March Is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

31st March ’17
First day out of the Hospital and a McDonald Wrap never tasted so  damn good 🙂

30th April, 2017

Sheffield, England.

This time last year, after years of many unrelated diagnosis, I was wheeled out of the hospital with an Unclear Diagnosis of Myositis – a possible Auto Immune Condition where my lymph nodes & muscles were under attack.

The relief from the mystery of not knowing what was ravaging my body and mind cant be quantified with words. I remember feeling extreme happiness and gratitude.

*breathes out slowly* I finally got a feel & smell of fresh air. #SpringtimeFeeling

I never intend to own this dis-ease, but I am thankful that I could finally label my physical, emotional and mental breakdown.

March is Autoimmune Awareness Month, and I am giving brief details from my well of knwoeldge to raise awareness on the Disease— owing to the fact that when people ask about my diagnosis, they have little or no knowledge about it.

Medical Professionals definition: “Autoimmune disease happens when the body’s natural defense system can’t tell the difference between your own cells and foreign cells, causing the body to mistakenly attack normal cells. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases that affect a wide range of body parts.”https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/what-are-common-symptoms-of-autoimmune-disease

Personal Research: Your body loves you & will not betray you. But there are antibodies that attack the body, and these antibodies have been created by the body to protect itself from an outside intruder. They act as an indicator to alarm you that something is being attacked in your system.

As absurd as it sounds to have your immune system attack yout body, it’s given a lot of people like me hope to find alternative lifestyle choices, with a chance to  alter the signals that are going in and adjusting the function of my cells, aiding a complete reversal of my body —giving me the ability to control my genetic activity.

I am still in the process of learning more &  making conscious choices on how to live a healthier and more balanced life.  If there is one thing I am certain about,  is my committment to will always treat my body like the temple it is — loving it by not accepting my immune system failed me — changing my belief about life and my enviroment.  I will guard my emotions by regular mindfullness practices and nourish my soul with positive affirmations — nourish my body with abundant water, balanced food choices,/herbs that have anti-inflammatory properties: Dark green leaves, strawberries, cherries, mangoes, blueberries, green tea, black pepper, kiwi,  sage, rosemary, turmeric, ginger, garlic & cloves.

All our experiences are singular & everyone’s healing path is unique. The only constant is knowing the Power your mind over your body & understanding that you have control over your thoughts.   Your body also has the ability to heal itself if placed in the right enviroment— cells heal, tissues regenerate!

For anyone living in fear of the unknown, I need you to keep your hope breathing – feed your spirit with uplifting monents– remember the power in being grateful, its healing – live in this present monent.

This too shall pass and you’ll remember this day, appreciating the miracle that you are.

I recommend you watch HEAL Documentary on Netflix/follow @medicalmedium & @healdocumentary on Instagram,  as their spiritual and scientific knowledge has been beneficial to my healing journey.

Love always,

Nicole.

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My name is Adebambo Nicole {both names L-R meaning "Crown Comes With Me & Victory of The People."

Sometime in May 2015, I felt a knife-stabbing pain penetrate the upper-left side of my back, with no energy left in me to make it out of bed, I made an SOS call. My entire body felt consumed with excruciating pain and fatigue like a gigantic truck had fallen over it. That Saturday was the beginning of my fight with a Chronic Disease that the doctors were unable to Clinically Diagnose.

After two years of countless hospital visits, admissions, surgeries & invasive procedures, I triumphantly got a breakthrough from Hospital Admissions in 2017. Still, with no name for the disease, I was discharged as an out-patient with a provisional diagnosis: Possible Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease—whereby the lymph nodes all over my body were highly inflamed.

I created this space to chronicle my healing journey that has been a carousel of intense pain: to weeping, laughter, love & losses, comfort, delicious-fellowships, unbending faith challenged with fear, confusion, anger, forgiveness, happiness, hope, heartbreaks, despondence, and communal-support.

Somehow, all the darkness I have had to live through has initiated rebirths, healed and still healing my childhood wounds—catapulting me into a new realm of self-discovery and freedom, where I can paint the various colors of my truth.

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