For me it became the “Fight of my life”
The secret in life is letting Go...breathe and know that you will be Ok...these past 6 yrs of my life have been a roller coaster, but when I look back...I do not think I would change anything for my journey in Life has made me who I am today.
EmpowHer has been a tool for me that has been the missing resource link I have been looking for all this time.
Growing up one of 13 all adopted has been an awesome journey..but you still go through that "Who am I" phase in life. While I was a normal 19yrd old..I still had the thoughts... what is wrong with me?? by this age I still had not had a menstrual cycle. Not until 2007 did I find out I had premature Ovarian Failure that then lead to a full Hysterectomy in 2008..after my surgery I was not given any answers to what was going to happen next with my body? I found myself falling into a deep depression and almost took my life...while in the hospital I was looking on line for any kind of information I could find on young females with health issues like me, I was thinking what now? I am unable to have kids and who is going to want to marry me in this condition and I felt less of a woman. I then came across the EmpowHer site and read Michelle's story..I also read other woman's stories and it was then along with a prayer that I decided I am now taking charge of my own health and life.
During this time frame I was also losing my hair..not knowing why? I found out that I have Androgenic Alopecia... I am a hair artist so I am able to create and design my own wigs... by launching my own wig line "I am" by Christina, will allow me to not only help others who struggle with hair loss but allow myself to heal and embrace my fear of losing my hair.
Having being diagnosed with Osteoporosis in October of 2008 has also been hard; I am on Bonevia once a month. I am hoping that this will indeed reverse my bone loss. I am now an active supporter of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and help raise funds and awareness to this silent disease that can affect women now at even a younger age.
I have learned that becoming an advocate for your own health is so important, and I am so glad I was directed by EmpowHer into the right path, by being proactive I found out in May 2010 that I was misdiagnosed with IBS and through a colonoscopy and a biopsy of my colon we found that I have microscopic colitis. While I still struggle with high cholesterol numbers I am learning this is all starting to make me a stronger person.
I now am becoming more and more aware of what my body is telling me, starting in May 2009 when I met the EmpowHer team...my life has changed for the better, I have gained more knowledge about my health and have began taking enzymes and natural supplements that have been a missing link in my body. Just by changing the way I eat and exercise for bones and health..I have lost 58 lbs. I am going to continue this awesome Life changing journey and will keep you all posted on my Health!!
Thank you so much to the EmpowHer team!
Ever had that feeling of " I have lost myself"... that was me back in 2007 and 2008 not being able to know what was wrong with me...I had to dig down deep and re-birth that once found self-esteem ...
September 30, 2011 - 2:57pm
where do you find your " I AM"...strength inside you?
for me it has been a long road..but I FOUND it! for me just to be able to stand in front of the mirror and look at myself and tell myself " ...
November 24, 2010 - 5:08pm
Christina describes the resources she was looking for when she found EmpowHER.com.
January 4, 2010 - 10:54am
I have been following the Eating for your blood type these past few months..seems to be working pretty good..I am Type O Pos. and in reading about Type O's I am finding very interesting ...
November 17, 2009 - 2:45pm
from May 09 I have lost 21 lbs and gone from a size 16 down to a 12...I thought Yeah for me...I am even on Lipitor 40 mg...I just got my blood work back and my Total chol. is 325... tri is ...
October 6, 2009 - 4:15pm
Christina recalls how she felt when her uterus became enlarged.
October 2, 2009 - 3:23pm
Christina recalls the fears she experienced leading up to the hysterectomy to remove her enlarged uterus.
October 2, 2009 - 3:14pm
Christina remembers how she felt when her menstrual cycle failed to appear.
October 2, 2009 - 2:59pm
Christina recalls recovering from her hysterectomy and discusses how this changed her life.
October 2, 2009 - 2:26pm
Christina describes how her hormones fluctuated after her hysterectomy and how her recovery was delayed by a misdiagnosis.
October 2, 2009 - 2:17pm
Christina recalls how the misdiagnosis of a mental disorder disrupted her life.
October 2, 2009 - 2:03pm
Christina explains what she found helpful on www.EmpowHER.com.
October 2, 2009 - 1:43pm
Christina explains what she would say to a woman who needs a hysterectomy.
October 2, 2009 - 1:23pm
Christina discusses why she wants to share her hormone regulation experience with other women.
October 2, 2009 - 1:09pm
Christina explains if the overdose on pills and wine following her hysterectomy was an attempt to take her own life.
October 2, 2009 - 12:54pm
Christina discusses what she would say to a woman contemplating suicide because of medical frustrations.
October 2, 2009 - 12:33pm
Christina explains why she used wine and sleeping pills to self-medicate.
October 2, 2009 - 12:25pm
Christina describes the symptoms she experienced due to surgical menopause.
October 2, 2009 - 12:07pm
Christina discusses if she shared her hormone regulation problems and overdose with her friends.
October 2, 2009 - 11:45am
Christina explains how imbalances in her hormones caused her to lose her hair.
October 2, 2009 - 11:23am
Christina discusses her calculated bone density.
October 2, 2009 - 11:04am
Christina explains if she is a hip replacement candidate due to her osteoporosis.
October 2, 2009 - 10:49am
Christina discusses the negative side effects she experiences from taking Boniva®.
October 2, 2009 - 10:40am
Christina explains how having a hysterectomy and dealing with hormone imbalances has made her a stronger person.
October 2, 2009 - 10:21am
Christina discusses the condition that caused her to never have a menstrual cycle.
October 2, 2009 - 10:08am
“I’m so stressed out, I’m losing my hair!” said a friend going through trials with her teenage children. Stress really can make one lose their hair and they even have a name for this type of hair ...
Christina C commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Stress and Hair Loss