Kirstie

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My Mantra: “To thine own self be true.” -William Shakespeare 

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Hello everyone in Internet world!

I’m Kirstie, and I suffer from that god awful awful thing called migraines. I almost can’t remember a day before my migraines… these terrible things have been a part of my 25 year old existence for about 14 years now.

Along with this beast, I’m also a Lupus warrior, suffer from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), along with bipolar disorder. Since these illnesses have been a major part of my life I’ve had to learn to live through them. But enough about those things! On to the good stuff!

I’m 25 years old, and live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in lovely Crozet, Virginia! I’m a certified Pharmacy Technician, and have been since I graduated high school in 2010. Currently I work with my local university teaching hospital in Imaging. My life goal would be to eventually go back to school to become a Veterinarian.

Outside of work and school I love to fish, enjoy riding ATVs, dying my hair crazy colors, spending time with my family, and most importantly, my fur baby — Abby. I love wieners! The furry dog kind that is, my fur baby Abby is a 8 year old Dachshund and Beagle mix. She is what keeps me going, and is a major help to alerting me when a migraine is on its way. Her head nudges and toe licks are a true life-saver for me when it comes time to getting medication in before it hits.

When it comes to getting the word out about some of my disorders, I like to participate around my community. Walks when able, craft fairs, even something as little as sharing a post on Facebook.

No matter what you do, make yourself heard–even if it’s only one person, that’s the first step in getting awareness out there. ❤️

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