"Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us." 🌲🌾🌿🍄🎒🍃 #stayingpostive #unknownpath #keepgoing #believeinyourself #hope #chronicpainwarrior #crps #fibromyalgia #migraine #CFS #TheUnbrokenSmile
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I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be. ... .. . #Dancer#6oClock#Flexible#Scoliosis#ScoliCoaster#ChronicPainWarrior#HalloweenCostume
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My family says this is true!LOL #fibrofog#chronicpainwarrior
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Powerful table of Ketones! Changed my life! 5 day experience packs cuz you can change yours for the better too! #onedayatatime #fibrowarrior #fibrolife #ketokurious #ketotransformation #ketolife #momlife #businesscommunity #chronicpainwarrior #ketosisin60minutes
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My contribution to this #tbt, my brudda Stuart & I at his house, early January of 2016. Yes, I'm super thin here, (00 to be exact), but I've been a size 0, 1/2 most of my life. I #love how people always try to tell me my #weight #fluctuations have to do with my age.😒 Like, ok...but in this #photo at the size 00 I'd been for nearly a year, I'm 44???🤔 How does that work again???🤷🏽 Just laughable. Because of the #accident that cause my #chronicpain (when I was 28) & exacerbated my #chronicillness, I now keep sizes 00 - 14 because I never know from year to year, (sometimes month to month), what size I'll be. It's exasperating & a real #challenge, but I honestly hate shopping, especially for me. So, I'll keep a few more clothes than others do so I won't have to go "peopling" to get more. Ah, the joys of the #spoonielife 🎉📣 #irishcherokeejamaicanlass #amazon #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicpainwarrior #fibrowarrior #asthmawarrior #survivor #pierced #tattooed #unapologetic #christfollower #shenanigator #tomboydiva4life #whosurdom
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Not a bad track record when you think about it 💪 ❤️ Jen x --------------------------------------------------- 🌟 WIN unique chronic illness clothes from The Unchargeables Shop. Link to giveaway in bio. ---------------------------------------------------- #TheUnchargeables #Spoonie #unchargeables #chronicillness #Spoonies #SpoonieLife #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #disability #chronicpainwarrior #InvisibleIllness #autoimmune #supportgroup #lowonenergy #lowbattery #StrongerThanYouThink #chronicillnesswarrior #autoimmunedisease #fibromyalgia #raredisease #pcos #endometriosis #migraine #butyoudontlooksick
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#dreamscometrue support who support you down at @starbuds_hemetca go down and #shoplocal #supportlocal #buylocal yeeee the only place you'll find SUUURF© #wavybarz on shelf anywhere! They got a few of our vegan cookies and a fresh drop off wavybarz ohana. So paddle over vibe it game it up catch some laughs and spread good vibes and they even have a couple tea shooters left as well. #suuurfgod #extremesports #athlete #sportsandcannabis #tattoo #hypertension #bodyboarder #bjj #paintball #judo #loveandlight #suuurf© #prop215 #prop64 #stayblessed #chronicpainwarrior #cannabis #ptsd #neuropathicpain #bipolar #mentalillness #supportwhosupportyou #supportwhosupportsyou #breakthestigma #mentalhealth
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This is a topic that has been kind of putting me on edge lately.. I’ve been struggling with this for many years and I find it frustrating when friends/relatives say they thought that I would be cured by now. “I guess I have to pray harder.” Or “you must not be praying about it.” “Give it to god.” But they simply don’t understand that this is incurable. Like some miracle is going to drop out of the sky and be like poof your illnesses have vanished and you can now be your old self again. They check in from time to time to see how I’m doing which is nice but when they ask how your health is doing they want to push all of their faith on me like I haven’t already tried that. I still have faith but not in every single thing. I can pray for miracles but we already know having a chronic illness is hard to fix. How do those comments make you feel? Then they suggest a type of regular over the counter med will fix that up because it works for them it should definitely fix everything you’re going through lol.. ugh 😑 #spo#spoonies #spoonie #autoimmunedisease #the_spoonie_chronicles #thrombocytopenia #sickandtiredofbeingsickandtired #butyoudontlookill #insomniaproblems #depressionandanxiety #chronicillnesses #spooniefam #spooniecommunity #fibrowarrior #eccedentesiast🎭 #keepfighting #livingchronicallyfabulous #liveonespoonatatime #ra #potssyndrome #cancersucks #chronicpainwarrior #autoimmuneawareness #breakthestigma #invisibleillness #lupuswarrior #multiplesclerosis #crohnsdisease #invisibledisability #disabiltiesarenotalwaysvisible #endometriosis
