Because there are stories like these to be told. I will never stop sharing.😍
#eatingdisorder #Hashimoto #exhaustion #rheumatoidarthritis #migraines #anxiety #panicattacks #celiacs #lupus #allergies #skinissues “The hard truth that I didn’t want to deal with was that I was making way too many excuses. When your daughter is 18 months old, it’s no longer baby weight. It’s just weight.
Four miscarriages. A lot of self blame. Struggles with eating disorders. A diagnosis of Hashimoto’s. Medication. Another diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. More medication, steroids, and having my joints drained. Migraines to go along with the horrible monthly cycles. Extremely sensitive skin. Anxiety and panic attacks. All left me feeling much older than my 27 years. By the time I was 30 I added celiacs and lupus to that line up, but I also by the grace of God added two more beautiful children. 👱🏻♀️👧🏼👦🏼 With that love also came more exhaustion and more feelings that I failed. They were sick a lot, and my oldest dealt with extreme outdoor intolerances along with anaphylactic food allergies. At some point, we hit our low, and enough became enough. We needed another way. So I started reading and researching.
Why do I share this repeatedly and so openly now, when some of my best friends didn’t know all of it then? Because I don’t want anyone else feeling the way I felt. Because it took me six months of seeing posts, saying no, and even making fun of people that were posting 🤦🏼♀️ #neversaynever
But I got tired of dealing with it. Tired of the medications. Tired of the downward spiral and tired of looking forward to naps and bedtime way too much. When we know better, we do better. And when we see lives change, we share it.
Am I where I want to be? Nope! And I hope I never am. I don’t want to wake tomorrow being the same person I am today. These kids deserve me at my best. And it’s not selfish to know that I deserve to look in the mirror proud of who I am and loving what I am becoming.
You deserve your best you. And once you start finding that version of you, you won’t ever want to look back 💙" Brianne Coolidge, thank you for sharing your vulnerable truth to hel