Many of my friends (both in real life and on social media) have been struggling with their #autoimmune diseases lately. Several are hospitalized, waiting for anything in between a diagnosis (or 2, 3, 4) to undergoing treatment/surgery. They are most likely feeling depressed, angry, anxious, and definitely sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.
For anyone who is suffering, you are not alone. Stay strong, keep fighting, and take care of yourselves. Know that someone out there is thinking of you, and supporting you 💯💯. 💜💛💜💛 #ibd#Crohns#ibdgirls#autoimmunewarrior#depression#invisibleillness#autoimmunesupport
I tried so hard, but this dish is too ugly to redeem through filters 😂. The fact that I barely cooked anything beyond cereal and throwing stuff in the slow cooker for soup pre #aip , this is pretty good work! My first attempt at Seafood "Linguini" with spaghetti squash. 🍤🐟 Used Northern Chef's Seafood Medley - shrimp, octopus bite, squid, mussel, and clam. Prepared it by following @autoimmunepaleo Shrimp Scampi recipe. Squash was cooked in the #instantpot , and seasoned with #evoo , garlic, and homemade Italian Seasoning from Food to Heal Ourselves.
I am honored to be chosen for this month's Diversity in AIP series! Thank you @autoimmunepaleo for giving me this wonderful opportunity! As most of you know, I have been dealing with Crohn's Disease for over 14 years. Overtime, my illness kept getting worse, and the list of food intolerances kept growing. Medications alone weren't working.
I tinkered with my diet and lifestyle until I found the Autoimmune Protocol. I still struggle with such an unpredictable disease, and it can be difficult when I am going against some of my culture and traditions (like refusing food from others). The more I work at it, the more I realize that what I am doing resonates with my roots. I have a deeper appreciation for the food and life that Allah (swt) has given me. #AIP allows me to live the good life again.
I want to thank my family and friends for supporting me throughout my healing journey. I love you all! ❤️❤️❤️ Please check out my story. The link is in the bio!! https://autoimmunewellness.com/diversity-in-aip-january-2018/
I am applying for #disability benefits, and the work and social history application I mailed in today had lots of scribbles, white out, and side notes. I'm so embarrassed by it. I used to be articulate on paper, and the only thing that was messy in any application was my handwriting.
Ugh, Brain Fog is so irritating! It's like this constant dull achy cloud in my head. I am noticing it more lately as I am having difficulty focusing on the most simple tasks and conversations. I can't multi task, but I also can't stick with one activity without getting distracted a few minutes later, and I tend to forget what I was saying/doing before. I need to go over detailed instructions repeatedly, and I still make silly mistakes. 😣
This is entirely due to meds, not the #crohns itself. I know this as I have experimented with going off meds before, and one of the few good things was that my mind was very clear.
Does anyone know how to deal with this?