Living life with multiple chronic illnesses…. and some other stuff!

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Brain and Body, it has come to my attention that the two of you need to have a conversation and get to know each other. There is too much miscommunication going around here, and I am not happy about it. I am sure that neither of you are happy about it either.

Here is a list of things that I feel need to be addressed:
~The heart. My poor heart has been working over time to keep me conscious and making sure that there is enough blood pumping.
~Adrenals. I am not sure what is going on here. I have a sneaking suspicious that there isn’t enough cortisol being produced and I’d like to know why. Someone, or both, is slacking here.
~Amygdala. I feel that Mr. Amygdala has been getting no attention and therefore is acting up. Sending all kinds of messages everywhere and anywhere just to get some attention. This is affecting me most negatively and is at risk of causing a rapid domino affect.
~The Digestive System. Again, someone, perhaps both, is not doing their job(s) and it’s having a terrible toll on my stomach et. al. You guys really need to pick up the pace!!! This brings me to the next issue…
~Metabolism. There’s been some sort of slowing down that is causing much distress. It’s affecting a lot of other things, if not most. If the hormones are being blocked how is anything else supposed to work???

Body. Brain. I urge you to please work out your differences and come to an agreement so that we may all live in harmony.

Love, me.


For some of you, you know that I’ve been suffering with an Eating Disorder for many years.  For others, well, now you know.  It’s been a very long, agonizing, lonely road.  Now that I am “out” about it, things are better.  Don’t get me wrong, recovery is HARD work.  I’ve been in intense recovery for over a year and still working hard on it.  I still have difficulties.  I still struggle.  The difference now is I have support.  Support from my Doctors, Therapist, and Nutritionist, also the support of my Family, Friends, and Partner.  Without these people, I probably wouldn’t be doing as well as I am.  In fact, I know I wouldn’t be.  

So, why am I mentioning all of this?  
Well, for a few reasons.  It’s important for me to be as honest as I can, for myself.  No reason in keeping anything anymore.  Also, there are so many people out there who feel alone in their disorder.  Women, Men, Teens, even Adults as old as 60 and Children as young as 5 have been known to develop eating disorders.
I also want to shed some light of the subject.  Share some of the Misconceptions people may have about eating disorders.  The best way I can think of, is share one of my favorite Youtube Vloggers, Kat.  Kat has been making this series of videos for over a year now.  She has been published in magazines, and has been on TV.  She developed a support group online (Life After E.D.) for other sufferers, and loved ones of sufferers.  Please check out more of her videos as well as her website.