✨3 0 W E E K S✨
Another milestone - we’re in the 30’s baby! 🎉
I’m also celebrating another win this week! Standing and walking UPRIGHT and UNASSISTED for about 15 minutes at a time after rest periods 😍😭🙌🏻
It’s not pain-free, it’s not long-lasting and my waddle is strong but it’s a step in the right direction! 👏🏻
I’ve tried a million and one things to try and recover and I’m told it’s unlikely that I will until after bub is born but I thought I’d share what has *helped* me cope in case some other unfortunate soul finds themself suffering from debilitating pelvic pain and/or SPD:
- Don’t sit for too long
- Lay down on side regularly
- No intercourse
- Use a pillow in between legs in bed
- Keep legs together
- Avoid stairs and uneven surfaces (lol jokes on me, living in a two storey!)
- Back into car and then swing body in (keeping legs together- lift them if necessary)
- Wear pelvic band when standing/walking
- Wear SRC tights at. all. times. (horrible for my disc bulge but great for SPD)
- Use crutches for short distance walks to toilet etc and wheelchair for everything else
- Don’t wait to empty your bladder
- Warm baths (need help getting in /out)
- Wear Birkenstock’s
- Sit down to get dressed
- Regular chiro visits and epic massages
- Pain killers prescribed by doctor
There’s loads more I’ve tried but I feel that the above has been most effective in managing day-to-day 🥰
Rocking chair: @aldiaustralia
Dream catcher: Bali 😉
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💭S H A R E D
T R A U M A
📗Trauma is a powerful social glue. Experiencing a traumatic event with others, or meeting someone with a similar experience to our own, can generate a strong emotional bond✨
📙This bond can be integral to our healing. We often see it in support groups. Shared pain brings people together. It creates a feeling of solidarity. We feel seen, understood and validated. We’re not alone✨
📘That said, shared pain is not a marker for a healthy, romantic relationship, nor does it mean unequivocal compatibility✨
🔎Confusing shared trauma for compatibility can look like the following:
🌿A similar trauma the partners have experienced
🌿Rarely spending time apart from each other
🌿Feeling that no one else would understand us or want us, if the relationship ended
🌿The trauma is the focal point of the relationship
🌿We often feel triggered by the other, and vice versa
🌿When we take a step forward in our healing, we feel the other [perhaps unintentionally] pulling us back
✏️Shared trauma isn’t a necessary ingredient for a safe, validating, intimate, respectful relationship. Finding someone who has been through similar experiences can be incredibly relieving and elating. But we are more than our trauma.
Our relationships deserve to reflect this✨
This was me in January, hands down the sickest I’ve ever been, and this is what I posted on my personal Insta: ⠀
Patience. An interesting one that I thought I had pretty nailed... turns out the start of 2019 has tested my patience a l o t and taught me that one is always able to learn more, much more patience. Three Sundays ago, shortly after New Year’s Eve I caught what I thought was an innocuous cold... 3 weeks and counting in 3 different hospitals (in 2 different countries), 7 lost kgs, a pretty constant temperature of 38/39c, 2 missed flights, an ambulance ride, 2 wheelchair rides through airports, an oxygen assisted flight, innumerable amount of days not being able to lift my head off of a pillow, pills, potions, needles, feeding tubes, oxygen tubes, all the wires aaaand countless tears later... 2019 so far you’ve taught me the absolute value of patience (and that flu jabs are friends not foes) ⠀
It ended up being more like 6 weeks in hospital and exactly 6 months post this date, whilst I’m doing a lot better, I’ve recently had a reminder there will always times where patience is a virtue, that it’s a constant process learning to be at peace with your journey⠀
I have felt so motivated for training and fitness lately and in part I’m sure that’s been because I’ve been on a high dose of Prednisone - a steroid drug which is both a blessing and a curse⠀
A blessing because it gives me a sense of what ‘normal’ people must feel like, less inflamed, less in pain, with more energy and ability to exercise ⠀
A curse because it comes with a load of side effects including for me: increased anxiety and agitation, water retention and bloating and terrible insomnia⠀
As I’ve tapered my dose down though whilst looking forward to getting rid of some of the nastier effects, I’ve noticed my energy and ability in the gym slightly go with it⠀
Although I could sit here and say I’ve accepted it, the reality is it’s a hard adjustment to make when you’ve felt so positive ⠀
So today’s lesson is once again, patience. Patience to accept the days you can’t do everything and trust in the process that you will adjust and adapt 💪🏼
0127 minutes ago
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Storms don’t last forever. 🌷
Eventually, it will stop raining, the wind will calm, and you will see a beautiful rainbow.
