Well, wouldn’t you know it, I started a blog! For a few reasons actually and I’ll get to that in a moment.
Let’s start with a bit of me: I’m 26, a mom of 2 amazing kids and engaged to probably the most amazing man on the planet (sorry ladies, this one is all mine!)
And some history: about 9 years ago, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness (which I will divulge eventually, not now though) it’s something I will have for life. That’s a hard pill to swallow! Now before you panic… usually… it’s not life threatening and the prognosis is good(yay!) my diagnosis followed a major life event and situation that most of you don’t know about (and maybe never will) but for those that knew me then, you can probably pin point exactly what that was since it wasn’t exactly something I could hide. And for the rest of you, that’s a story for another day… maybe (look at me being all mysterious) you might ask why I choose to keep it secretive… the answer is simple, while I choose not to disclose this information, I’m certainly not ashamed of it. Unfortunately the world is full of a lot of judgemental arse holes. Who knew right? And once upon a time ago, I chose to be forthcoming, unfortunately I realized that unless people took the time to understand, 9 times out of 10 they would slap a nasty label on it. Even family! So for the purpose of keeping things here pleasant, we are going to keep those things under wraps for now.
Fast forward to a month ago. I decided I’m so over letting my illness run my life! There’s been years where I’ve managed it ok, and years I certainly have not. The last couple of years have been a slow downhill slide. I decided it was time to reevaluate my treatment. So I called my doctors. Bought some books and decided I’m ready for the biggest overhaul I have ever taken on in regard to managing this. Which brings me to this blog. I need to hold myself accountable for my own progress and management.
I’m working with 3 different doctors to manage from a medical perspective, doing more research and studying on management from home and *que drum roll* the GAPS protocol. This will probably be the hardest part. Not only is it something I’m not familiar with, it’s super intense! And can take up to 2 years to get to the final stages. So I started this blog specifically to document and journal my progress and journey with this part of my “management plan”. Mostly to hold myself publicly accountable so I don’t give up during all the intensity that is the GAPS protocol. If you don’t know what it is… in a nutshell, it’s a hard reset to get your ENTIRE body functioning as optimally as possible from a cellular and microbial level. It’s touted to help everything from minor digestive disorders and allergies to mental health! Have a quick little Google, it’ll surprise you! I was pretty skeptical at first thinking it was another fad diet blah blah blah… but it’s surprisingly sound!
Anyway, that’s enough for today. I’ll be back soon to tell you about my first week (which I’ve completed today)
Thanks for taking the time to read! Love to you all! Xo