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A Million Different Meanings

I grieved the loss of many health issues and constraints, my two kids’ neurodivergence, and mom’s Alzheimer’s. However, I found my happy again by reframing my thoughts and celebrating who and what is. I dream differently now. Don’t put undue guilt, shame or expectations on your body. It’s a journey that only the strong and courageous could make it through!
#MentalHealth #ChronicFatigue #AutoimmuneThyroidDisease #AlzheimersDisease #Autism #Anxiety #Arthritis #ChronicObstructivePulmonaryDisease #Schizophrenia

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I am new to this group and need it now. Growing up I was always told, "your too sensivite" if I'm crying, "get back to bed" . I was a good girl when growing up made terrible choices by not following my own intuition and always ended up disastrous even if I passed the tests set by myself or felt from others. I never had boundaries and was like a chameleon with people. Then I would make impulsive mistakes only to retreat and isolate that I would come out like a new person ready to change into new styles.
I have read tons of self help books on how to stop being like a sponge and taking in others energies and used different techniques.
I chose to study being a counsellor as they taught me that, "your sensivite is a gift" I was a good listener and found it easier bring around those in need. Iearned lots of skills and knowledge.

It is 15 years later and I find that I still struggle with boundaries. I am good at what I do workwise but it can still physically and mentally exhaust me that all I can do is sleep. Losing my self, contact with significant others, basically self care of all the good stuff.
After 6 months or do I just "stop functioning' and my body fails me then too.
In the restful but painful times, I slowly start seeing those that matter, pick up my hobbies and enjoy the positive energy. It's not all sunshine and roses but life is manageable.
I love what I do, but how can I find, feel and know about boundaries to keep me and the clients well?
I have looked at other jobs but don't have the energy at present or confidence to pursue further.
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks #highlysensitiveperon #Undiagnosed #AutoimmuneThyroidDisease #Depression #Anxiety

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Christmas. I'm not ready. Lost my best friend and Mom this year. My narcissistic sisters have caused me to lose all of my nieces and nephews, over stupid $ and her lies to them about me. The folks left us some land and she is not being reasonable. She'd rather leave her kids a legacy of debt than just simply share. Ugh. I have my husband (he's pretty great, deserves better) my 2 girls live 4hrs by car away but I'm not feeling festive. Grateful for my new job, at least that's something, right. #Fibromyalgia #Depression #Arthritis #ChronicFatigue #AutoimmuneThyroidDisease

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is blackberrybrandy77. I'm here because I read an article about autoimmune thyroid disease and how suspectable we are to the flu and common colds.#MightyTogether #AutoimmuneThyroidDisease

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Jigsaw puzzles app.

I’ve recently started doing jigsaw puzzles on an app on my iPad. Anyone else do these? They are a fun and fantastic distraction while in bed!
Hope you are having a good day, Beddies! I wish you good days ahead and lots of reasons to smile
Raven #ChronicIllness #ChronicDepression #ChronicPain #MultipleSclerosis #ChronicFatigue #Lupus #bedbound #alwaysinbed #Nerve and joint pain #Anxiety #AutoimmuneThyroidDisease #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #TheMighty

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You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes…you get what you need

I asked the universe for a motorcycle this year, and they gave me a wheelchair instead 🦽

Grateful I can get to the bathroom on my own now with the help of new wheels

#MightyTogether #Wheelchair #bedbound #Undiagnosed #AutoimmuneThyroidDisease #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Dysautonomia

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I feel like I might die from a broken heart

I've read about how people can actually die from a broken heart years ago. I never had high blood pressure until this past year, my cholesterol is high and both my parents had heart disease including my younger brother by the age of 40 he had 2 hear attacks. I constantly have chest pain but I have anxiety too so it could be that. But part of me wouldn't mind if I did pass away from broken heart. I'm so alone and I have told my family how I'm not doing well emotionally, mentally and physically #epilpsey #AutoimmuneThyroidDisease #hashimotos just to name a few. But I receive nothing in response except that I'm sure where you live in they must have agencies to help you. I'm trying to find a reason to continue... I wouldn't take my life because of how I know what the aftermath is from #Suicide but I really would like it be over.

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