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Eds and type 2 diabetes.

Do any of you suffer from EDS and type 2 diabetes? How do you manage them both with the dietary restrictions? Honestly I’m at a loss, I was told that if you have EDS it is better to be gluten and dairy free. How can a person with type 2 get the carbs and protein when so restricted? #elhersdanlossyndrome #DiabetesType2 #Anxiety #Depression #diverticulosis #Colitis #ChronicPain

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No one said life would be easy.
No one guaranteed us anything.
I didn’t ask for the #CPTSD the #ChronicDepression the #MajorAnxiety I didn’t ask for the #UlcerativeColitis the #CrohnsDisease the #diverticulosis the #Diabetes
I didn’t ask for being part of less than 1%of the ENTIRE WORLD having both inner ears damaged beyond repair. I didn’t ask for the #Tinnitus ringing so loudly in both ears I sometimes can’t hear what ppl say. I didn’t ask for any of this. But I have them and more
They way I see it?
I have 2 choices
I can learn to live with what I have and take #ONESTEP 🦶🏼at a time to do my best. Even if it’s minute to minute
I can be a victim, feel sorry for myself, “woe is me”
I’m learning that I can’t control everything. This is a hard one for me.
I like to know what’s going on, what will happen, I over analyze EVERYTHING and then do it again. It’s a viscous cycle
My mind always races
What about this? What about that? You should have did/said whatever this or that
I’m sure a lot of you know the “Coulda Shoulda Woulda” game we all play
STOP 🛑 ✋🏻
Take a deep breath
My therapist told me something recently that “clicked”
She said “Focus on the things you CAN control, not the things you can’t.” She was right. I’m a #workinprogress but I’m trying 🙂
When I start to focus on what I CAN control, my #Stress levels go down just a bit. The #AnxietyAttack is at bay just a bit longer and I feel just a bit better.
It’s amazing what can happen when focused on what I can control and #letgo of what I can’t.
This is one of my favorite #mantras
Which one will you choose?
I’ll choose to RISE again and again
Whoever is reading this remember:
#Youareamazing #YouAreBeautiful


#WarriorStrong 💚💜💪🏻

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My recovery is so slow, but now that I am feeling a little better I keep thinking I should be able to will myself better the rest of the way.
Or maybe I'm not really sick -- if I would just get up and get moving I'd be fine. Or if I just lost weight I'd be fine. That I'm a lazy sponge forcing my family to take care of me instead of taking care of myself & pulling my own weight Intellectually I know these thoughts are not true but emotionally I am losing this battle right now.

I've fought hyperparathyroidism for close ton5 years now - January 5, 2021 I had 3 of my 4 parathyroid glands removed because all 3 had tumors on them. Thankfully one only needs half of a gland for health. I have double that! (Thankfully all the tumors were benign.) Since surgery it has been a Hormone storm as my system rebalances.
There have been 3 out-of-State trips I needed to make, one of them by myself. The Fibromyalgia Monster that invaded my body flares after travel. The changing pressures & weather of Spring flares both the FibroMonster and migraines.
I am trying to keep up on my PT exercises to stave off spinal surgery because arthritis is narrowing nerve pathways -- yet can't manage all the exercises each day.
Yet I feel that if I am not exhausted, wrung out & at the end of my energy, I've just been lazy today.

Any ideas to help me change this "stinkin' thinkin'"?

#post surgery
#chronic Illness
#GERD #diverticulosis #IBS -D #Intestinal Dysmotility #Undifferentiated Eating Disorder
#Abuse Survivor
#Highly Sensitive Person
#RAISED in a low-grade Cult

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I need prayers and healing vibes I saw gi dr they think I have gallstones impeding my bile duct my liver enzymes are still elevated I’m really scared

I have to get an mri on my liver kidneys and pancreas. I am able to eat and no high fever. I’m very scared as I live alone. Who understands how anxiety and ptsd can make a real health crisis that much worse? Have any of you gone through this before? I’m scared and it’s affecting my ptsd and anxiety. Who will pray for me and check in with me? #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #BipolarDepression #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDiorder #Anxiety #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #CPTSD #CPTSDinrelationships #HashimotosThyroiditis #GIDiseases #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #DatingWithAChronicIllness #diverticulosis #ulcer #CheckInWithMe #Upallnight #Photography #Art #Writing #Mitralvalveprolapse