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Chronic Illness + Motherhood

Chronic Illness + Motherhood

I get messages a lot on social media, asking me for advice. Most are from other girls who are struggling with some type of heart arrhythmia, or POTs. The questions range from diagnosing to different treatment options. But the most common question is about motherhood. …

There’s bumps in the road, but I am okay.

There’s bumps in the road, but I am okay.

There’s been many times over the past six years that I’ve felt like my body was failing me. The one organ that is suppose to keep me alive is not wanting to work properly.  Last week I had my follow-up from my ablation, and my…

I’m still moving forward.

I’m still moving forward.

It’s been a week and a half since my ablation. Things are 50/50 honestly. Around the house, doing normal tasks, my heart is doing amazing. But when I try to do anything more, my heart goes back into episodes. A few days ago I went…

My Next Chance: Surgery Round 3.

My Next Chance: Surgery Round 3.

I haven’t shared much lately on my heart because honestly I haven’t known what to say. I’ve struggled with a heart condition for the last 6 years. It doesn’t get easier, but you become more numb. Numb to the pain. Numb to the understanding that…

Three Years Post Cardiac Catheterization

Three Years Post Cardiac Catheterization

Tomorrow marks three years since I had my first heart surgery. I actually had two that day.  I went in for a heart catheterization, and a hopeful ablation. I left with a heart catheterization, and then a second procedure to implant a loop recorder. Tomorrow…

You are enough for motherhood.

You are enough for motherhood.

I used to dream of being a mom. I could not wait to embark on that journey. But then my journey with a chronic illness began. I was 18, in college, and single, so I never thought much of my future as a mom. I…