Friday, November 18, 2016

Facing Forward: Marya

Facing Forward is a series that shares the lives of people living with arthritis and other invisible chronic illnesses. The goal of the series is to see how we are similar and how we are different - and to remind us to keep moving forward because we aren't alone!

Name: Marya
Location: Tampa Bay
Diagnosis: Cervical Dystonia
Age at Diagnosis: 48

How are you currently treating your condition?
Xeoman shots (form of Botox) healthy living including yoga, clean eating, heating pads, massager, therapy pool when I can, and stress management.
What are your favorite tips and tricks for managing everyday tasks?
Give myself plenty of grace and margin. Don't overload with unrealistic expectations.

How do you manage to keep facing forward every day?
I have to keep going for my family but ultimately it's my faith in God - I have to trust His plan and provision no matter what.

If you could go back to diagnosis day and tell your past self one thing, what would it be?
Hang tough...It's going to be okay.

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1 comment:

Rick Phillips said...

thank you for educating me about Cervical Dystonia. Since i did not know about it, I looked it up and got a great education.