What you see isn't all you get. What is it to be masculine? Macho? Is it never giving in or admitting to pain? Or is it just the opposite? Often we assume stereotypes of gender without even realising, I'm using photography to illustrate the hidden. Male or female, if you would like to be part of this project, please leave me a message. #love #mas#masculinityisfragile #mentalgrowth #understanding #pai#pai#painrelief #pain #warrior #truth #invisibleillnessawareness #hiddenillness #photooftheday #model #hiddenillnesses #art #masculinity #chronicpain #malemodel #chronicillness #inspire #hiddenillnessawareness #men#mentalhealthrecovery #exercise #painrelief #tattoo #mentalhealth #health #tattooart #mentalhealthawareness #tattooed #backpain
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La tua mente ..crede a tutto ciò che tu gli dici!! Lei si fida di te!! Per cui raccontagli quello che vuoi e lei ti aiuterà..pero’ raccontaglielo in modo deciso e sentito ...lei ti credera’❤️ Porta avanti i tuoi obiettivi senza paura...o per lo meno non fermarti alla paura ..alla pigrizia !!😊 Questo percorso ..insegna tutto ciò😉 Ti senti perso ..non sai da dove iniziare ..? Parte tutto da qui’😉 ✔️se vuoi inf ..metti un OK..quì sotto!! #health#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawarness#toptags#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthrecivery#invisibleillnessawareness #minset#control#livingfree #businesspassion#businesstoptags#education#learn#build#successmindset#businesslife#goodlife#motivation#motivated
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This darn #Diverticulitis will not let up. Met with a new gastroenterologist today who seems determined to get to the root of the problem. She switched my antibiotics, since the first round didn’t seem to be working. But I have been in terrible pain since the abdominal exam. I hope the new antibiotics aren’t making things worse. #Endometriosis #EndometriosisSister #EndometriosisWarrior #EndometriosisAwareness #EndometriosisSurvivor #EndometriosisSupport #EndoSister #EndoAwareness #EndoWarrior #Chr#ChronicPain #Lupus #LupusSupport #LupusWarrior #LupusNephritis #Arthritis #LupusPain #LupusAwareness #ArthritisSupport #ArthritisAwareness #ArthritisWarrior #DiverticulitisSucks #Chr#ChronicIllnessAwareness #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #ChronicPainAwareness #Inv#InvisibleIllnessAwareness #ChronicFatigue #InvisibleIllness #MomInChronicPain
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This past week has been very frustrating. Having invisible disabilities can be difficult. Just because you can't see someone's disorders doesn't mean they aren't there. I shouldn't have to feel like I need to prove anything to others. But that's been reality for me lately. I am that type of person who likes to hide how I'm feeling and not show pain or weakness. There's times my family doesn't even know when I'm not feeling well. But what you don't see is when I'm throwing up, fainting, moaning and groaning because I am in severe pain, when I can't finish chores around the house because I'm constantly taking breaks, when my body can't get out of bed because I don't have enough strength and need to use a walker just to get to the bathroom, when I have fevers, and more. I constantly get assumptions made about me because "I don't look that sick." Invisible disabilities are tough. A reason for me creating this account is to help spread awareness and share my journey of the struggles I battle with and also the positives of my life too.
