I think living healthy in today's world is something we all struggle with at times. I have personally struggled with my weight all of my life. From being overweight in early childhood, losing weight as a teenager and maintaining that weight from late high school into college then gaining all of it back plus some throughout the past few years. Yesterday I finally reached my breaking point.
This year has been a wonderful year of transition for me. From being single to becoming married, moving to a new city and starting a daily commute. With my daily schedule, convenience became the name of the game and my body has paid the price for it. I stopped paying attention to what I was eating and my waistline definitely showed. What I couldn't see was that my inner health was also showing signs too.
As some of you may have seen, I've recently been rocking a new pair of glasses. Before getting these glasses, I went for my annual eye exam. I hadn't had an eye exam in a few years and while at my visit, the doctor mentioned that my optic nerves were swollen. Sometimes it can be normal, but most of the time, it's a sign of another issue. I decided to follow up with a specialist regarding my eyes.
At my follow up exam, I quickly learned that each of my optic nerves were swollen, which is a condition called papilledema. This means that there is elevated pressure in my brain and if left untreated could cause future vision loss. Alarming, I know. My husband and I were both shocked. As we decided to go over my final evaluation, a great deal of the evaluation pointed to weight loss being one of the ways to reduce swollen optic nerves.
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The specialist of course was ready to go into full blown action, which would include an MRI, possible spinal tap and medication. Because this has been caught early and I have my full vision, I decided to take my health into my own hands. My vision is far more important than any type of food. As I prepare to take charge of my health and my life, I want you all to be a part of the journey. I know it will be hard. I know it will be tough, but this is serious.
I plan to share my healthy living journey here on the blog. I look forward to having you all along with me and all I ask is your prayers of strength and good health over my life. Thank you!
What are ways you try to live healthy?
God bless & stay fabellis,