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How Flare-ups Affect Me

Living in a body with FOP is like being forced to ride a completely different roller coaster every day with no time in between to catch your breath. I never know when the next drop (unexpected flare-up) might be, if I’ll stop going in loops (seemingly never-ending pain), or if it’ll be a smoother ride for a while. At the

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2015 Highlights

Happy New Year!! These were some of my favorite days of 2015. 1. June 13th – mini photo op with my Boston-area friends before we watched our favorite music duo, Karmin, open for Lindsey Stirling! So many laughs, photos, and inside jokes. 2. September 8th – had a good day where I felt more like myself following so many weeks

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Traveling to California

It’s almost been two months since I traveled by myself to Southern California! I had an amazing time, but I can wholeheartedly say that it was a miracle I was able to fly. Up until the night before traveling I was still experiencing a lot of pain (refer to my last blog post here) and felt very discouraged. I had planned this

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Health Update: Flare-ups

“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.” -Michael J. Fox I’ve been dealing with multiple flare-ups of new FOP bone growth for the past two months. It’s very painful, frustrating, and exhausting. The most prominent flare-up, my left hip, is also the most familiar

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    1 day ago by p0sitivity New blog theme, new updates post! ✍ it's been four months since I've been able to edit and publish something I've written and I'm thankful to finally have a little more energy! If you'd like to know more of what's been going on with me, go to jasminfloyd.com (link on…
  • Havent been able to leave the house in three weekshellip
    3 weeks ago by p0sitivity Haven't been able to leave the house in three weeks (since the late night ER trip). The prednisone helped the pleurisy and jaw pain, but I'm now experiencing a new FOP flare-up in my upper back. This isn't exactly how I pictured this summer to go-- doing my best to…
  • In the week since my last post Ive been onhellip
    1 month 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…
  • Needed to go to the ER last night from 9hellip
    1 month ago by p0sitivity Needed to go to the ER last night from 9 pm until 3 am // For the past few days I've been experiencing pain in the left side of my ribs and chest - it hurts to breathe fully and I've been feeling weak. I have a restricted lung capacity…
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    2 months ago by p0sitivity One month ago- thankful for my best friend  @shayweasel  & her Noodle ❤️ even driving to the airport and making rest stops became an adventure!
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    2 months ago by p0sitivity One of my favorite traditions is helping to sort books for our church's 4th of July jamboree! There's nothing like kids books to make you feel nostalgic ❤️
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    2 months ago by p0sitivity One year ago today. Thankful for such wonderful friends and the memories that have filled our spirits every single day, in the midst of everything going on in the world. ❤️️‍ (not pictured:  @kclarkeeeee )
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