Mourning Your Life Before Autoimmune Disease

Mourning Your Life Before Autoimmune Disease

Mourning Your Life Before Autoimmune Disease

𝘐 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬,”⁣


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I remember thinking as I ugly cried in the fetal position in my closet so my kids couldn’t hear me.⁣


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I felt devastated,⁣


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heartbroken,⁣


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and no longer recognized my life.⁣


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I was mourning.⁣


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And I let myself mourn.⁣


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I needed time and space to wrap my head around my chronic illness.⁣


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Then, after my diagnosis, I needed time and space to wrap my head about the fact that my disease is lifelong and incurable.⁣


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At that point, I did not know that I’d be able to find relief through nutrition and lifestyle.⁣


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I just knew I wanted 𝐦𝐞 back.⁣


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So…I got to work.⁣


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Slowly and ungracefully, I changed my nutrition and lifestyle habits, and worked on my mindset.⁣


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A funny thing happened.⁣


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I didn’t get my old life back.⁣


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I got something even better.⁣


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A new life more beautiful than I thought possible when I was at my worst.⁣


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And I am so thankful…⁣


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thankful for the opportunity to learn, grow, and become a better version of myself.⁣


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You see, I realized the secret about heartbreak and autoimmune disease….⁣


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each holds an opportunity.⁣


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An opportunity for us to…⁣


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learn,⁣


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grow,⁣


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love deeper,⁣


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and become stronger.⁣


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But here’s the kicker…⁣


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It’s up to 𝐮𝐬 to grab that opportunity and run with it.⁣


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Nobody is going to do it for us.⁣


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It’s up to us.⁣


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𝐖𝐞 get to decide if we want to brush that opportunity aside and blame it for ruining our lives…⁣


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or if we see the opportunity as a new chapter in the story of our lives.⁣


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I’ve done both.⁣


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The first got me nowhere I want to be again.⁣


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The second?⁣


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Well, it got me here…⁣


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rebuilding my life into something more beautiful than I thought possible.⁣


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𝒴𝑜𝓊 𝑔𝑒𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝒸𝒽𝑜𝑜𝓈𝑒 𝓉𝑜𝑜.

Sending you loads of love and support!

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