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The evolution of ME: Had a bath first thing today, wiped me out but i managed a little bit of painting before it knocked me out completely. Toppled over on the sofa and just lay there till lunch time. My sis had to hold my head when I needed to turn over or get up. I have so much pain in my neck today! Might have been from the towel on my wet hair, I think my neck doesn't like the heavy towel. Then, as usual, evening time I suddenly wake up! 😅 It's quite bizarre how messed up our body clocks are, isn't it? At least I fall asleep by 2am... Like now. It's Fri-YAY! I hope you have a lovely day. 💕 --------------------------------------------------- 🌟 On the blog: Paleo-ketogenic breakfast and snack ideas, visit Chronicallyhopeful.com --------------------------------------------------- #ChronicallyHopeful #pwme #RoadToRecovery #Spoonie #sofalife #sickgirl #chronicillness #SpoonieLife #ChronicLife #disability #chronicpainwarrior #InvisibleIllness #lowbattery #StrongerThanYouThink #chronicillnesswarrior #ButYouDontLookSick #housebound #SpoonieBlogger #UKblogger #FaithBlogger #ChronicIllnessBlogger
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Today is my 1 year stomaversary. It's been a year since the surgery that started to put me back together after the biggest tragedy of my life. After this surgery I no longer needed a wound manager that was almost the size of my abdomen, I no longer needed long term drains, I no longer had fistulas ridding my body, I no longer needed TPN (IV nutrition), and I had a functioning permanent ileostomy. In the last year I've gotten more comfortable with my body as it is now, ileostomy and all. I still hate it sometimes, but it's better than being dead. I'm an extremely determined, stubborn, and hardheaded woman. I'm convinced it's why I didn't die, to the immense surprise of my surgeon and medical team, after I had Josie two years ago. But I'm also alive because my Ileostomy allows me to get the proper nutrition I need. I now live with chronic pain and may never walk normally again, but in the past few weeks I have picked up my daughter for the first time ever and took my first steps without a walker. I've been able to go out and do things with my husband, daughter, and the rest of my family more often, too. I keep making far more progress than my doctors and therapists ever expect. Even though life is far from where I ever imagined it would be right now, I'm still very determined to continue to prove my doctors wrong. I hope that by my second stomaversary, I'll be walking unassisted. #disability #disabledmom #sto#stomaary #stoma #fistula #ileostomy #ileostomybag #ileostomylife #ostomy #ostomybag #anniversary #chronicpain #ostomyawareness #chronicpainwarrior
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This is a pretty typical walk for me at 21 months post spinal fusion. I don't usually measure my distance - I just walk until I get bored or start feeling sunburned or run out of time. And I'm suuuuper slow, but that's mostly because I'm looking for treasures and doing lots & lots of squats (to pick up what I find). 🐚 I try to do this at least 3 times a week. Sometimes I walk faster or experiment with different inclines, but I always come back to my long, slow walks. They bring me the most joy & mental quiet.
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I just can't today. The swelling. The itching. The burning. The allergic reactions. The exhaustion. The nausea. This is hard. This has to work because I just can't do this. I just want to walk, sit, relax. I just want to be. I so very much want this to be the "it" moment that turns the last 10 years of pain into my history. #ijustcanttoday #imisslife #feelingsorryformyself #swollenandsore #misshavinganass #chronicpainwarrior #SCSimplantday3 #mynewnormal #timetochargemybutt #mylifeisamarathon
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Despite the constant bod pain and discomfort I feel literally the best I ever have 💪🔥💜✨👌😘💃🏻Head • Heart • Bod • Biz • Soul🦋✨💕 I’m a motherfuckin #machine 💃🏻🔥 #chronicpainwarrior #igotgoals #youareabadass • • • • • #mindbodygram #strongisbeautiful #motivations #chooselove #fitandcurvy #progression #fitgirlsinspire #beyou💯 #beyourownfitgirl #malabeads #weightlosssuccess #fitissexy #fightforit #fitwithfibro #liveinlove #beproudofyou #eastcoastgirl
