๐ Danielle Grijalva ๐
Have you ever questioned the universe on why things happen? Specifically to you?! I do โ I'm guilty
The last 2.5 years, I've lived daily with undiagnosed symptoms. Doctors not able to figure it out. No meds that would give relief.
My life turned upside down in an instant, left me pondering what in the hell did I do to deserve such a life.
The illness slowly started to take over my identity. Depression set in and I wondered how I was going to climb out. I started to seclude myself to home, crying all the time in silence, putting on a fake smile to not worry my family, trying to live life as normal although I was dying inside. I got really good at hiding it all.
While I started to work daily learning how to stop blaming HIM and to start learning to live with an illness, I learned that this is my purpose. To inspire, motivate and support others living with these illnesses.
I thought I had it all figured out! But yesterday I hit yet another breaking point. Pain so bad, I cried myself to sleep. Silently laid there sobbing and praying for the pain to go away. No such luck ๐
Living with this illness isn't always easy. But each day, I'm grateful to wake up to another day. Able to walk and use my hands although I hurt.
This is the life of battling a chronic illness. This is my story. This is what an invisible illness looks like.