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    Im really struggling with my physical symptoms/health anxiety. I dont know if anyone else struggles with this, but I can never stop thinking about my health & worrying about bodily sensations. Im convinced ive got heart problems/brain tumour/brain aneurysm... anything you can think of, i think ive got it. It might be because I dont really understand my physical symptoms of my anxiety or im not familiar with my body. I dont know, i just know everytime i get a sharp pain in my head or chest, i really think im going to die. Does anyone else ever feel like this? #Health #Health #Anxie #Anxiety #HealthAnxiety

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    Im really struggling with my physical symptoms/health anxiety. I dont know if anyone else struggles with this, but I can never stop thinking about my health & worrying about bodily sensations. Im convinced ive got heart problems/brain tumour/brain aneurysm... anything you can think of, i think ive got it. It might be because I dont really understand my physical symptoms of my anxiety or im not familiar with my body. I dont know, i just know everytime i get a sharp pain in my head or chest, i really think im going to die. Does anyone else ever feel like this? #Health #Health #Anxie #Anxiety #HealthAnxiety

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    Im really struggling with my physical symptoms/health anxiety. I dont know if anyone else struggles with this, but I can never stop thinking about my health & worrying about bodily sensations. Im convinced ive got heart problems/brain tumour/brain aneurysm... anything you can think of, i think ive got it. It might be because I dont really understand my physical symptoms of my anxiety or im not familiar with my body. I dont know, i just know everytime i get a sharp pain in my head or chest, i really think im going to die. Does anyone else ever feel like this? #Health #Health #Anxie #Anxiety #HealthAnxiety

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    So, I was not sure how to approach this when I was thinking of writing this, but here I go. Since I’ve been diagnosed with BPD I’ve had SO much self reflection of myself and myself in relationships. prior to the relationship I am in, I was in a very emotionally and mentally abusive relationship. There was A LOT of cheating. Fast Forward to my present relationship, there has not been anything to indicate anything along those lines ever... until, one day I let my anxiety get the best of me and I snooped. I saw my bf was on social media looking at his ex. I then accidentally followed her and quickly unfollowed her.... she then messaged him asking why. I set myself up for this because of the little birdie in my mind telling me something is going on when there’s not. I’m currently working on how to not be impulsive with my texts and learning that something doesn’t always HAVE to be wrong, but how can I learn to get this birdie out of my head. I honestly believe nothings going on but when I start to worry is when I get my emotional spikes. my boyfriend is very understanding in diagnosis and my way of loving, but I’m scared it will push him away as I’m always asking “who are you talking to.” blah blah blah. I feel like a controlling crazy girlfriend writing this out, but I need some support for myself. I am struggling trying to explain how I am to my friends and my fear of leaving him which is causing my friends to push away. I feel very alone when trying to explain this to my friends and even him, because I’m scared he’s going to get upset with my constant reassurance.

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    I’m not sure if this is the kind of story you are looking for as #ThriverThursday material or not, but I figured I’d give it a shot.
    After losing my job in 2008 and being forced to go on disability to survive I felt like my whole identity was ripped away from me. After a lifetime of work in construction and now with a worsening chronic pain condition I hated the thought of being put out to pasture. But I could no longer be depended on from day to day.  The missing money I could compensate for by lowering expenses around the house.  But the endless hours of boredom and Netflix would have surely driven me mad had it not been for my wife’s suggestion that I write a book based on all the backpacking equipment modifications and inventions I’d created for myself over the years and used to continue backpacking despite my constant pain.
    I started backpacking soon after my wife and I married as an inexpensive yet therapeutic vacation from a very physical job. But after lung surgery in 1996 and subsequent nerve damage I insisted on continuing to backpack by modifying gear as I found it necessary.
    But not having much experience with writing as well as being very dyslexic, I decided to use my love of video to accomplish the same task. And in 2011 with 2 test episodes on YouTube I created the current YT channel and blog thedisabledhiker.com ( thedisabledhiker.blogspot.com )
    The Disabled Hiker is my own pay-it-forward creation. The main purpose being, to promote the outdoors as a therapeutic resource for people of all abilities, while exploring the ways this may be safely made possible.
    My dream is to establish a nonprofit organization that will strive to promote access to nature to people of all ages for the physical and emotional impact that I have found there myself.
    Over time I’ve become quite the filmmaker as well and partnering with the U.S. Pain Foundation to produced the documentary film ‘A Mile In our Shoes’ (https://youtu.be/UB82X4wf-Nk )
    I guess what I’m trying to say here is that survival is not enough for me.  Survival is sitting … waiting to be rescued.  However, more recently my fears were confirmed that has been the result of undiagnosed CRPS all along. (i.e. - Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome)… so rescue is unlikely.  So even though on my bad days I simply survive, on my good days I’m determined to thrive.
    Keep on thriving.
    Terry Craig
    aka The Disabled Hiker
    #ThriverThursday#Chronicpainwarrior #Depression#Anxie

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