Life After Autoimmune

By Tracy Gowler 5 years ago
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What is life after autoimmune? 

I’m not sure if you saw my post on FB this weekend to wish me good luck in the tournament.  If you read that and you are in the throws of autoimmune or in the middle of an autoimmune storm, you are probably wondering how in the hell can you ever participate in a sports tournament?  How in the hell could I ever participate in a sports tournament?

There really isn’t life after autoimmune but what there is, if you want it, is a full life living with autoimmune.

Here’s the truth. Your life can be whatever you want it to be.

I was thinking about this over the weekend during my softball tournament. Yep. I play softball and I have autoimmune.

How can I do that? 

You might be thinking that my autoimmune must not be that bad otherwise I would not be able to play.   Quite the contrary. I was barely functioning for years.  I got through most days by sheer will power. When I think back, I have no idea how I did exist. I was a walking zombie or sleeping. I had to plan my days based on my energy levels and will power.

What has changed? 

I made a choice. I chose Me. I found my No More and when I found it, I never looked back. I have been on a mission since then to take full responsibility for my health and to regain as much of my life back as I possibly can.

It isn’t always roses. There are times when I feel like I’m on a bit of a roller coaster.  My body gave out on me a little bit during our second game on Saturday. That was the 4th game in 3 days and the second of three games played that day.  I hadn’t eaten enough to support the heat, the exertion, and my metabolism. I wasn’t hungry because I was hot and busy, but my body reminded me.

We have an amazing relationship now.

My body talks to me and I listen.  I pulled myself out of the game and I sat on the bench and ate something. Once I got some good food into my system, I was good to go again.

And, it took me a full 4 days to really recover.  I knew it was going to be hard on me, but I also knew I had the resilience to pull it off.  I have been going to bed earlier this week and have taken it easy.  I had a day or two where I was a little foggy but for the most part, not so bad.

On Thursday, 4 days after my last game, I finally woke up feeling energized again.  Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t been fatigued nor did I put myself in a storm.  I was just tired, not quite myself.  I honored that and got back to myself very quickly.

I can no longer afford to be oblivious to the whispers of my body.

I let my body take priority over everything and because of this I have discovered I can live a full life.  A full life is important to me because I have children that I adore. I live for the moments I can share with them. I have plans for myself that I cannot fulfill if I am barely existing and that is unacceptable to me.

And, I’m on a mission to help all of you that are tired of existing but not really living.  I want to be here as an example of what is possible for all of you that are struggling so hard with an illness that sucks the life out of you.

It really is possible to find yourself again, to truly live.

Are you ready to take your life back?

If you are ready, get yourself on my schedule.  I’m happy to chat about your possibilities.  Tell you what it is going to take.  Give you the hope the medical community isn’t providing you right now.

It’s a simple click, the first step in taking your health back.

The link to my scheduler is below.  Choose Vitality Breakthrough Session, pick a time that works for you.

Can’t wait to discuss your No More and what the possibilities of your life are going to be.

And if you know someone that needs to hear that there is hope, please pass this along.  Thank you.

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