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My turn: My chance to share my story

I'm a 35 year old masters degree recipient who comes from an abusive and neglectful family. I almost didn’t survive my childhood, spent years in hospitals, and am now expecting to start receiving ECT in the coming months. #shock #denial #anger #Bargaining #Depression #testing #Acceptance

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Hi! I'm new here...first post!
I have fibromyalgia and tmj. I came to realise recently that I've been in denial for the last 20 odd years about my fibro and have been constantly masking most of my symptoms. I've burnt myself out countless times over the years.
I'm currently recovering from a tmj jaw op- the severity and difficulty of my recovery has finally opened my eyes to how much I pretend I'm ok and that I really can't maintain this much longer. I'm only 40 but I think I need to slow down and it's frightening to be honest. I'm just so sick and tired of being sick and tired. #Fibromyalgia #TemporomandibularJointDisorders #sickandtired #denial #Masking

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To deny or not to deny?

Does anyone else kind of miss the denial days? I see posts say "well done on your growth" "great job taking the first steps" "look how far you've come" etc. But tbh, the years I spent in denial just moving forward and trying to put the past behind me were blissful compared to my conscious reality of the past 2-3 years. I knew it would be a struggle at the start to open up, acknowledge, work through etc, but honestly, having to face it now sucks and I my mental health is definitely worse. Maybe denial sounds silly, but I felt safe in my bubble. And a lot happier. #CPTSD #PTSD #DISOCIATION #denial


Hypocrites # 2 faces and denial #

From a toddler until i left my marriage and everywhere in between i experienced violence. My parents n step parents abused me physically, psychologically and emotionally. My dad denies his wife n he actually assaulted me from the 2 or 3 yrs of age. She would put me in hot baths, wake me up n put me outside n tell dad i was sleep walking. She told him i always called her an sl.t and one day dad flogged me. He blacked out.
My step father a so called Christian man who is now with wife number 5 would take his cowboy belt off n flog me from the age of 4 until 8. The belt had a steel buckle with a blue rhinestone in the middle. To this day he can still induce fear in my heart n cause anxiety the likes of which i have some control over but not enough when i see him. My mum the quintessential welfare worker. Preaching a good game at work only to return home drink, smoke pot, gamble n always in need of male company. The joke or not is that when she had male company my siblings n i were safe but after they left or she didnt get her way my sister and i were bashed with fists n whatever implement she could find. #denial #violence #2 faces. My sister n i fled as soon as we could. I married a women who was amazingly similar to mum. Physically, emotionally, verbally, financially abusive. # 6mths after we got married i had my 1st hospital admission n i would spend #24 .5 weeks in hospital in 18 mths. My treatment team which included nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and 2 ward doctors recognised the signs of # Spousal abuse i lived with. They said i would either end up suiciding or yo yoing between home n hospital if i didnt leave. The positive to come of all of this is i left my wife, started a new life and have avoided abuse for 7 yrs.

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Talk About It Tuesday: Diabetes Denial

Today, we’re talking about diabetes denial.

Diabetes denial refers to the refusal to acknowledge or believe that the diagnosis of diabetes is real and that it affects you.

Have you ever dealt with diabetes denial?

If so:
🔹What caused you to deny your condition?
🔹 At what point did you realize that you were in denial?
🔹 What steps did you take to move past the denial?

#Diabetes #DiabetesType2 #DiabetesType1 #prediabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Diagnosis #Acceptance #MentalHealth #denial


I just joined this group today. I was diagnosed with MS in September 2020. I am thankful because my husband is a physician and has been my rock through everything. He isn’t a neurologist but reaches out to his organization every time we have a question. I don’t think he fully understands what I’m going through emotionally or physically but I guess not many do. I haven’t been mentally strong enough to tell many people because I don’t want to answer questions. I don’t even tell my husband because I don’t want to be a person that complains and he will just worry. #denial


I'm losing my fight

I really thought that if I could just hold myself together while I finish my dissertation then I would be fine
That I'm only struggling so much bectof my dissertation
My #Depression is doing good
But it's not
It's taken me less than a day from submitting it to fall down
I was in deep #denial
I don't know what to do
Who to reach out to
I've got no #Motivation to do anything
It's a #viciouscircle of doing nothing and feeling low
Please help me