I had my first child just 2 weeks short of my 20th birthday- I feel my pregNancy was pretty easy, other than the kidney stone/kidney infection that I couldn’t take any pain medicine for. After my delivery, I was severely anemic, my vaginal stitches ripped, and I development mastitis (an infection in the breast). Well, a few months later I would wake up every day with debilitating pain in a new joint. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, brought on from all the stress my body went through.
I now live everyday in pain, some days better than others. My rheumatologist has adviced me to vegan and cut out ALL sugars but it’s harder than it sounds. One night I ate 3 oreos and Woke up the next morning in SO much pain. Somedays I’m also extremely exhausted for no reason. It’s hard being a mother, going to school full time, and living every day with pain.
I had my break downs in the beginning, I really don’t think its fair. I’ve always been health conscious, I don’t deserve this. But I’m learning to deal with it and slowly changing my diet more and more everyday.
Its just hard being a 22 year old and feeling like a 50 year old.