In most areas of my life I consider myself to be extremely blessed. But sadly my health for me has been my biggest problem. From the age of 18 I developed a degenerative joint disease in my jaws, which destroyed my jaw joints. I have had many, long and complicated surgeries to try and resolve this. The final outcome being I was made new jaws out of titanium which were 3D printed and custom made to fit my exact skull shape. So yes, I am the bionic woman!!
These wonderful artificial joints gave me my jaw mobility back, although the recovery from these surgeries was very long and painful but for the first time in a long time I was able to eat and move my mouth normally! Unfortunately after my last surgery 2 years ago, which was to remove an abnormal bone growth, I was left completely paralysed on the left side of my face, due to nerve damage during the surgery, which was obviously extremely debilitating and depressing.
Roll the clock on to the present day and I am doing great. Through a very long rehabilitation process, which has included holistic approaches such as yoga, acupuncture and facial/tmj massage I have about 85% of the movement back in my face and 100% feeling. My aim is to have 100% movement back in the next 6 months and I feel I will achieve that 😊 some days are very difficult for me still as I do still have to deal with chronic pain and a weakened immune system but I will never give up my quest to overcome this 🙏🏼
For anyone fighting a battle with their health, please don't give up and never lose hope. I never thought I would get to where I am, I've been though some very dark times where I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel but I've got through that and I'm stronger and happier today than I have ever been.
Huge love to my family who have supported me through all this and also to my soul mate who is my rock and my best friend ❤ #Positivity#NeverGiveUp#Blessed#Grateful#Tmj#TmjConcepts#TmjReplacement
There is nothing more nerve-wracking than getting the mail every morning. I am always waiting for the next shoe to drop. I am waiting for that unexpected bill to come where it's going to ruin the week's budget. Always is something 😥 It's definitely a scary feeling. I'd love to one day wake up and not be afraid to receive mail, but confident that whatever is coming my way(expected or unexpected) I will be able to pay it. Joining this business has given me the opportunity to work at home and one day be able to avoid those negative feelings of fear. Living paycheck to paycheck, heck living most of the time on nothing ISN'T enough. I want more out of life! I want to follow my dreams being the best mother I can be all while helping others!
Bedtime! One of the things which is often overlooked by busy parents is the importance of time to rest and sleep. Did you know that not getting enough sleep negatively impacts upon mental health and physical health meaning we are more likely to feel anxious, low in mood, out of control, irritable and fatigued.
Prioritising time for yourself doesn't have to mean going out for the night, spending time at a spa or seeing friends. Giving yourself permission to stop and get to bed so you can rest may be some of the most important you time you can have.
Lots of parents know the importance of sleep routines for their kids but don't put this into practice themselves. Think about your sleep routine. Is their room for improvement?
I'll think with you over the coming posts about sleep hygiene and things you might like to try. But for now. ...goodnight!
Concentrating on how I FEEL rather than the scale is hard. I struggle with it everyday because the number on the scale can dictate my mood for the whole day. However, since my good days when I have boundless energy are fewer than usual because of my various health issues, I embrace the good feeling and live in it as much as possible. The feeling outweighs the scale, and it feels great!
I encourage everybody to live in the moment and embrace the good vibrations inside of them. An inanimate object can never take that away. Thank you @mimiikonn for poignant words! Watching your vlog today brought my spirits up and made me more positive about my new healthy future!
God bless! #healthylifestyle#feelGREAT#positivity#goodvibrations#liveyourbestlife#nonscalevictory#inspirationalquotes#mimiikonn
"Arthur has supported me in untold ways as I combat breast cancer for the 2nd time. He continues his research to help me with my health and buys me things he knows will help me without ever being asked. It has made this 2nd time so much more bearable because of his help. He truly is a light in my life." We couldn't love this story more from Arthur's nominator for our @BeTheLightCampaign initiative. Thank you Arthur for being the light in the lives of those you love. #SYLVANIA
Woohooo!! Let me cut right 2 the chase! These past few months have been a #struggle ! I fell off more than a few times, i debated about just quiting indefinitely, i recognized my weaknesses and paper-thin excuses and realized that I'm just not as compassionate as i thought i was... so moving forward im still unsure if i want 2 commit to #veganism 100% and im fine with that! I love the journey, i appreciate the set backs, challenges, and growth along the way! 🙆
Have decided these are literally my answer to everything... I have gone from being the worse sleeper... to now consistently sleeping 8 hours a night. 🙌🏻 sleep is one of the most vital things in life the health benefits of getting the right amount of sleep is long from all round better health, better moods, better weight control, muscle recovery, clearer thinking, better immunity, better memory and so on. Sleep was one of the the areas I promised myself I would work on this year so happy it's falling into place 🌚
*POSITIVITY FOR TODAY*
**WARNING: ignore the bad English k, I'm sick and literally can't focuss after 10 seconds*
Our Romanian man, Stan. That rhymed btw. The man who ain't faking his personality nope, he's just himself. Fame didn't even change you at all, I suppose. Your smile can bright up someone's day, like mine. Your interviews always make me laugh. Never ever change the way you are, embrace your imperfections, they make you you, they make you the Sebastian Stan we stan. Ciaooo ✌