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Hidden Disability

I just wondered if anyone else has issues with a hidden disability. I don't need to prove to you all that I am disabled and I am Mighty also at the same time. Some asked about dealing with their disability being in peoples face or plane in view. This ankle is actually the least of my concerns. My neck and back are way worse.  They have less metal in them except my neck has a good bit.  People can't even see the scar.  It's completely hidden that I have 14 screws (one a 60 mm lag bolt), one #80 zimmer plate and one cevical plate and two spinal cages in my body.  I've had countless seizures.  I feel like even though I try to live a normal life I have to prove I am disabled to people and don't know why.  I don't think they believe the hell I went through.  #hiddendisability

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#Positivity #Anxiety

Positive creates positive
Every day when I wake up I look at one or two positive quotes. It helps. It usually lasts a couple of hours. Listening to my favorite music helps. #80 ’srockmusictherapy What works for me might work for you and visa-versa. Thanks for reading this! Have a great weekend!


Different playlists for different emotions

I find 80’s music calms me down and takes me back to a good place. I have different lists for different emotions and different places - I have an ED (eating disorder) list for when I see my ED team or go to the day hospital. I then have a list for the car (well I have a few) that depend on my mood. I use music to calm me, lift me up and also help with my pain levels.

My iTunes is a complete mishmash of anything from the 60’s to today’s music.

I love Boy George, Wham, U2, George Michael to Dionne Warwick, The Eagles, the choir from the royal wedding (can’t remember its name) and some film soundtracks.

I enjoy putting the lyrics to my moods and I adore singing but I honestly can’t sing - I love singing Queen at the top of my voice and I have a wonderful soundsystem in the car (Bose) and I pity anyone at traffic lights!

I have the same make headphones (Bose wireless) and I sing along in the house when it’s empty! My poor dogs run for the hills ;-)

When I had my knee replacement I relied upon music to get me through the weeks stay I had to endure in hospital as I don’t deal with hospital stays very well!

I have apple headphones in my handbag in case I have to go go hospital and I make sure my playlist is always up to date adding new music.

I am so sad I have seasonal playlists! Music to lift when the days are short and cold and music for Christmas to lift my mood as this is a day I really don’t look forward to - I love the music but I detest the run up and the day itself!

#musiccorner #mightyplaylist #U2 #cultureclub #theeagles #madonna #kingdomchoir #bose #musicforemotions #happymusic #seasonalmusic #80 ’smusic #playlists
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