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Do you follow our chargie of the day stories here on instagram ? You too could encourage and inspire others by sharing your chronic illness journey with us. To be featured a chargie of the day simply email or message us your story & a picture of yourself. --------------------------------------------------- 🌟 WIN unique chronic illness clothes from The Unchargeables Shop. Link to giveaway in bio. ---------------------------------------------------- #TheUnchargeables #Spoonie #unchargeables #chronicillness #Spoonies #SpoonieLife #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #disability #chronicpainwarrior #InvisibleIllness #autoimmune #supportgroup #lowonenergy #lowbattery #StrongerThanYouThink #chronicillnesswarrior #autoimmunedisease #fibromyalgia #raredisease #pcos #endometriosis #migraine #butyoudontlooksick
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Ultrasound went fine. I enjoyed my coffee @wishbone.nz are so reliable for a good flat white. And I love that I’ve come far enough in #edrecovery to HAVE a flat white not the americano with soy I always used to order. That frothy espresso is SOOO much better! 😋 Had to different scans done ✅ I won’t get the results for a few days and the technician gave nothing away, nor did the doctor who observed the second one (idk why??) and I don’t know what that screen was saying 😂 I see my GP on Monday (He’s finally back! Haven’t seen him in a month and what a hell of a month it has been 😑) and will get some further updates on results, my referrals, and to be able to catch him up on the further symptoms I’ve been having since my vaguely diagnosed infection that last landed me in the ward. @flaredown has been a godsend in the last month and I’m so glad it’s only 2 days now till I can talk to someone irl other than mum about the challenges with my lack of physical health. I feel like I’m always posting about it #sorryguys but at the same time there’s SOoo much of it that doesn’t go on here. I try to moderate it and also keep away from tmi. No one needs that lol 🙃 So hoping for some progress on the spoonie front in the next few days 🤞🏻🤞🏻
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This is a reminder that we all start somewhere.... I love when ppl tell me... I inspired them to do a headstand... But I try so hard to remind ppl.. That's not where I started . . . If you're interested in starting yoga... Start . . Yoga is for everyBODY 💖 • • • Figure Out How to Live Longer in the Good Moments no Matter How Short They Are 💙😘 • • • 💖💖 • • • #positivityovernegativity • • • 💖💖 • • • Physical invisible illnesses I live with daily: #kneeosteoarthritisbothknees #chrondromalaciapatellabothknees #tornlateralmensicusrightknee #hairlinetareinACLrightknee #bonespursonbothtibias #overweightwithbadknees • • • ✌🙏🕉 • • • ILoveMyJourney ProgressNotPerfection PracticeAndAllIsComing • • • • #BELIEVEINYOURPRACTICE 💖💚💙 ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° #dbtyogi #cbtyogi #selfloveisthebestlove #commit #noshameinmychronicpain #iliveinspiteofmypain #chronicpainwarrior #fuckexcuses #makeachange #yogaoffthemat #maketime #namaste #mindfulness #emotionregulation #selfcare #selfcompassion #happinessis #pleasureablemoments #inspire #motivate
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Sooooooooooooooo today is my 2 year yogaversary..... And I have to been practicing like I want too... At this exact moment I have e heartburn and a tummy ache kst.... It's been a rough 3 months... . . . But I am still proud of my journey so far . . Yoga has brought me to such an amazing place . . It's made me a different woman . . And I am so excited to continue my yoga journey and I can't wait to my 3rd yr yogaversary cuz it's gonna be wonderful • • • Figure Out How to Live Longer in the Good Moments no Matter How Short They Are 💙😘 • • • 💖💖 • • • #positivityovernegativity • • • 💖💖 • • • Physical invisible illnesses I live with daily: #kneeosteoarthritisbothknees #chrondromalaciapatellabothknees #tornlateralmensicusrightknee #hairlinetareinACLrightknee #bonespursonbothtibias #overweightwithbadknees • • • ✌🙏🕉 • • • ILoveMyJourney ProgressNotPerfection PracticeAndAllIsComing • • • • #BELIEVEINYOURPRACTICE 💖💚💙 ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° #dbtyogi #cbtyogi #selfloveisthebestlove #commit #noshameinmychronicpain #iliveinspiteofmypain #chronicpainwarrior #fuckexcuses #makeachange #yogaoffthemat #maketime #namaste #mindfulness #emotionregulation #selfcare #selfcompassion #happinessis #pleasureablemoments #inspire #motivate
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My little loves 😍😍 the power of a furbaby (or 2) is unmatchable in coping with chronic illness. Really helps with the isolation aspect 💓
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"Your wings already exist all you have to do is fly." 🐦🐚🐬🐠🌊 #stayingpostive #keepgoing #chronicpainwarrior #CRPS #fibromyalgia #Migraine #CFS #dreamingofspringbreak #TheUnbrokenSmile
