Hi, I’m Lynzy! I’m 31 years young (tell that to my joints!) and for most of my adult life I’ve felt like something was wrong with my body. It used to be a running joke in our family how much Lynzy can sleep and how every year Lynzy gets sick on her birthday. I’ve always battled my body but didn’t understand why.
On September 12, 2018 I woke up with a headache that never went away. Over the next year, I would get several diagnoses: CSF Leak, Pseudotumor Cerebri, chronic migraines, hypermobile connective tissue disorder (EDS), NDPH (new daily persistent headache), tinnitus, pseudoseizures, Cervicalgia, depression and anxiety.
Since this all started, my illnesses have stolen things from me: my job, my life, most of my friends, my faith, my marriage. I went through some pretty dark times. But through it all, I still see hope. I use social media and blogging as a way to connect with others who have chronic illness. I have found so much hope in their stories, and my wish is that someone else will maybe find some hope in mine. Thank you for joining me on this journey.
Worthy now. Not if. Not when. We are worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute.Brene Brown
At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.Frida Kahlo
The message is so simple, yet it gets forgotten. The people living with the condition are the experts.Michael J. Fox