I’m still here!
Today marks just a little over 10 years ago after getting the worst but also the best news of my life. Also since it’s #flashbackfriday just thought I’d share this here because most of you only know me for creative stuff. .
So what’s this bad news about? Just over 10 years ago my docs figured out wtf was going on with my body and told me I had Lupus with severe kidney damage. Huh???? ♀️ 23 yr old me didn’t know what the hell that meant, but all signs in my head pointed to “Char this is your fault! This is from all the partying and now you’re going to die ” uhhhh great . So what is lupus? It’s an autoimmune disease that attacks any part of your body (organs, skin etc). I won’t go into the details but lets just say that I could barely get out of bed from the pain and I was exhausted waiting in hospitals, seeing doctor after doctor and getting every damn test.
This was clearly a wake up call and blessing in disguise because prior to getting sick I was not taking care of myself; drinking and getting high way too often and eating like crap. While there isn’t an exact cause for lupus, I’m pretty sure that my unhealthy state made me more susceptible to developing it. .
Fast forward to today I’m still sick and will be forever but my condition is in remission aka under control. If you follow my personal account @chnar already know how I basically turned my life around and why I’m such a health nut . Also if it wasn’t for this turn of events, I definitely wouldn’t have the drive to do all this fun lettering would not have this awesome community of creative people !
Life can get crazy and we all have our own battles so please comment below and share something that you’ve overcome