Personal Statement : Personal Health Plan Essay

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Running Head: Personal Health Plan

Running head: PERSONAL HEALTH PLAN

Personal Health Plan
Melissa Harcrow
9/12/2016

Self Evaluation -Feel like I don?t meet rubric requirement here Isn?t health and wellness something everybody strives to have? In my research for this paper I found a beautiful definition for wellness. ?Wellness, is the search for enhanced quality of life, personal growth, and potential through positive lifestyle behaviors and attitudes? (humankinetics.com, 2016). Wellness and good health will be the focus of my time for the next 8 weeks, as I put implement a plan to improve my overall health. My health has been on the decline for the last seven years, I would not be considered healthy today. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with a muscle and skin autoimmune disease called Dermatomyositis. This diagnosis was complicated by the fact I was pregnant with our sixth child. Once the baby was delivered, and medication was continued, the disease was considered in remission. Fibromyalgia has also been a catch all diagnosis for various chronic symptoms like fatigue and pain, Chronic pain and medical suffering impacts one?s mental health as prolonged exposure inevitably will lead to depression. In addition to the first autoimmune disease, I was diagnosed with a second in August of 2015. This second autoimmune disease is called Primary Biliary Cholangitis, and attacks the bile ducts in the liver. This disease can
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