Sorry guys! I've been MIA most of the summer! It's been a wild one. Daisy was officially adopted on June 9th, my birthday was the day after and then my work life got way out of control and super stressful. Ended up in the ER twice because of migraines and dehydration. Did you know how easy it is get dehydrated with an ostomy??? Super easy! Anyways.... i have had a houseful of kiddos and have an interview for a promotion tomorrow morning. After that I'll start posting more regularly again. Have some super cool new ostomy products to review as well. Loves! #ulserativecolitis#ostomy#ostomyawareness#crohns#crohnsdisease#adoption#summer2017
It has been beautiful fight, still is !!! "Scars are just marks of fighter who did not just lay down and die"
Most people are looking quick, easy and fast way of answers / solutions to feel strong, better, to look better and think better. STOP !!! Step back and review your actions!!! I spend my most entire life around fitness !!! And right away got my result than life happens 💪🏻 you do not lose muscle memory it kicks in right away 💕 build storing temple!!! That hit me hard. Simple. True. When Nutrition low !!! mindset effed up things sometime if we are not nurturing it!
That voice in your head can tell us we are scared
We are ruined
We will never again look lik we used to
All the sudden those thoughts can change...
A completely different person
New soul, New you, New thoughts, New person
I have spend over 3 weeks of crazy battle thankfully cellular nutrition it called Herbalife gave me %100 nourished my body and got me on my feet 🙏🏼💕☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️ UlcerativeColitis It is disease, it is not an excuse STAND ON YOUR FEET 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 Once worrier again!!! Smile and have a great week !!! Go get it it is yours to enjoy and do the right thing!!! Herbalife Nutrition Coach Filiz 😎 HOME and ready to have more scars <3 #tummypain#abdominal#abdominalpain#cronic#smile#liveyourlife#itisfreakingshort#dontstop#dontworry#behappy#fitspo#fitgirl#itiswhatitis#lift#and#squat#ulserativecolitis#ülseratifkolit#ulserattack#colites#takeit#stop#bloated#bloatedtummy#sucks#bruises
I've been so lucky that in the 6 years since surgery I've not had any issues. Well I ate some coconut macaroons yesterday and my poor intestines just couldn't take it. Luckily it's just a partial blockage and I get to go home soon. Another reminder that moderation is key when introducing foods to your system again! #ostomy#ostomyawareness#crohnsdisease#uc#ulserativecolitis#coconutmacaroons
The road to parenthood has not been an easy one for me or my husband. When I was about 15 I think I realized I might not have children in the traditional way. But I was ok with that. Adoption has been in my family for several generations. 4 of my siblings were adopted through foster care and my aunt was adopted at birth by my grand parents. Although I had accepted this fact when I had my ostomy surgery my surgeon gave me new hope that I would be able to cary a baby. My husband and I tried for several years but after 2 miscarriages it just seemed that that was not the way our family was meant to be formed. In the blink of an eye we were given the opportunity to adopt our daughter and it just seemed that it was meant to be. It's been a year and a half since we brought Daisy home and we have finally been given a court date and everything will be finalized next month. My husband and I are so blessed that we have a good relationship with Daisy's birth family and she will always know everything that has ever been done for her was done out of love. So excited for her to officially become an Epperson. #ostomy#ostomyawareness#crohnsdisease#uc#ulserativecolitis#adoption#lovemakesafamily
In honor of #nationalsiblingsday I thought I would share this gem. I am the youngest of SEVEN children! These six have helped me cope with this illness and my ostomy in so many ways it's hard to keep track. Mostly their humor is what gets me through tough times. My favorite is how they say my bum is now "purely decoration". Wouldn't trade these 6 for the world! #ostomy#ostomite#crohns#chrohnsdisease#uc#ulserativecolitis
While I was rocking Daisy to sleep last night frozen was on the t.v. Now I have seen this move about 1,000 times but last night for some reason "let it go" held new meaning for me. I thought back to the first time I truly excepted my disease. (Probably about 2 years after diagnoses) and this song perfectly summed up how I felt in that moment. "I'll rise like the break of dawn let it go let it go that perfect girl is gone". Once I excepted who I was and what this disease was my life seemed a heck of a lot better. If you've been living under a rock for the past 4 years I recommended you listen to this song and see how it perfectly pertains to chronic illnesses. #ostomy#ostomyawareness#crohnsdisease#crohns#ulserativecolitis#chronicillness#frozen#ostomymommy
Both of these strong women wish we had been able to attend #womensmarch today but sweet Daisy has RSV! Shout out to all of the strong women who were out there today! Makes me proud to be an American women. And especially to my sweet sister in law and close friend who texted this morning saying she would be marching today with Daisy on her mind! #ulserativecolitis#ostomy#crohnsdisease#ostomyawareness
Migraine and feeling like general shit hasn't been helped by people saying things like "you don't look sick". I may not look sick but I am. Trust me, if I didn't make an effort everyday to make myself look presentable I would look "sick" but I don't like to let my illness get the better of me. I have good days and bad days like everyone else. Right now I'm going through an awful patch but like always I'm going to get better. I have to start putting myself first.
5 more weeks and I will be off steroids again and my emotional moods will become a thing of the past, and then the feeing of me carrying a rubber ring around my neck and stomach will leave.
The dog filter always makes me look better anyway... it hides most of my face 😂😅