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World, listen… I’m back!

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Melanie Flores Bernholz

Hello stranger... this is for you!

Here comes a story that is hopefully going to help whoever will read it. Since I was a little girl I had several health problems and I actually suffer from about 6 chronic diseases, I already stopped counting them...

At the age of 12 I underwent corrective spinal surgery because of scoliosis and 2 years ago I was diagnosed with an adrenal insufficiency. This put my life upside down. But I’ll skip this annoying part because this story isn’t about me.

It’s about empowering the world not to be afraid of unexpected changes and about encouraging people to keep fighting for their dreams whatever life has reserved for them. Because if I’m finding my way back to life after losing almost everything at such a young age, YOU CAN AS WELL!

My way back to life.

As I already told you, I have many health problems: asthma, several allergies, gastroesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, fructose intolerance and the worst of all, my spine was fixed because of severe scoliosis and I have a secondary adrenal insufficiency. And yes, I’m still alive!

As a little girl, I dreamt of studying mathematics and becoming a professor at a university. Oh, and I wanted to become a dancer and musician too! So I followed my dreams and after overcoming all the billion obstacles l have encountered on my way I was very close to achieving them until the adrenal insufficiency sent its regards.

For years my health condition worsened and no doctor knew what was going on with me. Finally, in January 2017, the diagnosis was made: an adrenal insufficiency.
This disease caused me, among many other things, a profound muscle weakness as well as it makes me feel so extremely fatigued that I’m struggling to write this text.
My body became so weak that I couldn’t continue studying maths nor playing the drums, which was really my passion. I lost most of my friends and I even had to leave my native country. But this doesn’t discourage me.

I’m giving my best to recover and fortunately thanks to the medicine it starts getting better. After having to lay for a very long time (24 hours a day) in bed without being able to even touch the tip of my nose with my fingers … Now I can walk again!
I have a lot of will to live and with the support of my little family I’m reinventing myself and coming back to life.

To be honest, right now I feel lonely, and that makes me sad, but it doesn’t keep me apart from fighting for my dreams.

And that’s part of my life story. Despite all, I’m a girl with a lot of faith, just waiting for a kiss of John Smith, you know who I mean…!? That handsome blond adventurer, Pocahontas lover…

EMPOWER OTHERS!

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