But, Its been a while- and by a while… I mean a long while. But- What are you gonna do?
Lately, I have felt very… uninspired. I didn’t want to write, I didn’t know what was going on with me. I have begun journaling, privately, and I can tell you, its been life changing. Its not only been an emotional outlet, but its been a great way to monitor my physical health as well. Through journaling, I have started feeling a pull towards writing again. So, I decided to start the ole blog back up and see what happens, it’s more about my journey than anything else.
On March the 3rd I woke up with a horrendous migraine that ended up sticking with me until May 7th. I don’t know if you have ever experienced a migraine before, but let me tell you, 2+ months of a migraine and you’re willing to try ANYTHING to get rid of it. I had zero headache free days in those 2 months- ZERO. I had also been experiencing more Hashimotos flares during this time. ( If you don’t know what Hashi’s is, Keep reading- or Google)- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as chronic lymphatic thyroiditis, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies directed against the thyroid gland lead to chronic inflammation- and here’s the kicker- It effects everyone differently. For me, I get lethargic- my energy levels drop, I don’t want to move, I don’t even want to think, washing my hair is exhausting, and getting dressed requires resting after putting on half my clothes, so when I say lethargic, I mean I’m physically and mentally exhausted. I also get depressed, have muscle aches so bad I can barely get out of bed in the morning, I crave sugar, and I battle with constipation so bad that I will go literal WEEKS without going. Those, are MY biggest symptoms, but like I said, it effects everyone differently.
So, during this time, I was having a flare that lasted about a week, twice a month, I was attempting to control it through my med’s and my diet ( Hello Gluten Free), and nothing was working. I was miserable, grumpy, bloated, depressed, and feeling like I was in my own personal version of hell. That’s when God sent me an angel, a friend of mine sent me a message and told me about an alternative form of “therapy” that had really helped him. I called Valerie and my life changed. He was absolutely right. The day after my first session, my migraine was gone- and I haven’t even had so much as a headache since, within 2 weeks, I was able to kick my 3+ soda/ day habit- cold turkey, now, 2 months in, soda is a RARE treat that I allow myself. I have suffered ONE hashi’s flare in 3 months y’all- one. when I was having them 2 times / month. Its been such an incredible transformation. I have more energy, I’m sleeping better, my symptoms are more controlled, my body aches are gone, and the list just goes on and on and on with the improvements my body has undergone.
I feel like, in the past, with this blog, if I hadn’t gone through something that gave me serious spiritual insight, then I had nothing to write about, but now I feel like, my spiritual journey is only one part of the journey that God has me on. I am growing and changing and learning something new everyday. God is teaching me different lessons everyday. Why would I only blog about the big things? I should document my entire life’s journey… So that’s where we’re going to do.
Hope y’all enjoy!
Love and Hugs <3,