Update!

Its been a while since my last post. I have had a lot going on lately. I have been busy with homework, and I haven’t been feeling well these past few weeks. I have had a lot of treatments lately with my chiropractic neurologist. I have been having a lot of nausea, and I been throwing up a lot lately. I have been basically been having motion sickness, so we have been working on trying to fix that.

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New Gifs!

Some gifs about chronic illness, and life…

When you are feeling better, and you try to get back into the world:

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What I should say when someone asks me how I’m doing:

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Making progress, but then…..

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Trying to explain chronic pain to a healthy person:

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Update!

Hi! I haven’t posted an update in a while, so I thought I would let you know how I have been doing. This summer I have been able to swim a lot, and I am using different muscles that haven’t been used in so long. The more activity I do the more muscle pain, and soreness I have, mostly a lot of neck pain, and that makes me feel fatigued quite a bit. I have ups and downs, but overall I have been doing well.

Tomorrow I am going to the US vs Costa Rica women’s soccer game, and I am now enrolled in college and I start fall semester, which is exciting!

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My inner tubes for the pool!

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One year

One year ago I began my chronic illness recovery journey. My life has changed so much. For years I have wondered when I would finally feel better. I didn’t get better over night. I am still working on feeling better.

It has been a year or growth, learning, and Changes. It has been an amazing new beginning. I have gotten through, and survived my worst days. I can now put those days behind me and move forward.

You say: “It’s impossible ” God says: All things are possible

You say: ” I can’t do it” God says: You can do all things

“I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.” Psalm 7:17

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Appreciation

Its been almost a year since I started my illness recovery journey. So much has changed, little things, and big things. I have been able to do so many things that I was unable to do when I was sick.

  • I am able to eat without having pain, or feeling nauseous.
  • I usually feel rested after I sleep.
  • I am able to take a shower without a chair.
  • I can sit in the sun without feeling miserable.
  • I can walk outside without feeling exhausted.
  • I can sit up without the immediate need to lie down.
  • I can go for a walk.
  • I can go shopping without feeling horrible.
  • This year I have been able to swim.
  • I went fishing.
  • I  been able to go for a short bike rides.
  • I went on vacation.
  • I flew on a plane.
  • I walked multiple miles in one day.
  • I have been able to make my own meals.
  • I have been able to study, and do homework.
  • I am now am to relearn how to drive.

Its feels amazing to look at this list and to know how far I have come. I know the list will keep growing as I continue to create a new life for myself.

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”      1 Chronicles 16:34

 

New Instagram!

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.

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Some more Gifs!

Just a couple more gifs about living with a chronic illness..

When you start feeling bad after having some good days:

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When a doctor asks you too many questions:

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When you have to wait a long time at the doctors office:

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When someone says that being tired and having chronic fatigue is the same thing:

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Healing

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.”

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Gifs!

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:

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Trying to defeat my illness for good:

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Having an invisible illness:

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Trying to have a conversation when your exhausted:

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