Invisible you…

I haven’t posted about this in a while, but it doesn’t mean I have forgotten about you.  I live with it everyday, so you are in my thoughts.  For those of you who are new to my blog, I am talking about invisible diseases.  The kind where you have symptoms, have gone to doctors and they can’t seem to figure out what is wrong with you.  I recently found this website and wanted to share it here.  I am in different online support groups, and even if we have slightly different problems, the root of the problem is always the same.  Getting someone to listen, really listen to you, and understand where you are coming from.

The majority of us are more educated about our illnesses as a result of our ongoing frustration and research in order to find some ray of hope in our daily struggles.  I never stop reading.  I want to stay ahead of the game.  As many of you are aware, I have hereditary hemochromatosis that caused a few other things to spiral out of control.  The latest thing that happened was stomach pain in the past year.  I have started “trying” to go gluten-free, but admit I haven’t been as focused on it as I could.  Today I went to the bookstore with a friend of mine and picked up a copy of The Eat-Clean Diet Stripped.  I feel like I hit a dead-end and I needed some new thoughts, so I wanted to see this in action.  I am trying to change my eating for exactly 28 days withOUT cheating (ahem seriously) and see how I feel.  I will definitely let you know.  In the meantime, I am still pinning gluten-free recipes, moderating my exercise, and trying to reduce stress in my life.  Ha ha ha ha, “reduce stress”.  Where was I?

Oh, let me know if you have made any changes my friends, and the results you are seeing.  One of my blogger friends just posted something the other day about running a half-marathon soon.  Way to go!  Let me know what you are doing to move forward.  I appreciate all of your support and I am right here with you.  Life is about not giving up, and helping yourself first.

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”  ~Audrey Hepburn

And that my friends, is post 200:)  Bringing it right back around where I started.

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