever. I’m in remission, six months, thank God, but I wouldn’t be where I am without my support system. Thanks everyone for always supporting me and helping me keep my head up. I know I say it all the time, but I’m thankful, grateful, and truly blessed. A year ago, I didn’t even know if I would be here to watch my baby grow, but here I am and in three days... she’ll be one. I am forever thankful. #lymphomasurvivor#cancersucks#lifeafterdiagnosis#alwaysgotoyourappointments#gotaconstantcoughgetanxray#blessed
Weekend Mornings: So this happened. 3am wake up; Mummy kisses and then youtube with the most obnoxious clip ever made (apologies to the creator but my word 3am isn’t the right time for your loud and bright colours). He’s lucky he’s cute and smart, my word he’s challenging. I’ve been awake for 17 hours straight. I can’t think straight it’s been full of YouTube clips, trains and Minecraft on my face. I am done. He’s down for the (hopeful) night. I don’t want to see 3am unless he’s vomiting or really sick.
I love my kid, I’d go to the ends of the Earth and solar system for him; but my word today was exhausting!
Eight years ago today: no concept of the #autoimmune#shitshow about to explode in my world!! 🔶 I was diagnosed during MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS Month in 2010, which is exactly the kind of convenient kickass #irony we just don’t get enough of these days, amiright?! 🔶 Annual FB memories of March social media posts are poignant reminders of what incredibly stressful & challenging circumstances my boys & I have endured together the past 8 years. 🔶 I’m proud to say that we’re all still standing (well, some of us with questionable #balance ) & usually laughing.. 🔶 Having #ms wasn’t in the plan anymore than the #singlemomlife , but I’d like to think I class the hell outta both!! 🔶 #lifeafterdiagnosis#multiplesclerosis#momminainteasy#beforethestorm#wearorange#newnormal
A few weeks back @thriveosity featured me on their page and I was truly humbled! I have been so busy, I hadn’t had the time to properly thank them. If you are unaware with who they are, they are an AMAZING support group for cancer warriors who promote positivity and awareness. Oh, and they also have expertly curated kits to nourish, support, and heal! #thriveon#livelife#lifeafterdiagnosis#hope#cancer#awareness#instagood#support
As a Lupie I’m often affected physically by changes in weather and air pressure (read PAIN) I have suffered for years (20+) with little to no relief. This one little oil took the edge off within minutes allowing me to feel relief to what had been my normal for so long. It’s the oil that led me to my love 😍 of dōTERRA essential oils and today’s #BOGO is a must have for everyone in my house. My niece with growing pains, my abuela 👵🏾 with the aches that come with being 90+. Amazing for a before or after gym rub down or even on the shoulders after a long day sitting in front of the computer. Don’t miss out on this awesome oil.
Recovering is messy for sure. There are days when I feel great, and I forget about all the health challenges I've experienced. Then there are days when I feel terrible and I fear that my life is never going to get any better. On bad/hard days, I have to remember to take a deep breath, step back from the situation, and realize that a good night's sleep can change everything.
And then I remind myself to be grateful that I am alive and that I can share all the lessons I've learned with others.
#recovery#practicegratitude#choosejoy#Repost @ihadcancer (@get_repost)
This sums it up perfectly. Thank you, @crimsoninchains #lifeafterdiagnosis#cancerdoesntendwhentreatmentdoes#cancerlife Repost @crimsoninchains ・・・
Yes, I haven't been posting in ages. Truth is, I needed to take a social media detox. March 2017 has been one of the toughest months of my life: the high-dose therapy, the stem cell transplant, 26 days in isolation at the hospital. After the last therapy and the transplant my immune system went awfully down. I couldn't stand up, or even sit, drink or eat. I wanted to give up, everything was so damn difficult, it felt like dying. Going back home was even harder, I couldn't do even the most simple action without the help of my mum or my boyfriend. Recovery sucks, it's so damn slow, there are constantly ups and downs. I still haven't fully recovered yet, but I'm definitely doing better, both physically and mentally. Last week I had a PET-CT and the doctors told me the pics are really promising, but I'll eventually get the final result next week! Fingers extra crossed 🙏 It's time to leave, cancer! #fuckcancer#cancer#cancersucks#chemosucks#lifewithcancer#recovery#hodgkinslymphoma#cancerawareness
Cardamom may help ease indigestion and maintain overall gastrointestinal health. As well as promote clear breathing and maintaining respiratory health. Let’s not forget it is amazing in a variety of dishes. Cilantro is an amazing detoxifier but my favorite use for it is in salsa and guacamole🥑 #BOGO