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Forgetful Frannie 😕😔 #ADHD #Forgetful #failure

Been a real s****y day. Husband's dad lost his 9 year battle with cancer today. What do I do? Forget to fold the laundry that I was suppose to start yesterday but didn't because *shocker* I forgot. Husband disappointed in me and now I feel like a complete failure.

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5 Young Adult Books Featuring Characters With #Cancer

Being diagnosed with #Cancer is really hard. Finding a book with characters to “guide you” along the way shouldn’t be. So here are 5 YA books featuring characters with #Cancer :

1.”Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel” by Diana Lopez

This read combines the challenges of growing up, Tex-Mex culture, with facing a mother’s cancer diagnosis and how to cope. The author’s aunt was diagnosed with #BreastCancer , so readers should hopefully find this might align with some of their experiences (I hope). It’s the summer before eighth grade, and Erica “Chia” Montergo is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins. She's jealous that her genius little sister, who has #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder , skipped two grades. And when Erica's mom is diagnosed with #BreastCancer , she feels worried and doesn't know what she can do to help. When her family visits a miracle room in a famous church, Erica decides to make a promise to God in exchange for her mom's health. As her mom gets sicker, Erica quickly learns that juggling family, friends, school, and fulfilling a promesa is stressful, but with a little bit of hope and a lot of love, she just might be able to figure it out.

2.”Brave Enough” by Kati Gardner

Author Kati Gardner tells her story authentically, as she had a #LimbAmputation and #Cancer . *This might be triggering for readers who are battling addiction. Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory's artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason's life. But that's about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it's much worse than anyone imagines. Davis Channing understands all too well what it's like to give up control of your life. He's survived #Cancer , but his drug #Addiction nearly killed him. Now he's been sober for seven months and enjoying his community service at the hospital. But just when he thinks he's got it together, Davis's ex-girlfriend, who is still battling her #Addiction , barrels back into his life. Cason and Davis are not friends. But, as their worlds collide, they will start to depend on one another. Can they both be brave enough to beat the odds?

3.”Finding Balance” by Kati Gardner

Jase Ellison doesn’t remember having #AcuteLymphoblasticLeukemia when he was three years old. His #Cancer diagnosis only enters his mind twice a year. Once at his yearly checkup at the oncology clinic and when he attends Camp Chemo in the summer. No one in his “real” life knows about his past, especially his friends at Atlanta West Prep. Mari Manos has never been able to hide her #Cancer survivorship. She wakes every morning, grabs her pink forearm clip crutches, and starts her day. Mari loves Camp Chemo—where she’s developed a healthy crush on fellow camper Jase. At Camp, she knows that she’ll never get “the look” or have to explain her #LimbAmputation to anyone. Jase wants to move on, to never reveal his past. But when Mari transfers to his school, he knows she could blow his cover. That’s the last thing he wants, but he also cannot ignore his attraction to her. For Mari, she only wants to be looked at like a girl, a person, and not only known for her #Disability . But how do you move on from cancer when the world won’t let you?

You can find author Kati Gardner’s blog at authorkati.com.

4.”The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at #Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.#LungCancer

5.”Don’t Die, My Love” by Lurlene McDaniel

Julie Ellis and Luke Muldenhower have always been school sweethearts. Now both are in high school and deeply in love. Luke, a talented football player, is almost certain to receive an athletic scholarship to a top college. And no matter what her parents say, wherever Luke goes, Julie intends to follow. When Luke can't shake what he thinks is a virus, Julie persuades him to see a doctor. Luke's test results are alarming, but Julie believes their love is stronger than anything. Can love survive, now and forever?

I hope that every reader can find a book to relate to in this list 💞

#themightyreaders #Cancer

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I’m switching Chemo Drs, I’ve had enough

During this time where I’m going through chemo should be stress free as possible. What happens when the oncology Dr and staff is your stress point?

It all started with the day before my first (only so far) chemo treatment. I was called at 2:35 pm, the nurse saying I have to go the hospital right now and get labs completed. What. I never travel up to that area past 1pm. Traffic is horrendous. Well I toughed it out and went and got them. The next morning, Wednesday, we show up for my first treatment, sign in and sit down. A lady comes out and tells me “I dont know how this happened but I didn’t schedule you to come in to get a tour, answer questions, tell you about labs and give you this notebook”. Then hands is to me. Hubster and I were like, ok.

During chemo treatment the Oncologist comes in does his talk, saying he’ll prescribe anti nausea medication for home. I reminded the nurse about it cause I checked my pharmacy before we left, no rx phones in. She said he’d do it by the end of the day. Friday comes. Still no anti nausea medication. I call the office leaving a message about the medication and my increased migraines since treatment. No call back that day. Saturday morning he calls. Tell me to call my neurologist regarding migraines. Said he call in anti nausea meds and a rinse for the thrush I’m fighting.

Now we’re on Thursday (8 days since treatment) and I call again in the morning. Where’s the rinse and the anti nausea medicine? No call Thursday or Friday. No medication phoned in.

Besides all that mess. Treatment morning I stated I have rides to chemo but not to these labs before every appointment. She was real dramatic about how the “could” do it BUT a staff member would have to drive it over to the hospital. Her tone made it clear to my hubster and me that it was very discouraged.

All of this is causing me such anxiety and stress.

I called another cancer place under the same Piedmont umbrella today asking if they’d take me on. Monday I have to call and have my records sent over to them. In the meantime I’m to go to my next treatment on Wednesday the 27th.

I really hope they take me. A plus is they have on site labs, hematologist and more

Anyone else experience things like this? What would you do?

#Cancer #BreastCancer

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Time passes differently on this side of the membrane:

I don't think most healthy and/or able-bodied persons understand how differently time passes when you live in a persistently uncooperative body.

Much love to those who really do try to get it. Thanks for your kindness and empathy.

As for those who refuse to even try to understand how illness and pain distort the passage of time, well, almost no one dies peacefully in their sleep at 100: they'll understand this eventually.

Day 63 of 365

#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #cfsisamisnomer #ChronicIllness #Disability #ChronicPain #Cancer

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Let thoughts be

The most painful thoughts occur in our heads when we resist them by wishing them away and thinking they should not be there. What you should actually do is just let them be. For example, let's say you are trying to go to sleep and you live in the city. You hear traffic and it is bothering you. When you wish for it to be gone and long for silence, doesn't that drive you mad? Sound is innocent; it's your interpretation of that sound that turns it into noise. So, when you let it be and stop fighting it, that's when you discover peace. The same goes for the traffic of thought activity in your mind. It's just sound. Don't let your mind turn it into noise and cover up your peace. Do these instructions help? Post in the comments how you're doing with this to let me know!

~ 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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The greatest key to mental health

Practicing mental health exercises and being at peace with yourself and your situation has nothing to do with the obstacles that will constantly be around you. Even if you did remove the greatest challenge of your life, another greatest challenge would present itself. Mental health is all about building yourself and removing your demands for the way the world should be. By all means, strive to make the world a better place, but don't wait for that to happen before you love yourself. What do you think?

Also, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ 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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The importance of falling

It's so easy to wish to redo the past or remove the trauma that hurt us the most, but if we did that, how much would we grow? The only reason I am here, running this group and with the education I have, is because of my pain. Take that away and you take all this away too. You can't have strength without weakness or growth without challenges. Are we not given the gift of immaturity so that we may also experience the gift of maturing? Are we not knocked down so that we may stand up? Do we not all have to die, so that before that, we may live?

Also, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ 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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