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Living with Limitations

What would life be like without any medical obstacles, serious physical limitations, or extra accommodations? I’d live independently. I wouldn’t need help with everyday tasks. I’d be able to easily maintain college classes or work a full-time job. I’d go on unplanned road trips across the United States with my friends. I would travel the world. My best friend is

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Finding Acceptance

Confidence and self-love can be challenging to maintain when you’re living with a disability. My disease, FOP, is progressive so I continuously have had to adapt to new physical limitations. I’ve struggled with body issues and many insecurities throughout my life. Before social media, I had a difficult time finding acceptance – in both society and within myself. The Twitter

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Summer/Fall Update

My last blog post was in late May, about a month after a very sudden FOP flare-up began in my jaw. In just three months I went from having over one inch of jaw mobility to less than one centimeter. This progression affected many aspects of my life — primarily my diet, but also talking at length and being able

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23 Years

This list highlights 23 things (lessons, realizations, self reminders, etc.) I’ve learned in 23 years in honor of my birthday on May 25th! I’ve seen other bloggers make posts similar to this and thought it’d be a unique way to acknowledge a birthday. 1. Be honest with yourself and with others. Share your story. 2. People will stare, but it’s

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The Act of Surrendering

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” -Victor Hugo Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not one to give up. I’m determined, resilient, and optimistic. I’m able to stay positive and I look for something

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    2 weeks ago by p0sitivity In the week since my last post I've been on three different anti-inflammatories (experienced side effects from each of them). I'm now on a high dose of prednisone, a steroid that also helps decrease inflammation, after noticing another FOP flare-up in my jaw. The flare-up is making it more tiring…
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