I Chronically Fit has been flooded with inquiries about the impending arrival of the “customer top pick” vintage infusion backpack and when would be back in stock! The time is now. Get something beautiful to put under your Christmas tree this year and buy this backpack through the Chronically Fit official shop!
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After receiving lifesaving transplant, Clarence woman battling invisible illness starts long road to recovery
August 21, 2018 Sweet Buffalo Diana Donnarumma of Clarence is one remarkable woman. At the young age of 26, she should be living her dreams at a job she loves and spending her weekends enjoying a cocktail. However, Donnarumma can’t do these things – not yet anyways – but she knows someday soon she will.
That’s why she continues to fight.
Donnarumma struggles with a very rare autoimmune disorder, which causes her to not be able to eat real food. She just had a major transplant because she desperately needed a small and large intestine. She also had part of her stomach removed.
“God put me through all of this for a reason, one I will probably never understand, but it is because he can see the whole puzzle when I can only see one puzzle piece.”
Her journey started when she was going to college in Miami and found out she had been undiagnosed with Lyme disease for 12 years. That turned into a condition called Dysautonomia which causes malfunction of the autoimmune system. Donnarumma threw up for several hours a day because the muscles in her stomach could not contract food properly, which led to weakness and eventually unconscious. It’s been a very rough road, so when she finally got the call that her transplant was ready to be done at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington she was elated.
Donnarumma spent nine long months at the hospital after the transplant where she had to overcome severe pain and illness, but now she’s happy to be home sweet home.
“I was so excited to get home to Buffalo to see friends, family and loved ones. I can tell you one thing, DC made me appreciate Buffalo so much more. After all they don’t call Washington ‘the city of good neighbors,'” she said.
After the transplant, Donnarumma spent two months in inpatient but was constantly admitted again due to vomiting, malnutrition and having blood levels off. She had two more surgeries after the transplant. One was to reverse the ileostomy that was placed for transplant for endoscopies and biopsies to check for rejection.
“The team said my new bowels were made just for me, as if it was the perfect match, however my stomach was not. Thus, the head surgeon did another open cavity surgery called a roux-en-y, which is almost like a gastric bypass. Literally my stomach is now the size of a walnut. I did code a few times in the hospital, however, I’m still here and fighting.”
Donnarumma is on artificial nutrition again, but she is starting to eat small snacks about six times a day. She went from not being able to eat drink or take any oral medication to re-teaching her body and intestines to process everything.
Her first goal is to get off TPN (IV Nutrition), but that means she needs to consume about 1,200 calories a day orally. The transplant team in Washington are going to keep a close eye on Donnarumma and will still have to see her regularly.
“Due to the kindness of all those who have prayed on my behalf, your prayers have worked. I’m finally home right where I belong. As Dorothy says, ‘there is no place like home.’ What’s even better is the fact I can sleep in my own comfortable bed while I continue the journey to health.'”
While Donnarumma was fighting the autoimmune disease, she and her mother came up with the idea of creating fashionable backpacks for those who have to carry TPN and tube feeds. They are called Chronically Fit and their mission of “sick doesn’t mean unfashionable” is very inspiring. For more information, visit https://m.facebook.com/chronicallyfitbackpacks/.
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Chronically Fit is a company made by and for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. In Aerie latest ad campaign, models with all sorts of disabilities are shown modeling the lingerie and letting the world know that we are beautiful! We are smart, intelligent, pretty, shameless and fierce! We are a Chronically Fit family because, “sick doesn’t mean unfashionable!”
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Chronically Fit appreciates your patience and is hoping to put products back on the market very soon. We are looking at various vendors so that more people can join the #chronicallyfit movement and let the world know that, "sick doesn't mean unfashionable."
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Dear Chronically Fit Customers.
I have some good and bad news to share with you all. I will go with the bad news first and rip off the bandaid (chronic illness humor intended) Haha
Unfortunately, Chronically Fit will temporarily be closing shop.
This is becuase two days ago, I received a call from the hospital saying that I have been listed for a multi-organ transplant. As you can all imagine, this is both extremely exciting and scary at the same time. However, I want to hold unto the hope. This transplant will give me the chance to live again, to participate in society, give me a second chance at life, allow me to eat, allow me to get off TPN, reduce my risk of line infections and sepsis and allow me to stop the chronic cyclic vomiting. For those, that don't know my story about 2.5 years ago, I became critically ill and spend a month in the ICU. I had to move back home with my parents and have spent the rest of my time in and out of hospital, surgeries, ER visits and doctors offices. The pain has been unimaginable. I have global dysmotility and I have no peristalsis, mean the nerves in my gut cannot move anything through it and the muscle is basically paralyzed.
However, I will make you all a promise. After my transplant, when I am recovered and better, I will make Chronically Fit better than ever.
My customers are amazing and I am blessed by each one of you. You have all given me drive and purpose after being sick. You gave me a reason to get out of bed in the morning. You gave me a distraction from my pain. Most of all, you gave me friendship and support. So thank you for being you.
Beautiful, strong, courageous, fighters and stylish!
You make others realized that, "sick doesn't mean unfashionable."
So, thank you for joining me on this crazy journey we call life!
Today I created a medical/ surgical mask and a matching bandana for my fur baby, Sunny. I love how the mask came out. It's is definitely more fashionable the the standard, generic medical masks.
Chronically Fit prides itself in making the medical community more fashionable one project at a time!
Remember, sick doesn't mean unfashionable. ❤️♿️💊💄
Chronically Fit's first customized wheelchair.
Chronically Fit prides itself on making the medical community more fashionable one product at a time.
Remember, sick doesn't mean unfashionable. 💕👄🎒👩🏻⚕️💊♿️
The Oley Foundation was founded in 1983 by Lyn Howard, MD and her patient, Clarence “Oley” Oldenburg, the Oley Foundation is a national, independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that strives to enrich the lives of patients dependent on home intravenous nutrition (parenteral) and tube feeding (enteral) through education, advocacy, and networking. The Foundation also serves as a resource for consumer’s families, clinicians and industry representatives, and other interested parties. Programs are directed by the staff and guidance is provided by a board of dedicated professionals and patients.
This afternoon, I received a email say that I was nominated for the Oley Innovator/ Advocator award 🥇 The award is for TPN consumers who lead by example to promote innovation in nutrition therapy, or by advocating for fellow homePEN consumers.
I'm just filled with excitement and happy to nominated. I think God was looking out for me because had I been listed for transplant now I wouldn't be able to attend. Everything has a silver lining.
Inspired by the Chronically Fit Movement. Intestinal Transplant Survivor. Chronic Illness Fighter. Rescue Dog Momma. Follower of Christ. University of Miami Graduate. Shopping lover.