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I'm back *yet again* and I have to make this work!!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

I don't even know where to start... there have been some good things since last time I was on here but also many many bad things including a complete avalanche of newly discovered health issues.... included but not limited to : - Type 2 diabetes - Glaucoma in both eyes - Bone spurs in both neck and lower back - Carpal tunnel both wrists - P.T.S.D. - and more The scariest was a diagnosis that I had received almost a year ago... is was confirmed that I have a very rare degenerative metabolic disease called M.E.L.A.S (Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) This is a condition that has no cure and apparently had since I was born... it is degenerative with no cure... it attacks the brain, nervous system and muscles and is the underlying cause of many of my pre-existing health issues *including my weight and migraines etc* but also the new found conditions like the diabetes and my eyes. Although it was a very devastating diagnosis I must say I'm actually quite relieved by it because now I can put a name to the symptoms and explain why things are happening the way that they are. With all this being said I found out that with this disease I have an exercise intolerance because of the lactic acidosis... but I'm going to try to not let this stop me from at the very least trying to do what I can to reach my weight loss goals in hope to extend what life I can salvage from all of the health issues and also hopefully improve my physical quality of life. I'm kind of glad that this was unavoidable because now I can't beat myself up or blame myself for my conditions (contributing to the mental health issues I already have to cope with)but I can also deal with it accordingly and more effectively/appropriately to try to improve my overall health and quality of life. I have to take this 1 day at a time and honestly hope for the best and give it all I can to make this work!! Michelle
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