Life With An Incurable Disease

A few weeks ago I got some bad news 😢⁠

⁠Actually, the bad news started about 2 years ago. It’s been an emotional roller coaster ever since. ⁠

⁠I’m a private person, which makes sharing on social media challenging. I’m just not one to openly share about my life, but a few days ago as I was perusing forums about lupus I realized sharing this information could help someone, so I decided to open up about what’s been going on. ⁠

⁠I found out I’m no longer in remission from lupus. This news was crushing, heartbreaking, devastating!⁠⁠

I worked tirelessly to put myself in remission & have continued to work tirelessly to keep myself in remission but lupus is a bitch & I lost! I don’t like losing, I’m a sore loser 😂 ⁠

⁠Wrapping my head around the why of it all has been challenging. I thought I was doing everything right. I eat healthy, exercise, keep my stress levels low, stay out of the sun & basically don’t do anything fun 😂 Anyone with this beast of a disease knows what I mean. ⁠

⁠Feelings of defeat & hopelessness washed over me. I felt compelled to share my experience & shed light on what it’s like to live with a chronic disease. The mental & emotional toll can be overwhelming, but knowing you’re not alone can get you through the darkest times. I’m here to assure you that you’re not alone. I’m here to address the baggage someone with a chronic illness silently carries with them most, if not all the time.   ⁠

⁠I’m shifting gears from our regularly scheduled programming to talk about life with a chronic illness. I’ll be covering 👇🏽  ⁠

⁠🌱 Mental toll⁠

🌱 Financial toll⁠

🌱 Social toll⁠

🌱 Physical toll ⁠

🌱 Pressure to heal fully & only with toxic meds⁠

🌱 The medical communities hesitancy to incorporate holistic methods   ⁠

🌱 The lack of knowledge & communication in the medical community about diet, exercise & complementary/alternative medicine ⁠

⁠I’ve come to bear my soul with the hope of helping even just one person, to tell you you’re not alone, to normalize our silent struggle & to say lupus fucking sucks, but you’ll get through this ❤️ 

What chronic illness topics & tips would you like to learn more about? How can I help you?

To book a private coaching session with Jenna you may fill out our contact form, call us at 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email at jenna@yoginest.com

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JennaBird

Yoga teacher in Los Angeles. Trying to change the lives of people around me.

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