_Finally, its here! 2015 was a complete trip, filled with tons of stress. Legal challenges, three surgeries in 3 months in a row, 5 month house hunt, closing on a home and moving, start of a new school for my son, disdain for my J.O.B., and survival of a stroke and the growth of my business. Through it all...I'm still standing bitches! (of course that last part only applies to a select few people). This is the strength of how strongly I feel about where I have been, what I have been through to get to this place and where I am going.
I was that chick. I was in seemingly good health. It was a lot better than the years prior. I had lost 40 lbs in a year. I had put my hypothyroid in remission. I corrected the inflammation in my joints. I discovered what was causing breakouts. I got the diagnoses of a genetic autoimmunity which is controlled with the foods I eat. I went from a ton of prescribed medications to a few supplements. My BMI was no longer in the obese category. I don't have diabetes or heart disease. My blood work was generally good. Yet, despite all the improvements, I was under a lot of stress that was causing my blood pressure to fluctuate from low to extremely high and was operating on very little sleep.
On October 23, 2015, I had a stroke. I knew what it was after about 4 hours as my numb foot turned into my whole right side. I drove to the hospital lacking the other normal stroke symptoms. After a CT scan and MRI, it was confirmed. Now I go to rehab 4 times a week and I am progressing. The moral to this story is to, let shit go, get lots of rest, you are your own best health advocate and keep it moving.
In my quest to keep it moving, I am creating a series of ebooks called, "Ask Yourself... questions you need to address to thrive in 2016". The first topic for the month of January is, 10 ways to be more respectful to your body in 2016. You may get your copy by clicking the ebook title or you can get all of the series throughout 2016, by adding yourself to the mail list in the box to the right.
I hope to be able to connect with you throughout the year. I would love to hear your "thrive " details for and in 2016.
Having the stresses of caring for a child with health concerns and going through the termination of a failed marriage, I developed my own chronic health issues. and survived a stroke. My personal experience and research of stroke and autoimmune diseases, lead me to help myself and others.