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I walked 2 miles today and I'm exhausted

I got my SSI payment yesterday so I decided to go to the dollar store for cheap cigarettes. I got out of the store and was exhausted. I took a break from walking and smoked a few before continuing to walk. It's not often that I feel good enough to do it but today I felt ok. Now I have cigarettes. I forgot to get food. I had my food stamps card with me. I'm not the brightest crayon in the toolbox. But I feel ok with it.

Now I'm gonna just relax and make something to eat in an hour or so. I don't know what to eat. Maybe I'll make a breakfast sandwich.

#CheerMeOn #CheckInWithMe

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What’s your experience with dream journals or sleep diaries?

Mighties, I’m contemplating whether it would be beneficial for me (or not) to keep some record of my sleep — whether I specifically keep track of my dreams or about my sleep habits in general 🤔… TBD.

Has anyone have experience keeping a dream journal or sleep diary? If so, did you find it helpful?

#Insomnia #ChronicPain
#ChronicIllness #SleepApnea
#Depression #BipolarDepression
#Anxiety #MentalHealth #Disability #MultipleSclerosis #CheckInWithMe

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When or where do you feel like your most authentic self?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the moments when I feel my best. I want to not only cherish those moments more, but also create more opportunities to be that version of myself.

For me, I feel like I’m my most authentic self when I’m home with my family, when I’m being creative or creating something, or when I’m sharing my mental health journey. I feel safe and calm in those moments.

What about you? When or where are you your best self?

#CheerMeOn #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Disability #Anxiety #Depression #RareDisease #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness

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How do you communicate your health concerns to new doctors or specialists as someone who’s undiagnosed?

When you’re searching for answers or an accurate diagnosis, there may be times when you have to see different types of medical professionals that can help you in your health journey. This can mean having to share your story and symptoms to multiple people — often times, over and over and over again — to find the one that’s right for your specific needs.

Whether it’s writing down detailed notes and questions for your appointments, sharing your medical history aloud, or pointing out specific symptoms that have been especially challenging for you, how do communicate your health concerns to new doctors?

What advice would you give to someone who is also undiagnosed?

#Undiagnosed #CheckInWithMe #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #MentalHealth #Spoonie

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We all have our own way of navigating loss and that’s 100% OK; it’s natural for some days to be tougher than others. We’re curious how open you feel about accepting help when you need it.

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True, I welcome & appreciate others’ support.
Somewhat true, but no one REALLY understands.
Somewhat true, I would accept it if I had options.
False, I’d rather process loss on my own.
False, I don’t like to ask for help.
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What’s been your experience with getting a second opinion?

Receiving a diagnosis can be a monumental relief, but what happens when the diagnosis doesn’t seem to match your experiences or expectations? Health care providers are not always right, and they don’t have all the answers (though sometimes they do!).

If you’ve ever been unsure or doubtful of a diagnosis you’ve received from a health care provider, have you seen another provider? What’s been your experience with getting a second opinion? Share your experiences in the comments below.

#Undiagnosed #Misdiagnosed #MightyMinute #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #BipolarDisorder

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Who in your life do you communicate most effectively with?

Whether it’s with strangers, ourselves, or with people we know, we are constantly communicating with those around us. And, like many things in life, practice, familiarity, trust, and other factors can influence how accustomed and comfortable we are with that communication (some more than others).

Who do you communicate most effectively with in your life?

#52SmallThings #CheckInWithMe #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Anxiety #Depression

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Talk About It Tuesday: Community Check-In

Time for a community check-in ❤️

How are you really feeling and how can our community support you during this time?
Share how you’re feeling with an emoji or your thoughts in the comments below.

#diabetes #diabetestype1 #diabetestype2 #diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #gestationaldiabetes #juvenilediabetestype1 #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #lifestyle #health #emotionalhealth #support #supportgroups #MightyTogether