The Rooted Warrior

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Discovering you have a disease that has no cure is an interesting thing to wrap your brain around...

I was angry, confused, and honestly, I felt hopeless. I became extremely depressed living with this disease. Every day was uncomfortable. Every medication had side effects that were worse than the actual disease. It took months of daily struggle to get up to find a mix of medications that were the least painful to help me be at ease.

After months of recovery and years of maintenance, I managed to get through high school until the very last month of my senior year. I started to get the pains again and within a month I was down 20lbs again, in the hospital the night before my graduation, and struggling to keep everything together. For 10 days I couldn’t eat and I have never felt so weak in my life.

Released from the ER in order to attend my high school graduation. I was admitted into the hospital right after getting my diploma.

Released from the ER in order to attend my high school graduation. I was admitted into the hospital right after getting my diploma.

I remember when I was released from the hospital, I could barely go up the stairs to my bedroom I was so weak. My muscles had atrophied so much I couldn’t walk without help. My mom held my arm to help me get the mail and that was an accomplishment at the time. I spent the whole summer recovering and building my strength.

After 11 years of chemotherapy drugs, infusions, injections, and pretty much any form of drug cocktail you could try, I started my journey to get off all medications.  

Right after an endoscopy and colonoscopy from a flare. Always trying to stay positive, even after anesthesia!

Right after an endoscopy and colonoscopy from a flare. Always trying to stay positive, even after anesthesia!

I started seeing a chiropractor that focuses on natural health, I started reading more and more on nutrition, researching alternative therapies, and continued my overall fascination with wellness.

I have finally found a balance that supports my body in a way that I never thought possible.

I feel stronger, healthier, and happier than I ever thought was possible. I started to love my body for all it has protected me from, and for all that it is capable of.

I am not a nutritionist, I am not an expert, I am just someone who will stop at nothing to live life to the fullest, with whatever is thrown at me. I hope that everyone finds the strength within themselves to keep fighting and to see that your vulnerabilities can be your greatest gift. If we can stick together, we can all be more than we have imagined.