This has been a rough final year to a wonderful yet also heartbreaking decade. I lost my grandma in 2012. My mom left in 2014. I met my husband in 2010 and have been together since 2011. The start to 2010 brought the onset of my strange and unexplainable symptoms (which later ended up being to to #InterstitialCystitis), those which caused me to struggle for a while. I missed work, had no money and couldn’t pay any bills, didn’t sleep, couldn’t travel or leave my house on my worst days. However, in this struggle came ways to adapt. I had gotten used to it, found ways to keep flare ups at bay. I felt healthy for a while.
I got engaged in 2015, married in 2016, and became a mother in 2017. Despite having one of the greatest moments of my life occur in 2017, that was also when the swelling began. The very swelling that ended up being a Lyme infection, which was undiagnosed for nearly 7 months. That is where my journey with persistent #LymeDisease began. But I’m no stranger to health complications and utmost physical discomfort and hiding it from everyone around me as best as I could. I had already coped with #InterstitialCystitis unknowingly for nearly a decade. I realize I am #strong . I will make it. But tonight, I am not sick. I am not uncomfortable and I am not feeling sad. Tonight, I hope for the best as we bring in a new year and new decade. I rejoice because I have a wonderful child to motivate me . It is my wish to everyone who reads this that you have much luck , health, love, and happiness in the coming year. #happy2020 #strength #Feelinggood