Hi! I'm Stacey. It's my desire that this would be a safe and helpful place for you. A place where you can share your story and find hope.
When my journey started six years ago, the emotions that continued to rise to the surface were: lost, alone, confused. I went from running three miles most days and working with a personal trainer to being unable to walk myself to the bathroom within a matter of months. I hope and pray that for you, life hasn't been turned upside down in such an extreme manner. However, should you ever find yourself feeling lost, alone, confused, or frustrated (hello insurance companies, can I get an amen?!), I hope this will be a place where you can come and find rest.
I didn't know where to turn in those early days. I didn't know where to go with my questions or my pain. I didn't know how to let anyone love sick me or gaining weight me. I couldn't see how life could ever have meaning again. Six years later, I hope to share some of what I've learned, like how to deal with the insurance companies and how to let grace find me here. And I am hoping that you will share with me what you've learned along the way. I've determined not to let chronic illness or any of its friends win in my life.
Let's cheer one another on, shall we?
On to the fun stuff! I have three super awesome kiddos in my house. I am Mom to Hayden and Avery, stepmom to Julie and wife to Ryan (a smarty-pants who works at NASA and logs our whole lives on spreadsheets and pie charts, true story!). I am an author, goof-ball, and avid reader. I'm also a teacher at heart, meaning I spent many years in the classroom shaping budding geniuses and fragile hearts. I live to learn and share what I'm learning along the way. I graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors in Psychology and intend to start a Masters soon. I have a strange affinity for eating whole meals in my bed (don't tell anyone).
Now, tell me about you!
(People often ask, "What do you have?" They mean, "What kind of sick are you?" My current diagnoses include: CVID, Lyme, RA, Vasculitis, Interstitial Cystitis and some other stuff I can't remember right now.)
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