Let me start this off by saying IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE CANCER TALK TO A DOCTOR AND GET TREATMENT. Now that that’s over with let me continue, I am 16-years-old and I hate school. But then again who doesn’t? I also have major anxiety problems (yaaay)! I’ve had anxiety for as long as I remember and they were always at their worst the night before school started. My stomach would hurt, I would puke, and I couldn’t sleep. That has happened ever since I went to the 3rd grade.
Caffeine culture is global in its reach because people socialize at coffee shops. Caffeine addiction is all about drinking coffee with somebody. I’d go out when I didn’t want to be alone back when I was an addict from 1992-2010. Yes, I started the slippery slope of caffeine addiction back when I was in 6th or 7th grade. Children have trouble recognizing addictions but if treated, they can. Caffeine gives most people an energy boost, particularly when they feel they cannot function because they didn’t get enough sleep. In this world, many do not sleep the whole night.
My story starts the day I was born; I was born at 1:13 AM in the middle of July, and I wasn’t breathing. It took four minutes from when I entered the world for me to take my first breath, and in that time, a scar formed on my brain due to the lack of oxygen. This scar causes something called Cerebral Palsy (we’re going to call this CP from now on) and I suffered from then on.
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.
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