Thursday, March 17, 2011

Finding me

As most know, I am a chronic pain sufferer. It will be 3 years this May I was diagnosed with FF (F----- Fibromyalgia) I will let you determine what the 1st F stands for.
The worst part of chronic pain is not always the pain itself. Instead it is what it steals from you, your self, your soul.
One of the first things to take the biggest hit was self care. I had nothing to give and I wore that on my face like an opening night marquee. Basic care was a strong struggle that left me in some very dark places.

But by the grace of God, family, friends and a few lovely Facebook strangers, I have slowly (snails crawl) gained function back into my life.
Currently, I am focusing on the Glam! I am all about taking the time to put makeup on everyday even if I have nothing social to do. It is quite amazing how much better you feel taking that time for yourself. My favorite inspiration is YouTube tutorials by the Make Up Geek.

Those who also struggle with pain and/or depressive episodes, I hope you can also find some strength to do something nice for yourself because you are so worth it.
Here are my recent efforts for a work related photo shoot, it turns out I am still a woman, yippee!

Photos by Sas photo imaging.

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Jorge de Rojas said...

I think you not only look beautiful, but courageous for sharing your personal struggle. It gives the rest of us with similar maladies much strength and hope.

Michele Lynch Art said...

You are more than just a woman, you are a gorgeous, creative, caring, sharing woman! Chronic pain is not easy to deal with, it wears you down quickly. It's wonderful that you are being good to yourself, you deserve it! xo Michele

yoborobo said...

Dani - you are completely and utterly beautiful, inside and out. I know what it feels like to be in the trenches, and if you ever need to talk, you have my number, sista! xoxoxo Pam

Chicken Lips said...

"Still a woman" if there was any doubt! LOL! You're one smokin' hot mama!

I so admire your talent, perseverance and strength.

The Vintage Sister said...

We love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Dani!!

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Dani you are the role model for all stuggling women

francine said...

I love your blog

Penny Grotz Streit said...

You are beautiful Dani. You could model those hats.

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