I recently realized that I am constantly meeting new people who are suffering from or healing from autoimmune issues. It’s way more common than I had ever imagined.
I read in books how autoimmune conditions affect millions of people but it never occurred to me that these are real people. Not just statistics in a book. It affects people of all ages and it manifests in a variety of different ways. Some common autoimmune conditions include Hashimoto’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis and Celiac Disease.
With every connection I make, I learn how similar our stories are. We all have one thing in common: isolation caused by debilitating symptoms. If you are suffering from autoimmune conditions or any chronic illness it’s important to note that you are clearly not alone. I know that does not take away the pain. Hopefully, it can bring some comfort knowing there is a community of people out there who are struggling with similar issues.
One of the biggest catalysts in my healing journey was connecting with other people who healed themselves from similar conditions. Somehow the universe put me in touch with various mentors who kept me going. They were always there for me when I needed it most and were key to connecting me with the right resources.
On the flip side, there were people I had to cut off who were draining my energy and making me increasingly anxious with their negativity. I even switched the days I went to one of my doctors because the same negative people tended to go together for treatment. They were not intentionally bringing me down but it still affected my well being.
Back to our topic. There are many people out there in the same situation as you. Take advantage! Find a mentor and make new friends who can support you in your journey. They may even give you life changing advice or resources!
Speaking of resources, you can always check out my SHOP PAGE for inspirational reads and products. I only post books I have personally read. I just cracked open The Wahls Protocol by Dr. Terry Wahls who healed herself from debilitating Multiple Sclerosis symptoms. I am only one chapter in but already inspired.