I’m a pretty candid person when it comes to my mental and physical health. So many people on this planet exist in spaces of uncertainty and unhappiness because of the isolating feeling of insecurity. Whenever I share my personal journey, it’s in hopes that those people will some how cross my path and feel a little less lonely and a lot more inspired. If you’ve … Continue reading When WLS Becomes Necessary – How I Arrived at My Decision
Hey blogger baes! I know it’s been a minute since I’ve stopped in and updated ya’ll on my health. If you’ve followed me for a bit then you know I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. You can read all about it here and here. I met with the surgeon this past week and I have officially been scheduled for my thyroidectomy on August … Continue reading Thyroid Chronicles: Surgery Up Next
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing a few people in my life who have opted for weight loss surgery for one reason or another. Right now, that is not an option on the table for me because we have to focus on the care for my thyroid. But needless to say, anyone who’s experienced a lifestyle change, or drastic weight loss is a valuable source … Continue reading Who Do I Become After the Weight Loss?
This morning the weather was dank and rainy; as a result my body was hurting so bad I found myself in tears before I could make it to my desk. I took some Turmeric pills and some ibuprofen and settled in. Within an hour or so, I felt functional enough to stop feeling like I wanted to end it all. And this is what my … Continue reading Living In Spite of My Flaws
When I was growing up I remember lots of adults offering commentary on my weight. I was usually the bigger one among my peers so I had grown accustomed to unsolicited advice. I distinctly remember someone once asking my mom if I had a thyroid issue. Over the years I would have a few doctors casually mention it to me; they’d even feel my neck … Continue reading Getting Familiar with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis