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Let go

So often we cause ourselves pain by trying to hold onto something that cannot be controlled. But everything that has a beginning, has an end. It is not a tragedy, but a blessing so that we may experience whatever is next in this life. Is anyone having difficulty with this process?

Finally, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether #SchizophreniaSpectrumPsychoticDisorders

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I'm so upset

When I lived with my ex-girlfriend we had two cats with us. When I moved out I was worried that she wasn't going to be able to handle both of the cats. Earlier this year one of them had to be put down because she got really sick and lost a lot of weight and developed diabetes and she couldn't take care of it. Today she just sent me a message saying that the other cat is sick and lost a lot of weight. The main problem with the weight loss is the fact that she hasn't been feeding the cat properly. She's been feeding it cheese and salami when she doesn't have cat food which is often. I'm so upset I should have taken the cats with me. I would have been able to get them the proper food and not worried about them getting sick from not eating properly. She can't even take care of herself let alone an animal. It's not fair to the poor kitties.

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#Diabetes meds

Today was my 3rd dose of Mounjaro. I hardly ever have an appetite and it's causing mild GI distress. I'm eating less. I've already lost some weight. I'm feeling better than I expected to feel while being on it. I thought I'd be puking like I did when I was on ozempic. I'm confident and happy about how I'm doing.

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Challenge of The Day

Can you put a bit of extra attention into remembering one of these today? It could be one that is easy for you, or one that is hard. Which one will you practice and why?

Finally, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether #SchizophreniaSpectrumPsychoticDisorders

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Motivational Monday: Not Defined

“Diabetes does not define me, but it helps shape who I am.” - Amanda Quinne

Even if you're diagnosed with diabetes, you're still you. The way we approach and manage diabetes helps shape who you are.

There's so much more to you than your conditions. 💙

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #MightyTogether

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My little mascot…

Last night I really struggled to get some sleep. On Friday, while walking from a shop to a taxi, I lifted my left leg to take a step and I felt a twinge in my lower back. Then, when I went to lift my right leg to do the same, I nearly crumpled to the floor as an intense cramp went through the entire of my lower back. I managed to hobble my way to the taxi and got myself home.

I’ve been using heat pads and an anti-inflammatory gel and it’s given very little relief, but I persevered. Then, last night at around midnight I had a POTS episode whilst I was on my way to the bathroom before bed. I fainted and hit the floor hard, according to my mum. I’m just glad I wasn’t conscious when I hit the floor because I can only imagine the pain I would’ve felt.

After the episode, I really struggled to get up, get to the bathroom and get to bed. But I managed it. I took extra painkillers but I just could not get comfortable. I tried lying on my side with a pillow between my knees, I tried lying on my back with a cushion under the curve of my spine. Nothing was working. Eventually, I gave up and pulled out my laptop to do some more notes on my novel.

As usual, Loki was sticking to my side. Like he normally does when I’m unwell or in pain. He came up for lots of cuddles and fusses. Until he settled behind my fan, and slowly crawled up until his head was peeking at me from behind the screen. He looked so cute, I had to take a photo. My little mascot. Somehow… He always makes me feel better. And I feel like he really does love me back.

Anyway, I spent the night just tapping away on my laptop, listening to quiet music while I made my notes and tweaks. I just wanted to show you all how much of a good boy he is. Don’t worry - he was given lots of treats and belly rubs.

#chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #POTS #AutonomicDysfunction #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #EDS #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #Jointpain #Fainting #BackPain #cramps #Pain #InterstitialCystitis #BPD #NAFLD #LiverDisease #FattyLiverDisease #Diabetes #Migraines #Cats #Animals #TherapyPet #TherapyAnimal #therapycat

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Painful experiences can be your guide for transcendence

The most painful experiences in my life have easily been the most educational. States of misery have taught me so much about life, things that aren't good for me, and what I am capable of, and for that, I am grateful.

Have you learned any life lessons from your pain that you are grateful for and can share?

Finally, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether #SchizophreniaSpectrumPsychoticDisorders

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Inner Strength

Following up from yesterday’s post, the ultimate goal of mindfulness is essentially this.

Possible? Not possible? What do you think?

Finally, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether #SchizophreniaSpectrumPsychoticDisorders

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How do you say no to your little nieces, nephews and children?

I’m currently a first time aunt (although my sister is 21 weeks pregnant right now) to an absolutely gorgeous and clever little boy named Oskar. He’s 22months old, and I absolutely love playing with him. I chase him, I crawl towards him on my hands and knees. I play rough with him (he loves this), and I tickle him until he’s belly laughing.

He is truly the light of my life - since he was born I’ve refused to self harm and I’ve really started taking better care of myself. But sometimes when we’re playing, I start to get pain or get really exhausted and I have to tell him no and sit down for a bit. But then he comes over, grabs my hands and tries to pull me up and make me follow him.

It really breaks my heart because I know he doesn’t really understand and he thinks he’s done something wrong. How do YOU communicate that you need a break? Is there a way to do it so he understands? He can get quite upset. Aside from his dad, I’m the only person that really plays with him and makes him laugh.

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!

#chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #POTS #EDS #NAFLD #BPD #LiverDisease #Jointpain #Diabetes #InterstitialCystitis #Migraines #Depression #Fatigue #Children #Advice

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all-nighter cleaning

Oh my, so cleaned like crazy for two and a half days, first kitchen, every inch of kitchen counter was taken by intruders, then I myself and Irene took care of the dogs, then got rid of all the blankets and bags from all summer and car trip from car, then sorted many towels, and switched to clean ones, then took appliances down to basement, then cleared table numerous time, from assorted multiple kinds of sandwiches, then experimented by making one pickle jar from garden tomatoes, then washed dishes, then made beds, sorted sock and underwear containers, made a craft fabric paint container, and wonder at there being 6 or 7 ways to peel potatoes, 1 knife, 2 boiled with skin then put in ice water, 3 in large cicular bowl type thing with motion, 4 with a hand held peeler, 5 with the spinny stick thing with either one insert at the bottom, or 6 a series of spikey things, found hinking boots, picked up assorted shoes, did laundry, put away, found non existent hand towels, somehow, gathered thousands of clothing pieces of everyone's that had been on couch for months, made summer donation bag, cleaned car, put Earl Grey in trunk!, went galivanting on 19 somethings for 2 and a half hours, washed fruit collection plate, listened to lecture about how I don't cook as much any more, when made a chicken roast this week, went 5 hour drives away and back, became 23 or 21 or 27 and Rocked out, got kid to school, made bed in tent, made beds upstairs, did I say that already, watched college movie, folded clothes which covered every bed, found matching odd socks, washed bath mat, all this after singing very almost good and with knowledge of the words, looked for a man in or at Starbucks in or at the Moon, was cold, quit smoking - today, want to invite elderly over, advised man on PB and J diabetes change and no need for insulin, folded quilts, put out a nice tea towel but can't decide if Summer Vibes are over, contemplated Neil, Kid, James, Natalie and Gretchen, ate a lonely delicous cheese stuffed hot pepper, vacated loud video game, had time to clean mouth, healed small bruise, wrote too much, the end