I am not ashamed of my depression. I want others to see that you can live with this disease; you can have a healthy life. Exercise is my medication and I can’t skip a dose.
Our feet are what we place a lot of stress and weight on each and every day. We all have certain demands that require us to be on our feet, whether that be work, family, school, or training. If we take care of our feet they will take care of us as athletes.
Using sun protective measures on a daily basis does not have to be a chore and can be easily adopted into a lifestyle. Your skin will thank you years down the road.
It might be funny to some people, just like wearing a long sleeve shirt in the summer but covering up and protecting yourself against the UV rays are things I can’t take for granted anymore. Taking care of my eyes wasn’t on the top of my list like taking care of my skin, even though I was squinting in classrooms. I always remember my parents and teachers telling me I can’t look at that sun because it’ll damage my eyes, but I thought that meant going blind, not getting a potentially cancerous mole.
I had spent years going to appointments several times a week, administering endless injections, temping, charting, and taking my medication at the exact minute my doctors instructed in order to optimize our chances. Fertility treatments had become a full-time job, in addition to my actual full-time job, and raising my daughter...