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What’s a health goal you set but find it challenging to implement?

Making short-term — or even long-term — health goals can create a roadmap for you to follow when you’re looking to make decisions about your health. It’s not always easy, though, to implement every goal immediately — especially when you’re met with challenges or barriers. This can be anything from health limits and demands, limiting beliefs, finances, your living situation, or even circumstances that are out of your control. What’s a health goal you set but find it challenging to implement?

#RareDisease #Parenting #Caregiving #Achondroplasia #Dwarfism #SleepApnea #ChronicPain

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How has achondroplasia affected your dating and love life?

From body image and dating to maintaining personal relationships, we know achondroplasia can affect life in many different ways (both good and bad).

Whether it’s stigma, lack of public understanding, or the impact your condition has on your confidence and self-image, it can be challenging to navigate relationships of all kinds.

How has achondroplasia affected your ability to date and explore romantic relationships, if those are of interest to you? Let’s share and help one another in the comments below. 💌

#RareDisease #Parenting #Caregiving #Achondroplasia #Dwarfism #SleepApnea #ChronicPain

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What was the highlight of your week so far?

We made it to another week, hooray! Reflecting on the last few days, what was a bright spot for you? (No answer is too small, by the way, the sun coming out and providing literal brightness totally counts!)

My personal highlight - taking my doggies on a walk at their favorite hiking trail!

Share your super moment from the week below! 👇

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What is your favorite animal?

Hi there! My name is Vy. I’m your new group leader for Let’s Talk Achondroplasia and a member of The Mighty’s staff. I’m here to share information and resources related to achondroplasia, as well as ask questions about your experiences and support you through your health journey.

I’m so happy to be here! Feel free to say hi in the comments below and tell me what your favorite animal is! Mine is a red panda!

#SkeletalDysplasia #Dwarfism #Achondroplasia #Parenting #Caregiving #RareDisease

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How do you talk to your child about achondroplasia?

Figuring out how to talk to your child about achondroplasia in a way that they can understand (or deciding how much to share and when) can be challenging.

Parents and guardians of children diagnosed with achondroplasia, how do you talk to your child about their diagnosis? Has this changed as they have gotten older? Share your experiences with starting the conversation in the comments below. ⬇️

#RareDisease #Dwarfism #SkeletalDysplasia #Achondroplasia #Parenting #Caregiving

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Have you found any books, shows, or movies that portray achondroplasia well?

Unfortunately, depictions of achondroplasia in the media are not always accurate – we’ve heard from our community how frustrating it is to see media perpetuating harmful stereotypes, or how isolating it can be to not feel represented at all.

Have you found any accurate or validating portrayals of achondroplasia (whether in books, shows, movies, etc.)? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

#RareDisease #Dwarfism #SkeletalDysplasia #Achondroplasia #ChronicPain

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True or False: You find it difficult to discuss your treatment plan with your doctor.

Making the decision to change up your treatment plan should be a productive dialogue between a patient and their care team. But we know from experience that those conversations can be... tricky.

What are your biggest challenges when discussing your treatment plan with your doctor? Find it easy? If so, share your tips below!

#RareDisease #Dwarfism #Achondroplasia #SkeletalDysplasia #Parenting #Caregiving

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What’s your go-to technique for relieving stress with achondroplasia?

Balancing self-care and daily responsibilities while managing achondroplasia can be challenging, especially when you're experiencing increased levels of stress.

How do you relieve stress as it relates to achondroplasia? Share and help one another in the comments below (who knows, you might just pick up a new technique!).

#RareDisease #Dwarfism #SkeletalDysplasia #Achondroplasia #ChronicPain #Parenting #Caregiving #Stress

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What would improve your relationship with your doctor or therapist?

Your relationship with a doctor or therapist is an important one, but it can be really frustrating when you feel like you're not being listened to or your needs aren’t being met.

Is there anything your doctor or health care team could do to improve your experience or relationship?

Let us know in the comments below. ⬇️

#RareDisease #Achondroplasia #Dwarfism #SkeletalDysplasia #Parenting #Caregiving #ChronicPain

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