"You don't look sick" - You don't look ignorant ( swipe 👉🏻).
"Kayla you are so lucky you can eat anything and stay skinny" - I actually can't , Somedays I can't even eat anything even though I'm starving.
"Have a bite you're missing out by your diet" - it's not a diet it's so I can fight to keep my colon inside my body
"I understand I have IBS" -IBS is not IBD , IBS is a functional disorder , a spasm in your bowel. It does not cause inflammation , ulcers or any other damage to your bowels. Not saying IBS isn't painful just explaining the difference.
"Why are you so tired ?" - Blood loss , medication , pain , inflammation , abnormal responses by my immune system. You know those proteins and cells that make up the immune system protect you? Well my immune system mistakes food , bacteria and other substances for foreign substances. My body is constantly fighting itself. So yeah I'm f*cking tired.
"Have you changed your diet ?" - 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄.
"You work out too much & post too many pics " - I work out so I feel better mentally and physically. So I can build muscle and not let this disease take everything from me. So that I remember how far I have came and to show my hard work. I don't do it for vanity I do it cause I love myself and there is nothing wrong with that. I do it so others will do the same. .
Educate yourself If you don't know about a disease , ask questions don't assume. Some people don't show it but they are truly sick, before you judge anyone remember you do not know their story. I say it so much because I use to be that person, till I got sick and was on the other side. I embrace this , I own it , it's part of me but it will never define me.
To my Lucy girl
From the first time I saw you I couldn't stop thinking of you.
I love you just how you are. long nails, your sores and your saggy belly , I love you stinky kennel smell and your grey hairs but most of all I love your heart.... I love your soul.
I promised Bud that I would do good things for him and because of him. I did I found you. I promise you the same. I will do good things for you and one day because of you.
Don't worry I won't abandon you , I'll never leave you. My love is unconditional for you.
Some people choose breeds , specifics when finding an animal ... I , I choose you. Welcome home my girl.