lewisfreese1


i thought I'd share a photo of how I look on a daily (excuse my messy study area lol)

this first week of school feels almost surreal as i have realized I will not see the inside of a classroom, gym, or most social events for many many more months. i feel as if the past 5 months have been nothing but challenging and I’m ready for things to get better! 

aside from very immediate family and friends, I have been pretty lowkey about what’s really been going on in my life. over the past month, from an outside perspective, it probably seems like i’m doing more than well and trust me, there are sooooo many things i cannot complain about. however, a few months ago, in June, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune illness that eventually lead to a very active disease in my kidneys. it’s been months of blood work, biopsy’s and now medication. my treatment plan is going well but it hasn’t been easy... especially during a pandemic!! 

although i can still be physically active, workout, and move about easily, COVID has trapped me. the medications I’m on are very suppressive for my immune system leaving me nothing but vulnerable to this virus. i’m not writing this with the intent to gain pity, but to remind you that EVERYONE is going through it. things always look perfect but nothing ever is ppl...and being vulnerable is the best way to get through the tough stuff for me. I know i’m strong and i have no question i’ll beat this shit baby!

finding my weekly #feelgoodfuel is something that started with @si_swimsuit and @mj_day but has progressed into my daily routine. i acknowledge every single person, thing, and event in my life that I am grateful for. this week my #feelgoodfuel is driven by my appreciation for the amazing healthcare professionals, strong support systems, and family/friends who are devoted to getting me healthy.  s

so my #transportwithswimsuit is right at home! y’all already know how much your support for everything has meant to me. i ask that you stay positive, you continue to be a part of the solution and not the problem, and take a minute to think about what fuels you every day (rlly it has helped me). send some good juju in the world. sending love everyone’s way

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Shanise Robinson
Shanise Robinson

Lovinnn the fit! Also, hang in there🙏🏽 You can & WILL make it through.

tressyann
tressyann

Wow sounds like so much on your plate!! 😅 I’m glad you are still able to find the positivity and connect here in this group. Stay strong Lewis, you got this! 👊🏼

Ashleybelk
Ashleybelk

You can do this 💪🏻❤️ I love your positivity and message !

JessicaCortes
JessicaCortes

Loving your positivity.❤️

FJLau
FJLau

Aloha Lewis 🌺
Staying positive and strong will get us all through this challenging times fo’ sure. Stay healthy and safe. Love the pose oxox

Mosleyn
Mosleyn

Fabulous! Stay safe and positive beauty!

Jennifer Lalk
Jennifer Lalk

I think you are absolutely amazing and SO BRAVE to share it ! It is almost kinda "crazy" that we are afraid to share something like that at first, because we think we that other people might think we wanna get some pity. STRANGE WORLD !!
you are so strong and I really hope that everything will slowly get better as soon as the virus gets slowy back and more back...until it is away.
YOU CAN DO IT and I LOVE your look honey !! that abs are made out of steel !! good work !! <3

NicoleButler
NicoleButler

Thank you for sharing! You continue to inspire me. I love your positivity.

LeslieTruan
LeslieTruan

My mom has Lupus and has felt so trapped also. Can’t wait to share your story with her! Sending you love and prayers!

claudiatscott
claudiatscott

I’m glad to hear you’re still keeping a positive mindset and pushing forward towards your goals! 🙏🏻

Ashleyoliviah
Ashleyoliviah

Hi Lewis, Wow! You have a full plate 🙏 continue to stay positive! Stay safe and healthy!

allycourtnall
allycourtnall

Body!!!!!! Okayyyyy🔥

Nausheen
Nausheen

Needed to hear this today <3