Just wanted to give a brief explanation to why I wear heels. Everybody that knows me has an understanding that every time they see me, I will be wearing heels. My reason for wearing heels is much deeper than the physical rewards of what wearing heels produce. Don't get me wrong, wear heels is first off attractive to the opposite sex. MEN LOVE WOMEN that wear heels; that's a given! However, that's not why I wear heels. Heels can also accent every outfit that you wear. Heels gives an outfit the "life" that it needs but guess what, that's not why I wear heels. Wearing heels can boost a woman's ego and confidence. Heels gives women the feel of being a woman. Remember when you were a little girl and how you use to LOVE to play in your mother's heels. Now that your grown with your own money, you won't even wear a pair to church. This happens because as women, we have to endure so much that we lose that sense of feeling like a lady. We lose our womanhood after we get married, have babies, enter into careers that requires us not to wear heels, experience a broken relationship that causes our self-esteem to become low, being a victim of rape/molestation, or it could come from that controlling/jealous boyfriend/fiance'/husband that see's how good you look in heels and doesn't want other men to look at you! I could go on and on about why us woman lose our womanhood.
Well, A DISEASE called RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS was going to be my cause of not wearing heels but I chose to put my God's word to the practice, which states that by Jesus' stripes, I' am healed, which means I DO NOT have to accept ANY SICKNESS OR DEFEAT because Jesus conquered it ALL on the cross.
For those of you who are not aware of this disease, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause inflammation of the tissue around the joints, as well as in other organs in the body. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body's tissues are mistakenly attacked by their own immune system. The immune system contains a complex organization of cells and antibodies designed normally to "seek and destroy" invaders of the body, particularly infections. Patients with autoimmune diseases have antibodies in their blood that target their own body tissues, where they can be associated with inflammation. Because it can affect multiple other organs of the body, rheumatoid arthritis is referred to as a systemic illness and is sometimes called rheumatoid disease.
"LIVING WITH THE DISEASE"
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (long-term) disease. Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can come and go, and each person with RA is affected differently. Some people have long periods of remission. Their rheumatoid arthritis is inactive, and they have few or no symptoms during this time. Other people might have near-constant rheumatoid arthritis symptoms for months at a stretch.
Although rheumatoid arthritis can involve different parts the body, joints are always affected. When the disease acts up, joints become inflamed. Inflammation is the body's natural response to infection or other threats, but in rheumatoid arthritis inflammation occurs inappropriately and for unknown reasons.
Joint inflammation is a hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis. That includes:
Stiffness. The joint is harder to use and might have a limited range of motion. Morning stiffness is one of the hallmark symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. While many people with other forms of arthritis have stiff joints in the morning, it takes people with rheumatoid arthritis more than an hour (sometimes several hours) before their joints feel loose.
Swelling. Fluid enters into the joint and it becomes puffy; this also contributes to stiffness.
Pain. Inflammation inside a joint makes it sensitive and tender. Prolonged inflammation causes damage that also contributes to pain.
Redness and warmth.
Rheumatoid arthritis can affect many areas of the body. These effects all result from the general process of inflammation, leading to a wide variety of symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis:
For more information you can visit: http://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis and http://www.medicinenet.com/rheumatoid_arthritis/, where the information above was cited & listed.
"THE BIG QUESTION"
WHY DOES "THE SHOE LADIEE" WEARS HEELS??
I wear heels because it is my way of letting the DEVIL know that his weapon formed against me DID NOT prosper. Living with this disease, wearing heels is & should not be physically possible, but oh by the GRACE OF GOD & THE BLOOD OF JESUS, I have been wearing heels since my diagnosis in Fall 2008. I have been living with this disease for 3 almost 4 years now, and I can count on one hand how many times I have had a flare up. I' am also dance choreography, which SHOULD NOT be physical possible BUT GOD! I was determined not to live in DEFEAT, so I made the decision to not live in DEFEAT. SO, I ENCOURAGE ALL WOMEN ACROSS THIS NATION TO FIND YOUR WOMANHOOD & IF IT JUST SO HAPPENS TO BE JUST SIMPLY BUYING YOU A PAIR OF HEELS, BY ALL MEANS DO SO! FIND THE LITTLE GIRL ON THE INSIDE THAT USE TO LOVE TO WEAR HEELS, LIP GLOSS, MAKE UP, AND HAVE A PRETTY HAIR STYLE! Ladies, we need to learn how to start STEPPING HIGH not just in our heels, but in our MINDS! THINK HIGHER & ABOVE! GO FOR YOUR GOALS! SO WHAT YOUR A MOM,WIFE, FULL TIME STUDENT, VICTIM OF RAPE/ MOLESTATION, ITS TIME TO STEP ABOVE ALL OF THAT & GET YOUR WOMANHOOD BACK! GET YOUR HAIR & NAILS DONE, AND BUY YOU A NEW OUTFIT! LASTLY DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR HEELS.
AND REMEMBER TO ALWAYS WALK HUMBLY WITH THE LORD BUT STEP HIGH..........................;-)