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My illness has stolen much from me. But also gave me some great inner strengths. One is not to sweat the small stuff. Not worth the energy. I focus only on the essentials. We have bad days. Too many bad days for sure. But we see the bigger picture. We have perspective. A wider and higher perspective. That’s not bad. That’s very useful. #olympics #lupus #fibromyalgia #rhuematoidarthritis #spoonies #pwme #olympians #olympics2018 #POTS #msawareness #psoriasis #invisibleillness #chronicillness #cfs #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #lymedisease #Lyme #innerstrength #perspective #dontsweatthesmallstuff
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My illness has stolen much from me. But also gave me some great inner strengths. One is not to sweat the small stuff. Not worth the energy. I focus only on the essentials. We have bad days. Too many bad days for sure. But we see the bigger picture. We have perspective. A wider and higher perspective. That’s not bad. That’s very useful. #olympics #lupus #fibromyalgia #rhuematoidarthritis #spoonies #pwme #olympians #olympics2018 #POTS #msawareness #psoriasis #invisibleillness #chronicillness #cfs #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #lymedisease #Lyme #innerstrength #perspective #dontsweatthesmallstuff
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Which country are you from? I'm from Belgium 🇧🇪 #chronicillnes #chronicquotes #chronicale #chr#chronicpainior #chronicpain #chronicpainquotes #pain #quotes
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This resonates with me on so many levels, for so many reasons. You can be completely surrounded by people, their love and support, yet still feel utterly alone. This journey in life is our own... to understand, to evolve through, to hold ourselves accountable for and to grow with a purpose of higher good. We have our tribes of friends and family, some larger or smaller than others and quality counts here, over quantity, always. However; we all live lives no one else can truly ever understand, and it isn’t their responsibility to do so. Nor is it ours to fully understand the journey of others. We are here to love, support, to help each other overcome and achieve beautiful things, yes... but it is still a lonely road to travel, especially when ascension and transformation take place 🦋. Remember, the sun is alone too... but it STILL shines 💛☀️🌟 #chronicpainwarrior #chronicillnesswarrior #wegotthis #lonelyroad #sunstillshines #highergood #evolve #createoneselfendlessly #remember
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Want more entries? Go through this week’s posts and follow the instructions on each one!⠀ .⠀ I’m giving away samples of:⠀ .⠀ ✅SPM: (great for AI patients w/ inflammation processes out of control)⠀ ✅Probiotics⠀ .⠀ To enter into the week long giveaway (you can have multiple opportunities to enter):⠀ .⠀ 1. Follow me (if you haven’t already) @dr.laceychittle ✨⠀ 2. Like this picture 👍⠀ 3. Tag 2 friends in the comments who’ve dealt with their own Autoimmune journey.🤗⠀ .⠀ **Must do everything to be entered into win the giveaway**⠀ .⠀ Throughout the rest of the week there will be other ways you can enter your name into the drawing. More entries = more chances you have to win.⠀ .⠀ The winner will be contacted tomorrow!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #chronicpain⠀ #chronicpainwarrior⠀ #adrenalfatigue⠀ #chronicpainsyndrome⠀ #chronicpainmanagement⠀ #adrenalfatiguerecovery⠀ #functionalfitness⠀ #functionalmedicine⠀ #drlaceychittle⠀ #functionalfoods⠀ #functionalnutrition⠀ #integrativemedicine⠀ #autoimmunedisease⠀ #aip⠀ #autoimmunepaleo⠀ #autoimmunehealing⠀ #autoimmunewellness⠀ #autoimmunediet⠀ #hashimotos⠀ #hashimoto⠀ #thyroidhealth⠀ #hashimotodiet⠀ #healinghashimotos⠀ #thyroiditis⠀ #eatforhealth⠀ #foodismedicine⠀ #whole30food⠀ #eatcleandiet⠀ #eatcleantips⠀ #integrativenutrition
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Yummy dinner tonight! I have an awesome cook 😉 tonight we have some chicken with veggies and some awesome spices, and some sweet potatoes that were jenga stacked for me heheh 😋 i’m lucky to have someone cheering up a grey painful day ☺️ This diet is still going well, and in hard days like this its much harder to stick to it but i know my body will thank me in the end 😇 . . . . . . . . #lucky #spo#spo#spoonie #you#youtube> #youtube #chronicallyfabulous #fib#fibro #foodporn #glutenfree #paleo #fibro #fibrowarrior #fibromyalgia #spoonie #spoonielife #spooniewarrior #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicallyliving #chronicpainwarrior #spooniefood #foodshot #sweetpotato
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Oh do I love my food 😁😁😋😋😋 tonight's dinner hexb wrap filled with roast chicken thighs, bacon, peppers, tomatoes and cress with salad dressing and a side order of roasted broccoli for myself and steak and salad with a pita bread with roasted broccoli for Thing 2 breakfast: coffee, apple, pear and oranges....lunch: my SW quiche(6syns) with chicken no dessert tonight I am full🔋#sw #slimmingworldjourney #myslimmingworldjourney #swfood #swmotivation #swmafia #nevergiveup #workingonme #workingmum #foodgloriosfood #doingmybest #eatclean #eatfoodlooseweight #eatlikeaqueen #blackgirlmagic #myhomelife #mygirlsmylife #bodymagic #rheumatoidarthritis #chronicpainwarrior
