Everyday is a Gift

IMG_1263I see so many messages on Facebook saying things like, “I’m thirty today.  Please shoot me now.”  I know aging can be stressful for everyone.  But as someone who lives with chronic illnesses, I don’t take any birthday for granted.  Last week, I turned 29.  Honestly, it’s a miracle I ever lived to be 25-years old.  I don’t wish any of my illnesses on anyone but I do think that being sick has taught me about gratitude.  And that tomorrow is not promised so we should make the best of today.

Celebrating You

IMG_1265On that note, here’s to birthdays.  And celebrations, big and small.  Dinners out or in.  Cakes and balloons.  Here’s to you, the warriors who inspire me  on my birthday and everyday.

–Your Stylist,

Jessica Gimeno

JessicaGimeno

Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, and psoriasis. Most of the organs in my body are affected. I'm dedicated to being a stylist for sick women. As someone who has experienced changes in my appearance due to my 12 meds (including Prednisone), I know how hard it can be when your face and body change overnight. (In fact, because of treatment, between 2008 to 2010, I went from a size 0 to a size 10. While I lost the weight, there are permanent changes in my face and body, which I've grown to appreciate.) My blog will also help women deal with other issues like surviving chronic pain and fatigue. Healthy people can also use this blog as a window into what life with illness is like. Let this website be a place where we can draw strength from each other despite our illnesses and find solutions to our everyday challenges!

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