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Coping Thoughts #Anxiety #MentalHealth #coping #copingskills

Life is tough but so are YOU! Reminder to try your best to be kinder to yourself and to keep reminding your brain that you are gonna get through this and you WILL do your best to fight the depression and anxiety and one day you WILL believe THR good things you tell yourself! #YouGotThis #CBT #reminder #thestruggleusreal #Fightingthegoodfight #yourareworthhealing

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Monday Morning thoughts #Life #Fightingthegoodfight

Weekends have been really rough lately, and I never know what Monday morning will bring. Will I have rested enough over the weekend to start the week off with some oomph, or am I going to crumble. Today isn’t half bad, so far.

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I can let what’s happening define me or refine me.

As the years have gone by I have had to change my life drastically. My family has had to change theirs. When someone in your home has multiple diseases & there are no cures, it doesn’t just affect me (the sick one) it affects everyone I love. I have had new symptoms start & am now being tested again. So, more waiting. I’m bed ridden for 90% of my day & in a wheelchair for the other 10%. I’m not going to lie, there are days it’s just to much. It breaks me & I just can’t take it anymore. And that is when I need God to pick me up & carry me because I just can’t anymore. There are no words. The pain, the sickness, the loneliness, the frustration you feel when your body turns against you & won’t do what you want it to. When you’re destructing from the inside out. Then there are days I can handle it. I put on my happy face so people don’t see what is really going on. My family knows, because they know me to well. But I won’t let what’s happening define me. It may be shaping me, molding me into someone I need to be. I do believe all of this has a purpose. I don’t know what it is, but God does. And his ways are always better than mine. All I know is- I want to be, “Those who have walked through the fire leave sparks of light wherever they go.” - Unkown Muse from a Mystic # Chronicdiseasewarrior #Fightingthegoodfight #NeverGiveUp #warrior #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #AutonomicDysfunction #ChronicKidneyDisease #MultipleSclerosis #ChronicMigraines #MenieresDisease #CentralSensitizationSyndrome #Fibromyalgia #ChiariMalformation #Godisincontrol #Family


Feeling unlike yourself on Valentine’s Day #POTS #Dysautonomia #potsisreal #ChronicIllness #potsdoesnthaveme #Fightingthegoodfight #Potsie

This is my first Valentine’s Day with POTS, since it came on very fast and suddenly last April. I’ve always cherished this holiday because who doesn’t love an excuse to shower friends and family with candy, cards, and love? But man, I don’t feel like my ecstatic, effervescent self this time around. But you know what? If I can enjoy this holiday in the only way I’m able— watching a funny RomCom in a cold theater and hopped up on 2.5 L of saltwater, uncomfortable in my compression pants, with my feet elevated— then I will smile about that! It may not be the same, but at least I can do something! Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone— I hope you celebrate in whatever way that you’re able! Much love to all! ❤️❤️


Whats your motivational quote? #ChronicIllness #LymeDisease #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #Fibromyalgia #ChronicDailyHeadache

It always seems impossible until it is done. -Nelson Mandela

I have many but this is the one that sticks and I repeat daily.

This quote I say to myself whenever I feel down about the lyme. Whenever I feel things aren't getting better or simply just how long I've been sick for. It keeps me going. Even though I feel horrible and everything just feels impossible. Future dreams for myself, the ability to live a full life. Feels out of reach at times.
I have to keep believing that I will get through this all.

I think about Madiba and his life sentence on robben island. How this man had his life taken away from him. He fought for freedom and the little freedom he had was taken away from him. He didn't choose it. He didn't want to be in a small prison cell for life. He forgave. Events fell into place and he came out being the better man. He became the father of our nation and what seemed impossible became possible. #InspirationalQuotes #innerpeace #Fightingthegoodfight #youcandothis #dontgiveup



MyCousinDanofNewJerseypassedthisafternoonfromcancer. He fought it for over a year and his battle ended today. He was like all the Browns of our family a real fighter.His life was a great story of perseverance, courage and strength. I only wished I could have met him in my middle age. I only reconnected with him in this last year. He will be missed by a lot of people . He had quite a following on Caring Bridge the website for terminally ill patients. He also had a large extended family. I’m very sad tonight. I only learned of his recent downturn this afternoon. I’m praying for my Cousin Art and his family. Grieving is real and it hurts like a punch to the gut. I feel like I have been punched. I will try to go to sleep now. Good night.