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Think before you judge.... ❤️ Jen x --------------------------------------------------- 🌟 WIN unique chronic illness clothes from The Unchargeables Shop. Link to giveaway in bio. ---------------------------------------------------- #TheUnchargeables #Spoonie #unchargeables #chronicillness #Spoonies #SpoonieLife #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #disability #chronicpainwarrior #InvisibleIllness #autoimmune #supportgroup #lowonenergy #lowbattery #StrongerThanYouThink #chronicillnesswarrior #autoimmunedisease #fibromyalgia #raredisease #pcos #endometriosis #migraine #butyoudontlooksick
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Got my IV today, it went surprisingly well considering I was nauseated before the IV. I spent the rest of my day in bed watching The Crown. I’m very tired and the Lidocaine is making everything hurt, so hopefully I’ll be able to eat a bit of something and take my pain meds. Let’s hope this IV brings about much needed pain relief. ✌🏻💖 #ChronicLyme #LymeDisease #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #CFSME #Fib#Fibrogia #Fibro #ChronicIllness #ChronicallyIll #InvisibleIllness #invisibleillnessawareness #Disabled #Disability #Spoonie #Lymie #ChronicLife #LymeWarrior #LymeDontKillMyVibe #ChronicPainWarrior #SpoonieCommunity #myphotos
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Host Profile #4 @zanacurios // @ely_lunerouge ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Elysha is a tough cookie, living creatively through her art with Etsy. A badass warrior who wants other women to arm themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Expert knowledge is limited with many of our conditions but by educating ourselves we become our own experts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So Elysha, what’s it like living with a hidden condition? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “There are so many obstacles you have to face, it affects everything; physically, emotionally, mentally, relationships and careers. Even though I have a great support system, it feels like a lonely battle.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It seems quite common that with Endometriosis, we can have other conditions, at the age of 7, I had widespread Vitiligo (an auto-immune condition which causes depigmentation of your skin colour) and after my Endo surgery, I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I think it takes one person to speak up and the others will follow, and when us warriors put our voices together, we will be indestructible!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You took the words right out of my mouth Elysha. #theprojectpatchwork
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It was so nice to get out for a third day in a row with the girls. My back paid the price but to see them so happy and excited... and not fighting with each other it made it worth it. ☀️👯‍♀️ I need to find a happy medium between keeping my girls happy and my pain levels. I hope with the warm weather will mean that I can just pop the back door open pull out a chair and just watch my girls play while I work and rest my back. I just need to find a decent outdoor chair setup now 😂🙈 . . #twinmomma #twins #fibrowarrior #chronicpainwarrior #fibromyalgia #backpain #fibromum #twinmum #lifewithtwins #momlife #comeonsummer
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You’re awesome no matter what you’ve been led to believe, by whoever has led you to that opinion! Remember we are all unique, we’re all flawed but we’re all our own person which makes us the coooooolest 💁🏼‍♀️ Happy Friday Jr!
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I just wanted to say I am soooo very thankful for everyone's love and concern. But to clarify the rumors: I DID NOT have a stroke. I was admitted into Redlands Community Hospital on Sunday and got to come home on Tuesday. Im still going thru a hard time but Im taking it one day at a time and Im thankful with the little bit of improvement that comes with each day. I just wanted to clarify so that my friends and family dont worry unnecessarily. #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Lupus #Fibromyalgia #NonEpilepticSeizures #HashimotosThyroiditis #MyNewNormal #LupieNinja #LivingTheBestLife #ChronicIllnessWarrior #ChronicPainWarrior #TheJourney #LupusSLE #Spoonie #PurpleButterfly #IAmNotMyIllness #LifestyleBlogger #Photography
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