A confession on staying afloat, nutrition, suicide, grief, and standing up to stigma
Published by The Chronically Ill Vegan Ballerina
I am a forcefully retired ballerina and veterinary nurse, due to chronic health challenges. After 45 years, 25 of which I was mostly medically gaslighted, I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome/Disease & being on the Autism Spectrum. I started to realize back in 2013 that there was a better way to health (for me) than being ignored by mainstream medical personnel when I discovered online health talks & functional medicine. I made a plan to titrate off of pharmaceuticals, while implementing lifestyle changes, including supplementation of amino acids. This was shortly before I ever heard of Ehlers-Danlos. Since then, I have been helped by out-of-the-box medical thinkers online & in person. My goal is to share some pearls of wisdom that have helped me. But I tend to get off-track a lot. Sometimes it is just nice to be able to share experiences with people whether I am ranting or saying what has worked or not worked for my body. View all posts by The Chronically Ill Vegan Ballerina
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I’m not calling Crisis. You already know that. Just wanted to remind you that I love you, I’m here for you, and I hope you are as well as possible. Talk to me if you are able.
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Once again, thank you for talking with me(when I wasn’t over-talking you) I appreciate you opening up and explaining the reasons for your thoughts. I HATE that these thoughts cross our minds. I told you that I feel like a burden, too. I have the same thoughts. I don’t want to die. I want the pain to go away. I want to LIVE and not rot away in this room. I am so glad that we are getting close and hope that one day, we can spend a day out. We WILL make this happen. If anyone ever said that their life was picture perfect, I’d call bullshit. We all have our issues and demons. BUT, if these thoughts ever cross your mind again, call me. I am always here, and I love you!
Thank you, Dani. I am in the process of re-doing some of the blog themes. I have a post started from today, but had to pause, as I met another girlfriend for coffee & to talk, as her one family member is pretty ill. Hopefully, I can get things going over the weekend to send out my first post in 7 months on Monday. But now I have Grammarly in my corner, so hopefully, my crappy grammar habits will be corrected & I can actually come across like I understand how to write properly in our American English system. lol.