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chronic healness

(noun): a recurring state of healing and evolving mentally, physically and spiritually

On June 3, 2012, I was diagnosed with a rare chronic inflammatory condition called dermatomysotis (DM). I had just graduated from Howard University in May, and the duration of my final semester of college had been spent battling symptoms of severe muscle weakness and soreness, painful skin rashes, intense swelling and chronic fatigue. The rapid decline in my physical health had taken a toll on my mental and emotional state, causing me to fall into a deep depression. By the grace of God, I was able to graduate on time and returned home to seek aid.

After being diagnosed with DM, I decided to make some serious physical, mental and spiritual lifestyle changes, and to my doctor's surprise, I fully recovered from DM within five months of my diagnosis. I have been symptom- and medication-free ever since.

I created #ChronicHealness to bring awareness to chronic illnesses such dermatomyosits, while inspiring others to achieve mental, physical and spiritual healing in their own lives.

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