Autoimmune & PCOS

Autoimmune = Immune system disorders cause abnormally low activity or over activity of the immune system. In cases of immune system over activity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues (autoimmune diseases). Immune deficiency diseases decrease the body's ability to fight invaders, causing vulnerability to infections.

PCOS = a condition in which a woman's levels of hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts, weight gain, problems with a women’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance.

Between 2011-2016 I've been in a FIGHT. An internal battle that unless you're close to me (and even then you may not know) I don't make known. My body has been in a chronic state of fight or flight, making it impossible for me to control anything about how my body reacts to even simple things in life.

The colors in the title graphic aren't random - they are the official awareness colors for each of the different types of illnesses I fight on a daily basis. There is no cure for any of these diseases. They are only able to treat the symptoms and even then you don't feel "normal". You have ok days, bad days and horrible days. That is the spectrum.

All of that said, I REFUSE to allow these diseases to take over my life, my spirit and my attitude about moving forward in life.

Is my life as "easy" as someone else who doesn't have these issues? As far as I see it, we all have our issues. No one is perfect. No one has it all together.

My journey is about being my best. Doing the absolute best that I can THAT DAY. Not comparing to the day before or the days ahead. What can I do RIGHT NOW to make my life better <3

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