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How neat are you?

Right off the top: This is a judgment-free zone. Now on to today’s topic…

In general, neatness comes with a lot of stigma, misconceptions, and, at times, a hearty dose of ableism. “Neat” is often seen as “best” or “normal” or “perfect” — but as @xokat’s aunt always says, “A home should look like it’s lived in.” (A little louder for the people in the back!)

Neatness also has a lottttt of definitions depending on who you’re asking. What does it look like to you? Clean surfaces? Organized piles? Not a speck of dust? And does your health conditions — whether it’s mental or physical — play into that level of tidiness (for better or for worse)?

#MightyMinute #CheerMeOn #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MultipleSclerosis #Disability #Autism #OCD #ADHD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability

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Relax

So much of our mental health problems that present themselves as stress, depression, anxiety, insecurity, and fear stem from our desire to control. We fight and fight for things to be the way we think they should be and have some sense of control. But sooner or later we must realize that nothing is in control. You must let life flow. How are you doing with giving up your need for control?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do if your thoughts make you feel unhappy, lonely, or unsuccessful. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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Peace

If you had to wait for everything to be in place before you were able to find peace, there would be no point in mental health exercises. You need to find peace in the moment despite the constant flow of obstacles and challenges in your life. How do you practice peace in the face of obstacles?

As a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do if you define yourself by your mental health challenges and how to move forward. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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Hysterectomy due to endometriosis

Hi guys! I am having a hysterectomy due to cysts,fibroids,endometriosis which is also causing me to have a prolapsed uterus
I have an appendectomy scar and due to that it was mentioned they may have to go through my stomache(not laparoscopy)
My question is what was your recovery like? What kind of complications were possible or did you have? I have children at home(sibling rivalry is an issue at times) how was that managed with little help from the household?
I’m happy it’s being done. It’s a total hysterectomy due to my genetic predisposition to cancer. How did y’all do? Any information is greatly appreciated
Thank you!

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is nancynurse331. I'm here because I have Myxofibrosarcoma that has metastasisized to my lung. I'm looking for someone else who has this cancer and what they have done for treatment.

#MightyTogether

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Just Richard

Indeed peace please give me the time to say peace of mind body and soul is the darkest light, from the darkness soul.
Indeed a man with no family to call his family, family?
Indeed that's the new world I live in now, the cry is called crying out loud.
Indeed I see the light from the darkest room in this room, from the embarrassments I live in from the so called family now I see how money is the rule of evil!
Indeed that's the pain how much pain is to much, WOW and it still painfully pain!
Indeed that's my mental health system inside of me dealing with the tears of hurt a shame of the so-called family and friends!
Indeed one day about this time I was posting something on my mind at that time, and someone wrote something that maked me feel real bad inside of me.
The Mighty community is good all the time to me and thanks to the one's that listen, that give me that peace of mind I look forward to from the special people, like me.
Indeed my mother my best friend is pass away from cancer and I miss my best friend!
Indeed to not honor your parent's is bad, I honor my parents but my so called sisters didn't!
Indeed and I tried calling no help at all just greedy want the money!
Indeed my mother no funeral for her I try to Green miles one day back to back just me and mom do.
Indeed the image's of her suffering in my face is more pain mom do took a hole out of me, that green miles worked I was about 95 lb soaking wet from 160 lb!
Indeed my mother is inside of me dealing with the tears of hurt a shame of the so-called family got me like a ghost!
Indeed its good to be back here to the mighty community
see y'all soon peace and love just richard.

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Inactive ingredients: these are important too!

A little over a month ago, I posted about noticing a change in my medication’s effectiveness after the manufacturer changed and how I suspected it was the dye used because I felt repulsed by the taste when I took my daily dose.
Turns out, after reading my medication info pamphlet, the dye used was most definitely the issue. Yesterday, my doctor ordered a different dose for me to start - it’s the same manufacturer, just higher dose, so the dyes used are different to help distinguish appearance.

The troublesome inactive ingredient for my lower dose is the controversial Red dye 3 - banned in multiple countries and scientists have petitioned the FDA to have it completely banned with no action taken except for banned use in cosmetics.

While noted that the cancer was a result from high doses of daily ingestion, it’s commonly used in the US and it’s fair to suspect any prolonged daily use would ultimately cause same result. With some comparative endocrinology knowledge, the mechanism for how it causes cancer in rats by reducing T3 circulation and increasing TSH secretion is not something that would only impact rats. It’s an endocrine disrupter - and the hormones involved would be considered applicable to humans’ processes as well; insanely low dose or high dose does not necessarily make a difference.

This may also explain weird fatigue, upset stomachs, and increase in migraine attacks for myself recently after 2 months of ingesting my daily medication made with this Red dye 3. Luckily, recent blood tests show my TSH levels are within normal limits, but there has been an increase since the change occurred and in December of last year.

Lastly, Red dye 3 has been shown to have hyperactivity and hypersensitivity side effects, too, which would explain why my ADHD medication didn’t seem as effective.
While my new dose has a less controversial red dye (red dye 40), I will be mindful to be aware of side effects and notify my doctor to specifically prescribe for manufacturers that do not use the controversial dyes. This could cause delays in receiving my medication, but it’s better than continuing to ingest something that can give me cancer and causes my medication to be less effective.

So just a reminder how important it is to check those inactive ingredients because they DO make a difference.

#ADHD #ChronicFatigue #ChronicIllness #ADHDInGirls

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Being alone

Being alone is a tricky thing because even though we have an evolutionary instinct to find fulfillment through social groups and romantic partners, neither will actually fulfill us. It's so easy to believe that if only we had the social or romantic status that we dream of that it would make us happy, but how many people do you know (including yourself) who have found either of these and still felt lonely? There is of course nothing wrong with either. But as long as you place your worth on an external person or object, you will ultimately be left unsatisfied and will either want more or want something new. Be comfortable being alone first, and then let whatever fruits of this world come in and out of your life. Does anyone practice this?

As a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do if you find yourself distracting yourself from painful thoughts and what that could mean. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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