Crohn’s Appointment

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Early-morning Crohn’s appointment today!

That means it’s a shake and go superfood morning for us. 😎🌱

I am so nervous to see what the doctor says about me staying on Entyvio or having to stop it through the last trimester of my pregnancy and while I nurse my baby. I have no idea what decision we’re going to make at this point.
Definitely praying for some inspiration end guidance today!

‪#‎superfoodserrday‬ ‪#‎entyviowarrior‬ ‪#‎crushcrohns‬ ‪#‎shakeologyfordays‬

 

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Guys, I’m holding back the tears! OK I’m crying like a baby.

This is the best news I have had in so long. I can stay on Entyvio ALL THE WAY through my pregnancy and while I nurse my baby!!!! This is amazing. There has been so much question about this and I have been so scared to even think about it. But now I have hope! I have a plan!
The last few months my mind has been consumed of what will happen after I deliver my baby. I always flare after pregnancy and I have been dreading it. I have so many races I want to run. I have places I want to go and most of all I want to continue to be a good mom to my kids and be there for them. I want to be a good wife and be there for my husband. I can’t do that when I’m flaring. This is such a blessing! As long as the medicine keeps working things are going to be amazing!


Life is good. God is good. There are lights at the ends of those dark dark tunnels my friends! Keep praying, keep believing, and it will all work out!!! 💜💜💜💜💜

Baby Belly

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Not sure if it’s the light, the boots shorts, OR possibly the big chicken salad I ate for dinner—but HOLY MOLY check out that belly!
Baby girl is as healthy as a horse (and has a similar appetite 😜) and mamma is doing pretty darn good minus some back pain that needs some major daily PiYo loving and the fact that I’m starting to feel like a black and blue pin cushion (yay for Heparin shots!)
‪#‎23weeks‬ and counting

World IBD Day

In honor of World IBD Day, I want to share my IBD story with you!
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when I was 14. Being so young I didn’t know what having an “IBD” was. I had no clue that it would affect me for the rest of my life. I didn’t realize that it would affect not only my guts- but my ENTIRE well-being…my joints, my memory, my mind, my ability to have kids, my social abilities- everything.
Fast forward 14 years and I have tried just about every med in the book,and been on and off meds ever since. I have had 8 miscarriages due to effects from Crohn’s and have struggles with other areas of my health as well. I have been able to control a lot of my symptoms using diet and healthy lifestyle (THANK YOU Shakeology!!!)- but recently started Entyvio after a bad postpartum flare and failed attempt with Humira.
But ya know what?? LIFE. IS. GOOD.
My outlook with living with a chronic illness has changed as I’ve learned to cope over the years. Now I realize that everything that is happening in my life has a purpose. God has a plan for ME! And I’m so grateful that he does!
Crohn’s Disease is a part of my plan. My trials and my struggles are my own and I get to learn from them and lift others around me who are struggling too. God knows what I need and how to help me through. What a blessing!
14 years after being diagnosed I have climbed mountains, ran on beaches, gotten married, had 2 beautiful boys, created a successful at-home business, ran a half marathon…IBD CAN’T STOP ME! I AM IBD, IBD is NOT me!
I am GRATEFUL for this trial in my life. It has made me a better, stronger person and I know that THIS is the life I was meant to live!!!Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 10.25.09 PM.png
Stay strong all my IBD warrior friends! God knows your struggle and he is using you to INSPIRE and LIFT those around you!!!

Last Entyvio Infusion Until After Baby Comes

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Hospital bathroom selfie! ‪#‎whynot‬
Today was my last Entyvio infusion until after the babe comes.
I’m having major mixed feelings about continuing on the medicine or stopping it all together. Continuing would mean that I won’t be able to nurse my baby and will have to cope with the side effects of migraines and joint pain that it’s been giving me.
Going OFF the medication would mean attempting to treat with diet and supplements and then turning to steroids if that fails.
Having a chronic illness means that I will have to deal with decisions like this FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. These are life altering decisions that take me a lot of time, talking, and prayer to figure out. It’s hard. But I wouldn’t change it.
I’m not sure what my next step is. But whatever it is I know that I’ll keep doing my BEST and being my BEST through the struggle…smile on my face and making the best of it all!

🏻💜💪🏻 ‪#‎crushcrohns‬ ‪#‎leadahappylife‬ ‪#‎riseandinspire‬ ‪#‎runningwithcrohns‬‪#‎entyviowarrior‬ ‪#‎fitpregnancy‬

A Little About Me

 

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Hi! My name is Breezie Bitter, a born and raised Idaho girl who was taught by her daddy to dream big, work hard, and give all the credit to God. I am first and foremost a daughter of God, Servant of Christ, and a wife and mother to my beautiful family.

Throughout my life I have had many different struggles including being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at age 14, struggling with self-esteem through my teenage years, battling depression and social anxiety, recurrent miscarriages (7) due to MTHFR (heterozygous), and just trying to fit in and find my place in the world. Through my struggles I have learned to “Trust in the Lord with all my heart”. Because of my faith strengthening experiences I am a better person and am now PAYING IT FORWARD to the world as a COACH, MENTOR, and founder of a Non-Profit company.

My passion in life is helping others see their divine potential and FEEL LOVED and WANTED. I went so many days feeling unwanted and unloved, I don’t want anyone to have those feelings. I want people to LEAD HAPPY LIVES.

As an advocate for Crohn’s Disease awareness I have the privilege to share my continuing story and uplift those around me in similar circumstances. Showing others with my illness that you CAN achieve hard things brings me tremendous fulfillment! ‪#‎crushcrohns‬

As a health and fitness coach I am able to match my clients with workouts and nutrition plans that help them start to see positive changes in their lives. I also get to mentor them on the importance of positive mindset and pushing through the hard times. The changes I see in my clients daily is so rewarding. Seeing my team of dedicated, passionate coaches building incredible businesses and impacting lives- there is nothing quite like it. ‪#‎riseandinspire‬

As the a co-founder of head 2 heart hat co. I am able to spread LOVE and COMFORT to those who are struggling with chronic illness and cancer by giving them something so simple—a hat. This simple concept and idea…that a simple person like me had…is making an impact on so many lives already and we just started in 2016. I am so incredible excited to grow this business and change lives ALL OVER THE WORLD, one hat at a time. ‪#‎spreadloveandhats‬

Through all of these things I am able to meet incredible people who STRENGTHEN me daily and make me feel SO BLESSED that I get to do what I do.

I am passionate about being an entrepreneur in these different ventures and I hope that something I share will INSPIRE YOU to take the steps towards your dreams. Through ALL of this, my MAIN PASSION AND GOAL is to ultimately help others LEAD A HAPPY LIFE.

To follow my health and fitness journey go here: https://www.facebook.com/TeamLeadFitness/

To keep up with the happenings of head 2 heart hat co or to donate to the cause go here: https://www.facebook.com/lovehead2heart/