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Wellness Warrior - Fighting for Life in Fabulous Shoes

Wellness Warrior-Fighting for Life in Fabulous Shoes

1. The illness I live with is: Myasthenia Gravis

2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 2008

3. But I had symptoms since: Same time

4. The biggest adjustment I had to make is: Realizing I’m not superman

5. Most people assume:  I am (haha)

6. The hardest part about mornings are: Getting up

7. My favorite medical TV show is: I think most are stupid

8. A gadget I couldn’t live without is: My smart phone

9. The hardest part about nights are: Breathing

10. Each day I take 21 pills & vitamins. (No comments, please)

11. Regarding alternative treatments I: They keep me chugging along

12. If I had to choose between an invisible illness or visible I would choose: Neither!

13. Regarding working and career: It’s hard but important to contribute

14. People would be surprised to know: I have no depth perception 

15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been: I can’t always be there for my family

16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was: Travel –  but I can!

17. The commercials about my illness: There are none.  Ever.

18. Something I really miss doing since I was diagnosed is: Running

19. It was really hard to have to give up: staying out at night

20. A new hobby I have taken up since my diagnosis is: blogging

21. If I could have one day of feeling normal again I would: Go to Disneyland (duh)

22. My illness has taught me: How strong I am

23. Want to know a secret? One thing people say that gets under my skin is: You’ll be fine

24. But I love it when people: Say I look well

25. My favorite motto, scripture, quote that gets me through tough times is: I’m stronger than my disease

26. When someone is diagnosed I’d like to tell them: It’s just an adjustment not the end of the world

27. Something that has surprised me about living with an illness is: I can be well without being healthy

28. The nicest thing someone did for me when I wasn’t feeling well was: There are too many to count

29. I’m involved with Invisible Illness Week because: I want people to know they aren’t alone

30. The fact that you read this list makes me feel: Vulnerable but happy

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  • Carla Watson

    Thank you for being so authentically vulnerable… Having someone just really listen & hear
    you is very powerful medicine

  • Traci Reitz

    Simply put, you are awesome.

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