⭐Medical Update⭐ EDS nightmare cont. I never forsaw this coming. In 3 years time 1 spinal fusion has led to a soon to be entire spine fused, like in skull-pelvis. Unfortunately, it's "game over". My symptoms have progressed so much in a few short months. My posture seems to be rapidly changing (could be really irritated from travel). I can't stand upright bc my spine is stuck in flexion. My lumbar is shifting to the L & my thoracic is bending forward. I can't walk. My way of "walking" isn't safe. All of the adrenaline & anxiety leading to this appt. has worn off & I mentally/physically crashed from exhaustion after the appt. The last thing I want is another surgery but I don't see a way out of this one. My life is being held back bc of this ridiculous issue. I don't expect to be pain free at all but I shouldn't feel like I have postop pain 24/7. I'm 100% miserable. When my surgeons came in I was greeted w/ hugs. The plan is to open my spine from T1ish➡️pelvis, address anything in my thoracic to help bring my head back, fuse the remainder of my spine to S1, fuse both SI joints, shape my lumbar to give a more natural curve & detether the filum Sept. 16th. I'm horrified, petrified, sad, overwhelmed. This is lifealtering. I'm scared about everything. Scared to stay as I am & to move forward. I'm leaning on my faith & my medical team. I wish they saw the insane spasm my torso went into afterwards. Everything tightened in such a way that it was pulling my scapula & shoulder out. My muscles at the back of my skull all the way down were something I've never experienced & 🤞 I don't again. 🤞 I'll be in a custom TLSO brace postop. A script is being sent. It's a good ⚠️ for ppl & medical personnel included to be careful. A script for a wheelchair is in hand 🙆♀️ This will make getting around easier. The wheelchair to get into the hospital made a huge difference. Everyone asked if I needed one so I caved in & I'm glad I did. 🤞 I own 1 soon. So, tonight & like most, I'm nervous but hang onto hope, find joy every day & believe good will come from all of this.
**This is worth repeating: make sure your surgeon KNOWS EDS bc knowing & hearing about it are 2 different things.
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It is happening in exactly 8 days🏃🏽💃🏃🏽 People Do you know anyone that wants to be a part of this walk? Just tell them to click the link in bio to join this moving train.
Don't be left out , because when you hear Pimmmmmmmm na Stadium you go just see us. People of Instagram how can you be a part of this, help spread the word!
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5)Come with your family people inshort come with your village people
But do you know the reason why we are walking?🚶🚶🚶 Are you aware that LFBI just launched a school feeding project for the Less privileged students who are food insecure because of insufficient funds to eat lunch whilst in school?
Do you know that some children lack concentration in school because of lack of food?
Do you know that some will rather just sit back at home because they can't afford to eat when they go to school?
Do you know that You and I can Feed the future?
Do you know that You and I are the voice of the future?
Do you know that You and I have to spread the word for individuals/organisations to support this school feeding project?
You want to know how?
Then take a walk with us on the 31st of August💃🚶🏼🏃🏽 Who else is excited.
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Today’s #CultureBossWednesday goes out to Antonio White (@toneyoh), Founder of @beyondideasgrp, an integrated public affairs company that elevates diverse voices at the intersection of business, technology, policy, and media through strategic communications, event production, and public engagement leadership. 🔥💡
In times like these, when we feel quite helpless, we must remember to do our part to minimize our footprint.⠀
This beautiful planet is our home and it is up to us, the conscious consumers and purpose-driven businesses, to take a stand, vote with our dollars, buy and source consciously, and educate our communities of the simple changes that will make a difference.⠀
Our planet is crying out for help and now is the time for us to raise our voices in honor of Mother Nature and the life she provides. ⠀
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HELP PLEASE 〰 Folks, this is your *last* chance to cast your vote and help Erin and Odette get their pitch to speak at SXSW 2020 over the line. Literally three hours left.⠀
If you've voted already thank you oh-so-much. Sending all the beautiful good vibes your way.And if you haven't yet we would appreciate it oh-so-much. ⠀
You can preview our pitch and cast your vote using the link in bio. Voting is super simple and we're putting the steps below to make it even easier.⠀
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Help a couple o' creative and conscious entrepreneurs spread the good word about good business on a global stage.⠀
This was our very first retail display ever. Many people don’t know, but The Handmade Romantics, online and offline, was launched in the very same week @thegreencollective.sg launched their full store at @kinexsg. This space has given us so much learning, so many opportunities to meet supporters from all over Singapore and beyond - and it’s bittersweet now that we have to say goodbye to it.
After almost a year at this new Kinex unit, The Green Collective will be closing their doors on 2nd September 9pm. We will still be at Funan #02-18 so don’t forget us as we’d love to continue serving you. For now, thank you and farewell Kinex. It has been an amazing ride.
“Volunteering with CAC was truly a transformative experience. The most impactful part of the trip was being able to empower all of the women that attended. Being in America and having played various sports throughout my life, it is so easy for me to take playing sports for granted, especially as a woman. During my time in Uganda, I actually had the chance to speak to these women and share how sports has impacted my life and the lessons I learned. I encouraged them to continue fighting for their rights, and even if it's not through sports, to find confidence in their voice”
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Kimaya Cole is a Class of 2020 Sociology concentrator and current co-captain of Harvard Women’s Soccer.