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Beautiful day!

Yesterday was a bit cold but beautiful sunshine! Nice day for a walk on the beach. No one in sight, the calm beauty, serenity, the warmth of the sun on my face......what a great way to rejuvenate the mind and soul❤️ #Fibromyalgia , #ChronicPain , #ChronicFatigue , #Anxiety , #Seizures , #Depression , #Migraines , #Neuropathy , #DegenerativeDiscDisease .

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Hi everyone

I am Kerrie. I am a mom to two boys, one in heaven and one here with me. He is really not a boy anymore but a young man.

I live with multiple health challenges including asthma, diabetes, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, spinal stenosis, a bulging disc, degenerative disc disease in my cervical and lumbar spine. I am in pain all the time. My biggest problems are trying to work and trying to keep my small apartment clean by myself. I have also dealt with severe financial problems the last few years. Paying rent and buying food are huge issues for me.

I am here for support and to try to support others.

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I’m new here. I sustained a brain injury in 2017, then ruptured a disc in my back in 2021, and sustained another brain injury in March of 2023. I’m also now facing IIH and a potential POTS diagnosis. Glad to be part of this group.

#BrainInjury #IntracranialHypertension #PostconcussionSyndrome #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #DegenerativeDiscDisease #Migraine #Depression

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is Mic58. I'm here because I have pain related to spinal stenosis, severe and advanced degenerative disc disease. I’ve had multiple surgeries (laminectony/cervical and lumbar fusion/SCS implant - revision-removal). Here to give/receive support and ideas about how to be more active and achieve/maintain positive mental health. Wishing everyone a no/low pain day!

#MightyTogether #SpinalStenosis #DegenerativeDiscDisease

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is IndependentEllie428. I'm here because I’ve been diagnosed with Bipolar Type 2, Chronic Pain Syndrome, and other issues. I have also been referred to a Rheumatologist for possible diagnosis of autoimmune disease. I find it is difficult for people in my life to believe my pain and other symptoms are real because they can’t see it with their own eyes. It’s truly frustrating!

#MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #BipolarDisorder #Migraine #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #PeripheralNeuropathy #SpinalStenosis #DegenerativeDiscDisease

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An interesting development

#Doctors #Scoliosis Hi. How is everyone today? Before we officially go into fall I would like to share a interesting development that has quietly taken shape. I was looking through my test results & noticed one that was tucked in there. My spinal scans from the spinal specialist & whats hypocritical of him is when he told my mom that everything is normal. Yet the report said otherwise. They noted a dextroscoliosis of 26 degrees in my neck, a 13 degree levoscoliosis in my upper spine & a marked coronal imbalance measuring 18.1cm or 7 inches. So what does this mean? Well, a few things it means a rare form scoliosis called cervicothoraric scoliosis in combination with degenerative signs in the cervix & a laryngocele with other findings on brain scan this would point to a little known condition called klippel feil syndrome. BUT WAIT! there is one very profound problem nothing in my genetics mentions any gene related to klippel feil. however, this caught my attention. There is a locus on 8p22.2 that is known to cause laryngeal malformation. This condition is autosomal dominant. My mom has complained about hearing loss & a stooped posture in her neck for years that isn't being cured by chiropractics. Now I'm starting to wonder if my degenerative disc disease of the neck & these new findings will point us toward a new diagnosis. Unless it's just a spinal injury but considering the development of a zenkers diverticulum & prior pinched nerve causing dizziness (radiculopathy). It's also associated with jaw disorders like micrognathia of which I have.

Anyways, everyone. . .have a great fall & wonderful new year. ;)

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Feeling hopeless again

A few months back I made a huge mistake thinking I was doing what my wife wanted. I thought that she wanted to get divorced, I was so wrong and now I have lost everything in this world I truly care about. This is really hard for me to write through all the tears(I haven't cried for 28 years until now).
As each day passes I lose my mental state being away from the one woman I can truly say I love and would die for. On top of that she has my children as well and will not communicate with me at all. She has blocked me from everything. Now all I feel is that because I'm so fucked in the head with this BPD and made a horrible mistake, I'm losing everyone in my life. I truly feel alone and abandoned.
I have been hurting now for so long and can finally show signs of the emotions I feel, I just want my wife to see that I do feel and that I can cry. If my wife would read this I would say...

To my beautiful wife I'm losing because I could never be what I needed to be.

I'm so sorry for all the pain I put you through
I'm sorry for never being able to open up to you
I'm sorry that you never saw me cry
Now I cry every night missing you
I miss the sound of your voice
I hate that I turned your beautiful voice into bitterness
I wish I could change things but I can't
I know I'm losing you for good this time
I know that if you were talk to me I'd cry
I know if I could see you again tears would fall
If you were to hug me I'd break down
If you ever see this know I love you
I will always love you and miss you
I wish I could do anything to put our family back together
I pray and hope this is not forever.

I don't even know what to do anymore. My health is rapidly declining being separated from the people that are my lifeline. I don't want to die and I don't want to kill myself. My body is literally failing me more each day. My kidneys have stopped working as they should, my degenerative disc disease continues to get worse and I can't sleep at all anymore being alone. I miss my family so much it's literally killing me. What do I do? I feel so lost. I just want my family back and the woman I love to forgive me

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Just recently I found out that my "support system" doesn't give a flying pig fart about me, and it ... just makes you feel horrid, y'know?

#Depression #Fibromyalgia #ChronicFatigue #DegenerativeDiscDisease #BipolarDepression #lonely #alone

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