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I’m always listening with an open heart!♥️

Advice?!! I’m now 55 and have been in therapy since 16. I’ve heard it all (voices included for free) and have run the gammet on psych meds and have done my due diligence with tons of research until bleary-eyed and on every corner of the continent. Eastern, Western, alternative and wholistic medicine.
As if having mental health disorders wasn’t enough. The universe saw fit to include multiple autoimmune disorders to my curriculum vitae. Took a few years and several doctors later to receive diagnoses.
Had to take a leave of absence from my job that I was very passionate about. But, it’s true, either find time to take care of yourself or your body will do it for you. I haven’t been back to work full time since 2012.
I’ve suspected Autism as both of my amazingly brilliant children are on the spectrum with ADHD and microcephaly. To add insult to injury, I have been full time caregiver for mom who has Alzheimer’s for the last two years. And, I’m scheduled for two upcoming surgeries to remove the final of 10 malenoma removal surgeries.
It’s mind numbing after years of treatment to still feel unwell. Wish there was truly a magic cure-all for everyone of us!!! I like to infuse humor and creativity into my day to stave off the pain and exhaustion.

#MentalHealth #Schizophrenia #BipolarDisorder #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicFatigue #ThyroidDisease #MultipleAutoimmuneSyndrome #PerniciousAnemia #Arthritis #ChronicObstructivePulmonaryDisease #AutismSpectrumDisorder #ADHD #newbietoTheMighty #BackPain #Cancer #SkinCancer #ChronicPain

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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’m new here!

Hi, my name is Umfolozi. Thanks for being there. I am on oxygen concentrator 20 odd hours a day as my COPD has progressed.


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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is LeslieShaw74. I'm here because I am an elderly gay man with COPD and emphysema. I'm looking to meet people to talk to online, I have been missing the social aspect of life as my condition makes it difficult to socialize. I've always been such a socialite so this has been difficult.



I'm new here!

Hi, my name is Medicrn4814. I'm here because I have Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, cluster migraines since age 17, severe degenerative arthritis, stenosis, CAD, COPD, and my snapping just cost me my best friend. My wife and I have been married 34 yrs, 3 children , 8 grandchildren. I'm a nurse, firefighter, paramedic, and Type A personality. I snapped a few times at my best friend and his wife and they have told me to go away. I am devastated, I have apologized profusely, but I want to give some explanation for my actions. I live in constant pain at a 6-7 out of 10. 14 major surgeries and i take 25 meds/day. What can I say to them to help them understand my stupidity.

#MightyTogether #Migraine #MuscularDystrophy

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