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    Wallowing in self pity #Pain #legs joints #cowdens #Caregiver

    I’m having a really bad pain day. I took my daughter to her therapy and I usually wait in the car. I lay down on her waiting room floor in agony. Right arm and right leg. It sucks. Don’t tell me to buck up or cheer up I just want sympathy

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    Mortality #cowdens #Hysterectomy #Thyroidectomy #colon #breast

    I lost a patient tonight. Not unusual in a busy ER. This was a fairly young woman with stage 4 uterine CA . A family history of breast, colon and thyroid cancer. And a large head. All the hallmark signs of cowdens. She was conscious, coherent and talking. Thanking everyone for helping her. She was in agony. Now she is gone. I truly believe to a better, happier place. But I don’t like to face my own mortality #cowdens #Cancer #pe #Cancer #Cardiac arrest

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    Wish me luck #Mastectomy #appointment #cowdens #plastics #emotional

    I have an appointment with the plastic surgeon to plan my post mastectomy reconstruction wish me luck

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    Need a hug #overwhelmed #Depression #Caregiver #ASD #cowdens syndrome #TraumaRecovery

    I’m so overwhelmed, I’m so overwhelmed I’m so overwhelmed. I need hugs support and encouragement

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    Epiphany #Work #limits #Caregiver #chronic #tamoxifen #HealthCare #Chatspace #cowdens

    I was at a social event (yuck) last night and was asked if I’m prepared for the big festival. I hate that question. But I said absolutely. Eyes bugged out all around- one is supposed to complain about feeling overwhelmed. I said I changed the goal posts. I decided I don’t need everything cooked ahead. I simply need ingredients in tbe house, and I absolutely nailed it.
    So boys and girls let’s change our goal posts. And let’s nail it!

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    Sharing my day #Chatspace #Sharing is caring #Caregiving #chronic #ASD #cowdens #longterm chemo #Vertigo

    I woke up this morning feeling like hell my head hurt my body ached I was dizzy and nauseous. My sons program canceled, so I took him to the supermarket with me where I chased him around as he took about 100$ worth of merchandise off the shelves and threw them in my trolley. I came home cooked and baked and watched him. Then hubby came home. Then my older kids came home and guess what I was able to nap for twenty minutes. Not ready to run a marathon but not at proverbial deaths door

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    Self advocacy #chronic #Health #finance #Selfcare #cowdens #Surgery

    So my sons high school wanted MORE tuition. I actually wrote them an email saying no can do I had to quit my job for health reasons, barely worked last year and we are financially devastated. To my surprise they were nice respectful and understanding. And they kept my tuition level (and said we should take our time...) this showed me sometimes you just have to reach out. Good ppl exist

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    It ok. #cowdens #ASD #Parenting #TraumaRecovery #Caregiving #Chat #nojudgement

    It is ok to need help
    It ok to need encouragement
    It’s ok to need support
    It’s ok to take short cuts
    It’s ok to sometimes not be in the mood
    Cut yourself some slack and allow yourself to be e human

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    Paperwork phobia thank you #Trauma #cowdens #ASD #Chat #Vent #Parenting #Caregiving #abusesurvivor

    I wanted to thank everyone for their support and encouragement. I figured out what was making me nervous and broke it down into piles. I spent two hours on the phone this morning dealing with this cr** and guess what I’m about half way there!

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    Paperwork phobia #cowdens #ASD #Caregiving #Parenting #Trauma #abusesurvivor #recovering

    I have a terrible paperwork phobia. It piles and gathers and gets scarier and more overwhelming and triggers horrible anxiety attacks and IDK why