Every small step
you take counts.
Inching yourself forward gently is a great way
to travel on this journey.
The road to today on my chronic pain journey is quite long. I am now 49 years young and have multiple diseases and disorders that cause pain. Here's my "Elevator Speech List": I have Interstitial Cystitis (IC), Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD), Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Additionally I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Excoriation Disorder (Dermatillomania related to anxiety).
Since June of 2012 I have been on a new path; learning how to take excellent care of myself, decrease my pain and feel joy in my life. I can now call my life "Amazing" and am grateful for everything I have experienced in each moment on this pathway. My whole life I have been a teacher. I taught fitness, nutrition and wellness for 25 years. I then went on to teach high school science for 5 more years. While I am not physically going to work each day as a "teacher" any longer, I am now teaching through my writings, my podcasts, my pictures and my videos. I can teach you how to decrease your pain, how to find relief and how to feel more joy in your life.