Rainbows symbolize peace and serenity. Good & powerful things follow the darkest storms. #createdinthechaos 🌈✨
Thank you to @lighthouseofhopefulhearts for painting this beautiful rock in memory of my son, Reid. Such a lovely surprise! What a wonderful idea for Overdose Awareness Day. I so appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness. ❤️💜🙏🏻😇 #thisonesforreid
Mindfulness is generally described as the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. Also, a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.
Mindfulness gives you the ability to see the glass as half-full or half-empty in a wide range of circumstances. Using mindfulness to decide how you are going to respond to the “monkey in your mind” is in the locus of your control. Locus of control is an individual’s belief system regarding the causes of his or her experiences and the factors to which that person attributes success or failure. .
The ability to step outside of ourselves and “think about our thinking” calmly and non-judgmentally is something that will always make humans unique. Flexing your ability to think about your thinking and practicing brief bouts of daily meditation is good for your health and has an endless list of psychological and physical benefits for your well-being.
Mindfulness can be practiced anytime, anywhere. Meditation only takes five minutes a day. If you aren’t currently practicing either mindfulness or meditation, why not start doing so today? .
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After facilitating the womb and fertility massage course in Perth, I've taken a few days to come off posting and just be in my own space, bringing all my energy back to me before coming back on line in my business. .
It has been really nice to switch off and spend the last few days with my family hanging out, going to the movies, board games, eating, salt baths and relaxing, as the kids go back to school in a few days and then the crazy starts with school and sports.
Taking time out and relieving myself of the pressure to post up on my page has been marvellous and given me that self care time I have needed. I'm feeling good.
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Carta da semana! Concentre-se na luz que existe no seu coração. Escolha uma carta e receba a orientação dos anjos para sua semana. Se puder (e quiser, claro) marca um amigx que adoraria receber uma mensagem dos anjos tambem!!!!
Meditation can be hard a.f. Your mind wandering in all directions. You catch yourself thinking about to do’s, upcoming events, what to eat for dinner etc. ———————————————————————————
Every time you catch yourself thinking of sth else you’re one step closer to meditating, and one step closer to mental awareness.
So don’t give up... keep on going... and don’t fall asleep 😅
Outfit: @fableticseu 🤩
Photo: @sisorella_photography 🥰
While I was stretching this morning and read what was written on my shoes it triggered these thoughts.
Why would anyone neglect their freedom and not live exactly how they want to. If you really want something create it and live it.
What sparks your passion... Just do it!
What amps up your enthusiasm... Just do it!
Come on, let go of all the shit that stops you from living your best life... Just do it!
What makes you come alive... Just do it!
The truth is you can have anything you desire and don’t ever allow anyone to tell you you can’t.
Be free and do you... Just do it! “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman
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Its HAPPY HEART DAY for Freya!! It’s been two years today since she had her heart surgery correcting the moderate to large ASD and VSD holes she had! It all went to plan and her heart now is just like a normal heart so we don’t need a check up for another year more (which would be two years after her last check up)
I always like to look back on her photos especially ones from that period. It reminds me what she has been through and how amazingly strong she is!! It also reminds me that we are quite a strong family unit and to be honest that’s thanks to Freya having to go through all she did!
Here’s a photo from the day after her surgery!
It is a little yucky as you can see the wound but it’s bloody amazing how neat it was done! You can barely notice the scar now! ‘I did it mum!!’ #heartsurgery#heartwarrior#beawesome#yougotthis#downsyndrome#awareness