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Radical acceptance

I am 25 years old and suffer from fibromyalgia and about 5 months ago I developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot. Essentially, I struggle with chronic pain, and for me it mostly effects my lower body. This includes; my back, knees, ankles, and feet. I was advised by the pain clinic to start using crutches a couple of months ago. But due to anxiety issues, I really struggle with this. I don't use my crutches outside of the house even when I really need too. Unfortunately, my pain has now reached a point where I cannot physically stand or walk AT ALL without the use of a mobility aid. I feel like although this has been a long time coming, I am finding it extremely difficult to comes to terms with the fact that my body cannot do what I need it too. I'm only 25 and chronic pain has left me physically disabled. I just feel like this is so unfair.

If anyone has any advice at all about accepting the use for mobility aids I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much for taking the time to read 🙏 #Disabled #Fibromyalgia #PlantarFaciitis #crutches #Mobilityaid

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Mobility aids and Imposter syndrome

I think it’s time for me to get a mobility aid. I struggle standing and walking due to dizziness and fatigue. I am afraid to bring it up to my mother because I don’t think I communicate the extent of my struggles.
This also comes with a lot of imposter syndrome and I feel like I am over exaggerating if I use a mobility aid.

Any tips on how to go about this?

#Mobilityaid #Fatigue #ImposterSyndrome #crutches

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#crutches #embrace #Selfacceptance #coffee #ChronicFatigue

I make no apologies for my crutches I use to help my #ChronicPain , #Depression & #Fatigue . in fact I embrace them & am very grateful for them. #Caffeine #cigarettes #vitaminb-12 (I'd smoke #MedicalMarijuana ( was approved. over a year ago in April & even have a card ) but #THC messes with my #Schizophrenia & I get tense , intense, #stressed & #anxious , & sometimes even slightly #Paranoid . So I suffer taking meds for #Pain that are actually psyche #meds that hardly make a dent. (#Gabapentin ) #my Life #sucks so the ppl that #criticize & put me #down for smoking cigs can go to heck for voicing their #ignorant #Judgemental #opinions . which they so freely #Voice regarding my smoking & high #Caffeine intake. I am not afraid of #Death & in fact , welcome & #Pray for it, have felt this way all my life. Ppl need to face their own #Demons , faults & weaknesses instead of constantly distracting themselves by getting into other ppls business. I #ignore them . I am #Deaf to their assinine stayements. I #mentally float away & I do what #helps my #Nerves (I inherited bad nerves (#physical AND #emotional ) & that helps me cope with a #Life I #live as a #Prisoner doing time. It's just a waiting #Game , Just A matter of #time .

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#crutches #embrace #Acceptance #coffee #ChronicFatigue #help

I embrace my crutches!!! #Pain ,& chronic fatigue & #Depression ate all proven to be helped to be relieved ( a tiny bit-but what the heck! My #meds hardly help much either)......i embrace I use of cigarette smoking cuz it MOST DEFINITELY helps me cope with #Stress & my (inherited) bad nerves (#physical & #mental / #emotional ) I am,not ashamed of my crutches! In fact, I enjoy a love affair with them & am #grateful as I can be for them !!! To heck with all the ignorantly critical ppl that make statements & voice their judgemental opinions -instead they should be working on their own stuff. Ppl need to more so mind their own business instead of distracting themselves away from looking. Inside themselves (their own demons , faults, & weaknesses ) Get the heck off my back & to heck with them!!!


Has anyone used smart crutches? If you have do you have any tips for a new user?

I’ve used regular underarm crutches for years but my pt told me that because of my shoulders and my recent wrist injury caused by my EDS that it was time to switch to forearm crutches and maybe even platform crutches. We compromised and I ended up with smart crutches. I got them the other day and tried them out and they’re fine for support when I’m walking but for full non weight bearing I’m a little wobbly and it’s really different from my old crutches. I know I’ll get used to them with time but for now any tips would definitely help! #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #crutches #LivingWithPOTS

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my new iWalk 2.0, because #ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome

was diagnosed with #CRPS on the 15th of October and I just woke up with severe pain in my Right big toe. It was like I’d dislocated my toe or something in the middle of the night. I just had stabbing pains and a constant ache but it wasn’t until I had a very cold foot and severe pain whilst on the bus in the afternoon that I had to go the hospital and was told I had CRPS and prescribed pregabalin. I also suffer from #FND which means I get weakness or paralysis in my legs, usually my left one and my hip turns in. Which today has been crap because my left leg gave way from carrying my weight after being on my new pegleg / hands free crutch.
How does anyone manage everyday life with either of these disorders? And if you have toddlers or young children I’d love to know too. I’m really struggling with asking for help and being less productive.
#pegleg #crutches


Hard to name it. #JustBreathe

I'm a mom of two kids, 25 & 15. I'm a wife to my highschool sweetheart. I'm a #jeepgirl . I'm a gardener. I'm a ... well ... that's a weird one to explain shortly. I was in a near fatal car accident Dec 2009 and broke every part of my body. No spine damage, no brain damage & no internal damage but scratches, bruises, over 20 broken bones and I cut in my stomach (about 5×8?). Many repair surgeries and many times going back for corrective surgery, like my left foot amputation. So ... I'm an #Amputee ... had a right hip replacement... so ... I'm disabled from those other injuries being weak ... so I'm lazy ... pills & physio & exercise & tears & breakdowns & weakness & #Wheelchair & #Prosthetic & #crutches & #Fatigue & #stregth & #anxioty
So how do I lump that? How do I explain in a short description or 'label' it?
I fight to get up each day. It's not depression. It's not I want to die. Its I only have a guarantee of a certain amount of energy if this is a bad day so I'll take it easy now to do more later. But then its a good day and I'm up and doing a few things I've been wanting to get done plus the things I did while up/out. Sometimes its s few good days in a row! Then my body tumbles. My pain starts to spike. My thoughts/mood start to dwindle. I become preoccupied and start crawling back into bed sooner or staying longer because I need to rejuvenate and rest. This happens for months after each revision surgery. Now it's been just 9 years and my last surgery was 8 months ago (the right hip) and I'm still not sure what to tell people. Not supposed to always talk about the accident because no one else wants to hear it. New people like to hear my 'story' but I'm not sure how much to tell so I start small. But people think you are doing great and you are so strong and you are so inspiring and ... call me anytime if you need and I'm so sorry and how can I help and no dont help her she'll get upset and shes so depressed she needs help ... why cant she just think better? Why dont you get out more? Have you tried vitamins? Focus on the positive. Only talk about the good things and your mind will follow. She should find a job and help more. She should be doing physiotherapy and counseling. She has given up and theres nothing anyone can do.
So ... what do I name it all? How do I explain all of this situation in a label? I'm an amputee. I'm disabled. I have chronic pain. I have c-ptsd. I am a mom. I'm a wife. I'm a jeepgirl.
Hey. I'm Terri.

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