Rachel was living the good life; valedictorian and class princess, great friends, travel enthusiast, and living her best twenties life. That is until life became not so good.
Her body began to deteriorate and, she didn't know what was happening or why. And, it would take several years, fourteen different doctors, and a diagnosis of Hashimoto's, mold biotoxin illness, chronic Lyme disease, endometriosis, and mast cell activation syndrome before life would get better.
Rachel shares the rollercoaster of ups and downs of living with chronic illness as a young adult, not to mention other losses experienced along the way, which she also shares.
This episode highlights the loss of health, which is intangible and often goes unseen, and its impact on all other areas of life. This episode is a reminder to offer curiosity rather than judgment, empathy rather than expectation, and demonstrating care through action rather than lip service. We never know what others, even our own family, are going through.
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