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I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on Gemma Serenity Gorokhoff’s podcast called Real Talk Real Women.
It was an amazing experience, and I am so happy that I got to chat with her. She interviews women with various compelling stories, and I love how she uplifts others!
In this episode, I tell the story of my disease and how I have grown from the experience. If you or a loved one have experienced chronic illness, maybe you can relate to my story! I hope that this helps you feel a little less alone.
Receiving a diagnosis can be extremely scary and nerve-wracking. When I learned about my disease, my life was turned upset down. I had so many fears, and I was worried that my future was bleak.
For a while, I treated myself with so much negativity. My anxiety got the best of me, and I felt an intense feeling of hopelessness. I wasn’t taking care of myself and I certainly wasn’t lifting myself up.
After a while, I knew that I needed to make a change. When I graduated college, I had a lot of choices to make. Where was I going to move? Where was I going to work? Could I have a normal life with this disease?
I decided to move out to California and pursue a career in the tech industry, and I have never looked back! I found some amazing doctors out here, and my health is the best it has been since my diagnosis.
The main thing I have learned through this journey: Give yourself grace!
Treat yourself with respect and empowerment. You know that you are strong, and that you deserve self-love.
More Information about Real Talk Real Women
This is an awesome podcast, and I love how Gemma is such an advocate for women. She also has another podcast called Uplift, so keep an eye out for that one as well!
Here are some of the social media handles for the Real Talk Real Women podcast. You will love Gemma’s content!