Six years ago, 21-year-old me, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. That explained why my body was falling apart with pain. That also explained my warlord’s mood swings, exhaustion, TMJ, anxiety, and depression! Then along came painkillers and anti-depressants that nuked my stomach. I started a vomit fest that sent me to the ER for anti-acids because I couldn’t digest medicine orally. My creative writing was cast aside and my blogs lay dead. I was not fully functioning. That was no way to live, I was about adventures!
My power story began on a hospital bed, being injected with Omeprazole while my stomach burned. It came from God because it was more about my faith strengthening up to take charge over my mind and body. I announced I was going home, and threw away the medicine – except for the anti-acids that I began taking orally. Light exercise, self-help, creative writing, prayers, and cooking pulled me through. I know I can change people’s lives with my words, it was time I changed mine.
This year, in 2013, my chiropractic took a look at my lower back x-ray. They’ve made a discovery that I have a deviant spine! It’s called the Bertolotti’s syndrome where my fifth vertebra has an extra bone outgrowth that is fuses to my hip joint. Only five percent of people in the world have this structure! The restricted movement is why I have chronic lower back pain. I need an exercise and stress-free lifestyle, I’m working on it.
I’m fighting the anxiety and depression demons, managing a household, finishing a fabulous MBA degree, and planning to co-partner a bakery business with my sister Sara – my superhero sidekick! Remember, each one of you ladies is a rock star. Just ignite your flame, burn the stage down in all glory. This is all one big adventure! Do visit me at www.theabbie.com.
The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.