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Ever wish you could get the basics for feeling better with UC? Just what works without the extra stuff? . Well, here's your chance! Click the link in the bio to get A Cheat Sheet for Living and Feeling Better with UC ✨
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Sometimes you've got to encourage yourself... You got this 🌷
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Last month I was diagnosed with a chronic illness known as Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) - also known as Interstitial Cystitis (IC). • I’m hoping to use this as a platform to bring awareness to PBS and to share treatment ideas with other warriors. To be honest, I’m not at a place in my journey where I feel capable of motivating others. But, I’m hoping that through prayer and more research I’ll be able to get to that place of acceptance and resilience soon. • Painful Bladder Syndrome - and everything that comes with it - is my hard. As a child of God, I know that this is just a season. ❤️
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“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson . Check out my experience with UC and how I overcame it. Link in the bio ♡
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Just a reminder ✨
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I finally made it downstairs today. It took me a LONG time. I was SO exhausted and moving from bed was painful. So I sat outside and took in some fresh air and continued resting up for tomorrow...our first day BACK at the Polynesian Village Resort! Hoping my body is ready for a LONG day and LOTS of people 👏🏼🤞 @sadie_the_service_dog is ready!! 🐶#backtowork #medicalleave #fmla #disability #disabled #chronicillness #chronicillnessawareness #invisibleillnessawareness #invisibledisabilities #dysautonomia #pots #gastroparesis #gjtube #tubie #feedingtube #mastcellactivationdisorder #mastcelldisease #anaphylaxis #ehlersdanlossyndrome #ehlersdanlostype3 #heds #immunodeficiency #gullianbarrésyndrome #spoonie #spoonielife #spoonieprobs #spooniestrong #servicedog
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You can nourish your body and still eat good with UC. Mix it up and you will be surprised at all the options you have. photo via @salusfreshfoods
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Making Memes are my latest therapeutic exercise in the battle that is #ChronicIllness #SarcasmSavesLives
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At the ER. Severe lower back pain, possible kidney stone, yet says they are full after being told they aren't legally allowed to ask for papers that don't exist for Service Animals in the USA. . . . #servicedogintraining #servicedogssavelives #servicedogsrock #endbslworldwide #pitbullmomma #pitbullnation #workinglikeadog #pitbullove #fitness #fitservicedog #dontbullymybreed #pitbullsofinstagram #servicedogsofinstagram #spoiledpitty #invisibleillnessawareness #invisibledisability #notalldisabilitiesarevisible #respectthevest
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There are certain foods that can make the symptoms of UC worse. This is 10 of them. Mine were red meat, spicy foods, popcorn, coffee, and dairy. Everyone will have different trigger foods. . Get the full list in the Cheat Sheet ⇡ Link in bio ✨
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Waiting to be taken to an ER room since Momma is having severe pain in her lower back around her kidneys. The nurse, who came to get us the first time, tried demanding papers for me then claimed to be full. Calling bullshit right there cause they just allowed someone to visit a patient who was already admitted. If they were full, then they wouldn't have been let back. . . Our Pawtners 🐾 @_namdoge_ 🐾 @finnick_the_service_beast . . . #servicedogintraining #servicedogssavelives #servicedogsrock #endbslworldwide #pitbullmomma #pitbullnation #workinglikeadog #pitbullove #fitness #fitservicedog #dontbullymybreed #pitbullsofinstagram #servicedogsofinstagram #spoiledpitty #invisibleillnessawareness #invisibledisability #notalldisabilitiesarevisible #respectthevest
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Please read my latest blog about Kaylee and Invisible Disorders. I'm hoping it makes a difference for my daughter and others like her. Link in profile (kayleesmama.com) Xoxo.
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Smoothies and juices can be a safe options during a UC flare-up. As long as the smoothie doesn't contain too much fiber, it's something to give a try.
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also this is ME! a bad quality photo but ME! also I just remembered I get to job shadow a mortician! he has to call my mom back to set up the dates and that makes me so happy! #fib#fibrogia #teenfibromyalgia #chronicpain #chronicillness #fibro #invisibleillnessawareness #fibrofog #happy
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"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates . Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb with a distinctive yellow color. It has been used for medicinal purposes and to treat a variety of conditions for years. It's a spice I incorporated into my cooking and recipes to help with UC. For better absorption of turmeric, it's recommended to add black pepper to turmeric.
