I've had my fair share of physical and mental illness. When I was 10 years old, on Tuesday the 7th of December 2010 ( a matter of weeks after my 10th birthday ) , I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. At the star I was unfazed and took each hurdle as it came. Before my diagnosis I lost a tremendous amount of weight and looked sickly and unrecognisable. (from left to right, 2007, Dec 2009).
After that, I piled on the weight and I am now about 98KG and 5ft1. That has caused trouble with body dysphoria (especially in genderfluidity) health problems, family issues and mental health problems. As of 2016 I have (all illnesses and issues):- Depression, anxiety, low self esteem, kinda suicidal, asthma, type one diabetes and I am obese.
This is not an article in which I can offer advice because I am still dealing with problems like this. I'm currently trying to lose 33KG in 2-3 years. I just want you let you know, if any of you experience similar problems, you're not alone.
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