I believe we can restore and support one another by sharing our beautiful, yet sometimes painful stories with each other. I know what it feels like to live with pain on the inside but look fine on the outside, and I’ve struggled with it since 2013. I was diagnosed with Devic’s disease (NMO) in 2019 after they found five brain lesions and optical neuritis and was diagnosed with lupus in 2013.
The summer before my diagnosis in October, I had lost sight in my left eye, was throwing up everyday, couldn’t eat, and had a migraine for close to two months. They couldn’t find anything wrong with me. When October hit a couple months later, I lost vision in my right eye and had extreme head pain. That’s when all my MRI scans showed brain lesions and optic neuritis.
Taking matters into my own hands.
In 2019, I thought – somethings gotta give. I was so tired of being sick all the time so I changed my lifestyle. You can read that story here.
The sole reason for changing my way of eating and living is simple. I was forced to change for the better when I was diagnosed with a rare disease that affects my central nervous system. My choice of lifestyle is a result of being scared to death that I would become permanently blind or disabled, and my story goes from there.
The benefits from healthy living have restored my body. I rarely get headaches, body discomfort, and fatigue. I have gained energy and happiness. And though I can’t control my diagnosis, I can control what I feed and put on my body!
I’m on a journey of fighting for my health every day, and I want to tell the world that though we can’t control illness,, we can control what we feed our bodies. And even if it helps in some small way, we have the power.