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Mamas. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. You need to take care of YOU! That starts with your mind, body and soul. What if I could get you: ✨ Personal development ✨ Simple whole food nutrition ✨ Support and accountability ✨ Daily encouragement and affirmations AND getting you closer to being the healthiest version of you physically and emotionally?! Would you be ready to put you first?! Put down the Mom-guilt. Put your face mask on first. Fill your own cup. And let me help and support you along the way. ☺️🙏🏼 I’m here, you just have to say #whynotme and #whynotnow . . . . . . #cantpourfromanemptycup #selfcarematters #selfcaretips #selfcarecoach #betteringmyself #takecareofyoufirst #fibromyalgiawarrior #ppdawareness #invisibleillnessawareness
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Hubby Haul Friday - um ok! Thanks babe 💰 is for girls night Saturday to celebrate my bestie’s birthday. My haul today included Epsom Salt & Incense {faves} an Arizona Mug ☕️, and flowers 💐 {not pictured} freaking love this guy. @husbands_against_implants
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A bit of humour to lighten the post 😂 had another appointment with my neurosurgeon today and talked through the operation and I will probably be getting my op date soon, op expected to be within 6 weeks - it almost feels surreal I've never had an op before and I feel so strange about it - I'm used to being ill but this is new to me. ----------------------------------- #me #cfs #mecfs #cfsme #myalgicencephalomyelitis #chronicillness #chronicillnesses #chronicfatiguesyndrome #millionsmissing #millionsmissinguk #uk #awareness #invisibleillness #invisibleillnesses #spoonie #spoonies #aspoonieslife #invisibleillnessawareness #brainfog #butyoudontlooksick #spooniestruggle #chi#chiarimalformation #chi#chiari1ormation #chiari1 #chiari
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tfw you go to the doctor with rly high levels of pain and you don't know if it's just a rly bad flare up or if you're just getting sick #fib#fibrogia #teenfibromyalgia #chronicpain #chronicillness #fibro #invisibleillnessawareness #fibrofog
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With UC, things can be tough! But hang in there, keep going, and don't give up. You are strong 💪
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How cute is this little crystal package? I signed up for this because my 8 year old absolutely loves learning about stones, rocks and collects them. This is for her birthday but I’m loving the smudge and the beautiful stones it came with! My little spirit child is opening up a new hobby for both of us. 😁 #fuckthismoldshit 🖤
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Our hotel this weekend was truly stunning. The artwork was crazy good. And accessible other than 5 steps! ❤️#adventuresofadisabledgirl #hydepark #london #art #hotel #nightaway #beautiful #sel#selflovecamp #selfloveisthebestlove #selfcare #selflove #behappy #bekind #bopo #bodypositive #bodypositivity #effyourbeautystandards #bodyacceptance #bodyconfidence #dis#disabledandcute #disabled #disability #invisibleillnessawareness #eds #hms #awareness #chronicillness #chronicpain #bendy
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❤️Just a few comments that EVERY person with chronic pain and chronic illnesses have had,that can be very invalidating(not that people do it intentionally)🌟Telling me I’m too young to suffer the way I do makes me feel worse not better. Just some food for thought 💭 #pain #noage #mylife #thoughts #sel#selflovecamp #selfloveisthebestlove #selfcare #selflove #behappy #bekind #bopo #bodypositive #bodypositivity #effyourbeautystandards #bodyacceptance #bodyconfidence #dis#disabledandcute #disabled #disability #invisibleillnessawareness #eds #hms #awareness #chronicillness #chronicpain #bendy
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As it will be RARE DISEASE day in a few days. I would like to applauded everyone who is fighting any kind of Rare/invisible disease. I have encountered,and became friends with lots of you guys. Anyone who is dealing with it, and reading this I'm hella proud of everyone. The pain you go through, and the judgment. Looking good on the outside. But fighting a damn storm, take a bow and be proud of yourself. I know we are the worst critics so chin up. I was diagnosed almost 5 years ago, to a rare painful disease called Hidradenitis Suppurativa. We get cyst/boils all over our bodies. They can accrue in hours, days, or months. Can be hard to work, sit, walk, and go about our lives. We get antibiotics, pain meds, and surgeries. To help cope with it for a short period of time. Some can't work, hospitalized for days and weeks. We feel ashamed, and a failure at times. As it's not a common disease, there is no research done. so we just have to live our lives and manage through it. Shedding a little light, and hope one day will get the awareness and research done. My warriors through the tears, aches, pains and visitors to the hospital. I cry for you,and see you. The days when you know that you can't keep going. Remember the one thing that will keep u moving forward. I know it's hard at times. When you think you can't get through the day. Don't ever forget how far u have come.All my RARE DISEASE WARRIORS. Keep up the fight, and love yourself and the journey that your in. Don't ever give up, and make a life that you have been given through the struggles and pains. ❤️💚 . . . . #chronicpain #warrior #hs #invisibleillnessawareness #sickness #hidradenitissuppurativa #raredisease #raiseawarness #disease #needacure #surgeon #dermatology #droz #needhelp #cyst #fatigue #ellendegeneres
