I have homonymous hemianopsia, which means I have visual field loss on the same side of both eyes.
As I’m writing this, today marks my one year anniversary of making the decision to go vegan. I say ‘making the decision’ purely because I can’t attest to actually being vegan for a whole year, yet! But, I'll touch on this later.
These are the words that I, and anybody else with an invisible illness, hear every day.
TRY to imagine a world without chocolate. No more hot chocolate, hot fudge, or red velvet. Almost every type of sweet food can incorporate chocolate. The local grocery stores are filled with chocolate cakes, chocolate cookies, chocolate ice cream, and much more. On Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and even Easter, chocolate reigns as the top choice for sweets to be distributed. It is no argument that the world loves chocolate. The argument rises when it comes to whether or not that love is beneficial to our health. For many people, chocolate can be a “guilty pleasure” or something they eat on the cheat days of their diets. This is because it is mainly seen and appreciated for its sugary contents. When chocolate is seen in a healthy light, it is always dark chocolate that gets the shine. Milk chocolate is always left behind in the shadows and deemed as the “unhealthy” chocolate. However, recent studies suggest that maybe milk chocolate isn’t as unhealthy as previously assumed and can maybe even hold a candle to dark chocolate when it comes to health benefits. Although milk chocolate shouldn’t become your new go-to healthy snack, hopefully, you won’t feel so guilty and like you’re doing your body injustice when you splurge and eat that chocolate bar.
I hate it when people assume that mental health isn't a real problem. It is awful and can be just as bad if not worse than physical health problems. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I suffer from severe anxiety and depression, but I also have several physical health problems such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Asthma, lower back pain, possible Urticaria, possible Appendicitis, and many more. You can't see most of those, but they are definitely real. My anxiety is there 24 hours a day, and I can't do anything about it. I am constantly struggling with my mental health, so when my physical health starts playing up I feel so much worse.
I started my weight loss journey about two weeks ago and I have already seen a difference. When I first started a weighed 15 stone, 9 3/4lbs. I weighed myself today and I have reached 15 stone, 0 3/4lbs. That is a total difference of 9lbs. That is amazing.
Sitting at Bryce's baseball games during Spring break, my body shut down. I was in so much pain Bryce's mother had to take me back to our condo room. My head was pounding and my body was shutting down. It can be kind of scary when my body starts to shut down. It happens anytime, anywhere. I was so frustrated I couldn't stay for the game. The vacation was to support my husband but felt like I had failed him. I took a hot bath and after just sat in a chair, overlooking the ocean. Barely able to move, I closed my eyes and listened to the ocean. Soon, I fell asleep for hours and didn't wake up until Lilly and the grandparents arrived back at the room. I laid in my bed and watched them eat dinner. I still had no energy. I truly cherish the days I feel good because on a bad day my life is very different. The pain is so intense at times that my body feels like it's on fire.
Diabetes is the type of disease that no one knows about or only knows about one of the two types. Yes, there are two different ones. The unknown type is Type 1. The well-known type is Type 2. Here are the differences and similarities.
Move over açai and goji berries. Mother nature's superfoods are skyrocketing health because they contain tons of impressive healing properties.
There are people who swear that sleeping nude is the only way to go, and until recently I was definitely not one of those people. I was cuddly, snuggly pyjamas and socks in bed kind of person (yes, I wore socks to bed).
Published about a year ago
Frequent trips to the restroom, feeling like you have to "go" even though you just went, small little drops, burning pain, chills... I know this feeling all too well along with many other women today. Urinary tract infections, as many women have experienced, make it nearly impossible to go about our daily lives. It sucks having to go somewhere whether it's work, school, an event, etc. I have suffered from UTI's since I was the age of about 5, which is why I consider mine chronic. I cannot tell you how many times I've gotten asked at the doctor's "how do you wipe?" or "are you wiping back to front?" This question made sense when I was a child but it is embarrassing even having to answer that now. Like Ma’am/sir, "I KNOW HOW TO WIPE MY ASS!" Aside from having to go to the doctor's, I have gotten sick of all the antibiotics and that disgusting "burnt" aftertaste. Antibiotics or not, it always comes back anyway. So, I am here to tell you how I have managed to remain "UTI free" for two years now with three simple things! I know, I know, it doesn't seem like much but considering how many times a year I used to get it, this is a MIRACLE! Keep reading to hear about how I achieved this without ANTIBIOTICS!
Published about a year ago
You feel ill. You moan to your partner, mum, friend, colleague, or cat... What do they say?