DISABLED. QUEER. WRIOTER | BLOGGER.
WELCOME TO MY BIONIC LIFE
From owning my own successful hair salon to selling it, traveling, living overseas, and coming out (of the proverbial closet), to needing two total hip replacements, being diagnosed with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, POTS, MCAS, and Craniocervical Instability, and last but not least, dealing with endometriosis since the age of 13, life is continually changing and I have a lot of thoughts to share and stories to tell.
Through it all, I built a new career and landed a position as a marketing strategist for an incredible company (shout out to BGSD Strategies) that gives me all the accommodations I need (WOW, amiright?).
As anyone with medical complexities will tell you, managing chronic health conditions is a full-time job in and of itself, and I'm still learning how to navigate it all.
Brace yourselves, this shit is crazy.
TIME TO SHARE
There are many sides to my story, and each of them are equally important in the story of how I've come to be where and who I am today. I escaped a sociopathic relationship with a male counterpart. I came out as queer after years of not accepting who I really was, trying to fit myself into the box that is heteronormativity. I am only in my 30's and have had two, count them TWO total hip replacements - because I don't do anything half-assed. It's full ass or nothing. And, I'm still coming to terms with having a genetic condition called Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and the various other diagnoses that came along with it. I'm still trying to figure out how to redefine my life as my medical conditions have continued to make mobility more and more difficult. Oh, and fun fact, I was diagnosed with ADHD (combination type), so WOW on having basically my entire existence explained.
The good news is, my spirit is unbreakable and I manage everything with a lot of humor and constantly reminding myself that I'm more than my diagnoses, regardless of how severely they impact my life... admittedly this is a work in progress.