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Just a little self congratulating post to say I reached my goal of losing the full 40+lbs/4 clothing sizes I had put back on since we moved here. I feel like *myself* again, and I love choosing what I want to wear based on my tastes rather than what’s available in extended sizing or what hides certain self conscious areas the best. Today I even got to shower, blow dry my hair, and throw a quick bit of makeup on. These last two years made the five that came before them look like a cakewalk in comparison, but I’M STILL HERE, and that’s worth a rare selfie in celebration. #ImStillHere
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happy #frihighday my fellow stoners 💕💨 it’s a super gloomy day in #toronto today and I’m still fighting a fierce battle with my illnesses, flare ups are truly no joke 🤕 sending all my love to my fellow fighters of #chronicillness 🙏🏻🙏🏻 stay strong, stay high, stay medicated 💚💚 . . . . ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #fueledbythc #cannabiscommunity #stonerlife #710 #medicalmarijuana #stonersofig #canadianstoners #dabbersdaily #highlife #dabsociety #staymedicated #chronicpain #stonergirl #chronicpainsurvivor #420society #weshouldsmoke #invisibleillnessawareness #medicalcannabis #710life #stonersofinstagram
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Mamas. Read this. Now read it again. No don’t say “but that doesn’t apply...” or “yeah as soon as I...” Nope. Now. Take care of you now. I’ll post more later about how I can help 🙏🏼😌 . . . . . . #cantpourfromanemptycup #selfcarematters #selfcaretips #selfcarecoach #betteringmyself #takecareofyoufirst #fibromyalgiawarrior #ppdawareness #invisibleillnessawareness
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Really honoured to be a part of this 💖 Thanks for sharing 💖🥄✨💜💕 #Repost @sunshine_stationery_boxes ・・・ #spo#spoonie boxes being packed up this weekend. Includes a brooch from @chronicallydivine 🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄 Available now via the online shop (link in bio) Contents may vary . . . #sunshinestationery #chronicillness #giftbox #happypost #inv#invisibleillnesseness #invisibleillness #spoonie #chronicallydivine #pingame #pingamestrong
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Had a long day just got back from my pulmonary doctor and they think i might have pulmonary hypertension due to my dermatomyositis and what it does to my heart and lungs They put me on albuterol only as needed to help with my breathing Thank god i got options to choose from 🙏🏼
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It was my junior year in college and I knew something wasn't right with how I was feeling when I ate. I wasn't digesting my food well. Also, my abdominal area was not feeling great either. I didn't know what it was.. a few weeks later I went to the doctor to find out what was going on. I went to my appointment and they ran some tests. It was not even 30 minutes after I left the clinic that I received multiple phone calls (because I missed the first call) from the doctor saying that I needed to quickly come back... [continue reading at www.rhodalove.com/aloewell. Link in the bio✨]
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Hello! I'm Rhoda. I'm finally here to share my experience with ulcerative colitis. This is a long time coming! I was diagnosed with moderate to severe UC back in 2011 and it has been quite a journey. I remember having many down moments with UC- the medications, flare-ups, feeling tired all the time, not knowing what to eat, and more. There was a lot of trial and error for me, medicines, diets, supplements.. It was definitely a struggle and annoying. . I became obsessed with figuring out how to manage this condition. I just knew that there was a way for me to heal my gut. Well today, I'm there now.. both symptom-free and medicine-free. I've had no surgery. I still can't believe it. I learned that healing the gut from UC is possible from my experience and other stories I have heard. I'm now here to share my experience and to encourage those suffering with UC. . You are not alone! Don't give up the fight. Getting knowledge empowers you and gives you insight. I'm here to do that. I hope you follow along! 💜
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