Living With A Chronic Condition
This year I have decided to step out of my comfort zone, or rather, a self-restricting comfort zone I decided to implement in my final term of training to become a Naturopath, to hide my health from my work. Not because I’m ashamed or embarrassed, but because I’m not a Naturopath because of my health and didn’t want that to influence people’s opinions of why I trained as one. I also haven’t ‘fixed’ myself (it’s actually quite hard to reverse non-lifestyle influenced genetic mutations), and after I was once questioned on that by someone, it reaffirmed my decision to keep it away from my work. Oh, I was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia when I was 22 and have lived on oral chemotherapy since.
But over the last year or so it’s been on my mind more and more as to why I don’t mention it with work. And with this year being a mega one with fertility stuff (you can follow my progress on Instagram and this is the blog if you want to). I have decided to bring it into my work more.
So I hope everyone is kind with this knowledge of me. And don’t question my ability to do my job. Which has been a big factor in keeping this quiet. Yes. I have had my struggles because of my health. But I’ve kept going regardless. And you know what it means? I truly know what it’s like not to feel well and to have something that’s always there. I also know how much all my naturopathic knowledge has helped, and makes me as healthy as I am.
So here is to me being more ‘me’ with my work social media and blog posts this year. And if anyone has any questions about me and my work and how I may be able to help you, or if you are curious about my health or fertility stuff. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m always honest and open to any question asked!