I made a new Instagram for new recipes I am planning on trying. It will probably mostly be made of different smoothies, and juices. If its something you would be interested in checking out you can follow me @live_to_thrive.
Just a couple more gifs about living with a chronic illness..
When you start feeling bad after having some good days:
When a doctor asks you too many questions:
When you have to wait a long time at the doctors office:
When someone says that being tired and having chronic fatigue is the same thing:
I know I have written about the book medical medium before, and I have been reading about the Epstein Barr Virus. It was not only similar to my illness and the problems I have faced, but it has so much information that I have never heard about. Click here for more information.
“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” – Ben Okri
Romans 5:2-5 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
More pictures from vacation!
“Neither Height nor depth nor anything else will separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39
“While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.” – Maya Angelou
“God never said that the journey would be easy, but her did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.” – Max Lucado
A year ago my health was horrible. I was in pain, and exhausted all the time. I had difficulty, and pain when I would lay down, sit, stand, and walk. It has almost been a year since my life changed completely. I don’t even feel like the same person. My recovery, and healing didn’t happen over night. Thinking about how I used to feel makes all the milestones, and achievements in my recovery feel amazing.
Being able to go on vacation was amazing accomplishment. I feel like I was able to let go that part of my life behind for good. When I was on vacation I didn’t think of myself as sick. I am now starting to think of myself as healed.
1 John 5:14 “This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”
Deuteronomy 4:29 “But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
I got back from Florida earlier this week. I had a great vacation, it was a much needed trip. I felt really good the whole time. I was able to walk a lot everyday, and I didn’t have much pain. I’m still feeling pretty good, which is amazing! I will post more pictures of my trip soon. 🙂
Tomorrow I will be flying to Florida on vacation. I haven’t been on vacation in five years. I have come a long way in the past ten months. This is an amazing feeling!
I thought I would make a gif post because I haven’t made one in a while.
Chronic illness gifs!
Trying to ignore my symptoms is like:
Trying to defeat my illness for good:
Having an invisible illness:
Trying to have a conversation when your exhausted: