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Happy Anniversary Bells Palsy?

 

A year ago today, my life split into “Pre” and “Post”. I look at the pictures from the early days and months and I cringe. Sometimes my emotions come to the forefront and I am remembering how I felt not being able to use half of my face. I remember not being able to think clearly or see clearly. I was trapped in my own body and in my mind. I couldn’t believe it was happening to me!

One of the strangest things about having Bells Palsy is that you don’t know and it can’t be predicted when you will be back to normal. People were telling me I would start to feel better in a few weeks. Yes that happens for some, but I was like many others where it continued and continued and continued. I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Correction, I saw the light but it was a train coming at me!

This week my bells has been “acting up”. Luckily i have my support group to look to for guidance. My left side of my face has felt sore, my left eye has been a little watery, there has been some twitching under my left eye. It isn’t continous, but it comes and goes and its annoying as …But I do know some of the triggers and have routines to address each issue.

One thing I am thankful out of this trying year is that it has enchanced my business. I became obsessed with sharing Bells Palsy with the world. People of all ages are getting it and nobody is talking about it! So I developed a series of workshop based on my illness and practicing self care. It has taken me across the country and in front a wide variety of people! It has been so satisfying to see people open to the idea of self care and better health! And it fits with my LIfe Coaching, Professional Organizing, and Entertainment businesses.

I am grateful to be here on Earth still, that I am 95 percent better, and I am able to get out there and be creative and useful. I worked very hard to come back from Bells and again I would not wish this on anyone! A year ago today, my life changed forever…for the better.

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Posted by on July 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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9 Days till 50!

SO it’s May 1st! May 1, 2019.

What does that mean exactly?

Well we are entering the fifth month of the year! I can’t believe that much time has passed already. I am two months shy of my Bells Palsy diagnosis 1 year anniversary. THAT is crazy. It seems like a distance memory in some ways. I look at those pics and videos and I feel so bad for that James. I have come a long way in my recovery. I am 95 percent better. It was a long, scary, challenging road. Now cut to tonight where I’ll be standing in front of the National Association of Pre Natal Social Workers in Savannah Georgia sharing part of that experience in my presentation of Self Care For the Social Worker. I feel so grateful and honored to be able to get out there and talk about this!

I have started a series of Self Care’s: For the Social Worker, For The Professional Organizer, Why Gardening is Great, this is my crusade. People are dying OR having major health issues at younger and younger ages. I Am able to combine health and wellness with my Life Coaching and organizing AND i have experiences to share.

My birthday is 9 days from now. I will be 50 years old. I don’t know what that means in the large scheme of things, but I do know one thing:

Life is a series of up and downs and cant avoid them but you can move through them!

Happy May!

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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