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To RISK OR NOT? sacredsavage @ The Mighty

#CheckInWithMe #Blindness #Depression #Anxiety #Diabetes #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #ted # #heart Disease #Essential Tremor #Migraine #Abuse Surthrivor

Risks are daily opportunities. Were the only species able to contemplate and analyze choices, including to do nothing, when presented with a choice. I have built my life on taking many giant, some life- changing risks, and countless smaller ones, all with the goal of improving my circumstances and health. Because I began with nothing but terror, isolation, no doctors, even authorities turned away.
Beginning medication for my mental health was one of the most frightening risks I ever took, and one of my very best choices. It took awhile to get it right, which I now know is not uncommon.
What risk do you now face, what will be the consequences you consider? And is doing nothing your best option?

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I’m okay

So earlier this week, one of my breasts turn bright red with a rash, and I’m already a survivor of three crazy things that happened four years ago, including breast cancer. So I had three days of terror that I had the most aggressive form of inflammatory breast cancer. No sleep. Husband couldn’t sleep and I found this group. Made the appointment and went to see my doctor. I’m OK.

it’s just a rash. And then last night I woke up the night with gas pain, heartburn and pain in the chest cavity. Being an aortic dissection survivor, you can’t get more triggered than that kind pain. So I just laid there and felt gratitude that my breast is fine. My aorta is fine, but I need to acknowledge that these triggering episodes are real and they’re hard. #heart #Cancers #PTSD

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#MS is miserable among other things

Hi, I'm new here and wanted to introduce myself. I have #MS , #Osteoarthritis , #cervical dystonia, and mild #heart failure. I also experience anxiety and depression.
I am so happy to be here with other people that experience many conditions. I really want to support you and need support as well. (The photo is my new baby granddaughter)

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New Symptoms

How does a person know if they should consult a doctor about new aches. Last night I had pain right from my neck to the tips of my fingers on my left side including some of my ribs. My heart has been thoroughly checked and it is healthy .#heart #Sleep #Fibromyalgia #Pain

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The Examination of My Heart

Over the past few months, I have been experiencing teaching that shares how you can become an observer of your own life. The teaching has helped me in many areas of my life and from it, I am learning how to become an observer of my own heart.

It can be said that our lives are the product of what is within our hearts, so to go from observing my life to observing my heart is only a small and natural step.

I have taken this step because I am concerned with what I have been observing in my thoughts and my words. The content of a person’s heart always comes out through the words they speak, because out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

While we observe, we should not become offended by our words or our hearts when we witness inconsistencies between God and His nature, as I have. Rather, we should be thankful that a place of observation led us to a true revelation of our hearts.

Whatever inconsistencies that appear in our hearts come as a result of being human, and, in some ways, forgetting our original identity in Christ. Thankfully, it is from our original identity that we can observe the issues of our human hearts with compassion.

Even though I am in a difficult place, by observing my heart with compassion I can hope to understand why I operate the way I do, and from that hope, I can identify some of the negative beliefs and behaviors that I participate in and turn them around for the good. #heart #issues #god

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Activities

When I’m stuck in bed, which is a lot lately, I like to find a variety of things to keep me occupied because I get bored very easily. I used to be a very active person. Now I cannot do a lot of the things that I used to be able to do. So I have had to adapt and change and find new things to occupy my time in ways that I am able to do. So here is a list of some of the things that I like to do to distract and entertain myself.
Please feel free to share your ideas too. It might give another Beddy an idea that they hadn’t thought of yet.
Some things I enjoy doing :
1. Watching movies / shows
2. Chatting with family and friends ( when my fingers and arms aren’t hurting too much)
3. Drawing ( Again, if I’m not in too much pain )
4. Playing games on my phone like Words With Friends2
5. Helping my eldest daughter with her graphic design ideas
6. Designing rooms on Design Home
7. Chatting with my hubby
8. Playing cards with my younger daughter who lives here with us because of her own severe / chronic health issues.
9. Chatting with friends on The Mighty! :)
10. Bird and deer watching out my bedroom window. I can also sometimes see our horses when they come up to this side of the pasture.
11. Play around making silly selfies with my friends.
12. Journal or write poems

So, these are just a few things I like to do to pass the time when I have to be in bed. What are some things you like to do?

#Lupus #Fibromyalgia #MultipleSclerosis #InflammatoryBowelDiseaseIBD #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #heart palpitations #SupraventricularTachycardia #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #DistractMe #WritingThroughIt #bed #AutoimmuneDisease

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New here #lookingforanswers

Hi I am new here. You can call me Bird for short. I have multiple chronic illnesses and am a childhood trauma survivor. It’s all too much to list in an introductory post but they include #heart , #Neurological , #gastrointestinal , #vision disorders and more. I have been through 2 longish term relationships, one was an engagement, but I don’t know how to have/ find a healthy one because men have to get past/ not take advantage of my illnesses ( I am a 40ish f that just appears a little younger but I feel like I’ve missed out on everything I should have done by this time because I’ve been sick at home most of the last 10+ years) how do I find someone who understands? Even friends? When I can’t drive… If anyone can relate and has figured this out please let me know. #lookingforfriends #lookingfornormal

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Lightness

Well the ugly C virus 🦠 has made it to my house after trying to dodge it for almost three years. I’m really struggling with how to overcome the urge to eat all the sugar in the house and at a local coffee shop. I’m tired of fighting an unseen enemy. My son has it. Thankful that we are vaccinated and boosted. But I feel angry. Traumatized. Like PTSD. I want to take a tent and sleep near a lake and see millions of stars above me. I love that they are there, even if I can’t see it. I pray my son feels best soon. Stay safe. Stay well. Cook. Sew. Make crafts. Walk. Sit in the sun. Put your heart into what makes you smile. Don’t worry. Be happy. #wellness #heart #Nofear #Connect

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New Scary Symptoms

Hi everyone. I’ve been struggling with many things for a few years, especially the past two since my Dad passed away. I didn’t have any support then and I turned to eating every night to tune out the pain. I feel like I need OA which I’ve been looking into, but I’m wondering what else I can do to feel better. Now that I’ve been doing this like every day for two years, my body feels very sick and after I eat too much my heart pounds like crazy. It feels scary because I dont know what the overeating may have done to my heart and the rest of my body, and I want to find out but my regular doctor can’t see me until next month, and my gi doctor cant see me til the 27th. I feel like I’m out here floundering around alone, not really knowing that to do or who to go to, and it feels really scary.

This may be tmi, but part of my problem is that the eating is on top of severe, chronic constipation, and I’ve read that overeating can actually cause constipation, so I’ve been in a very painful endless loop of these two things for a long time. I feel so helpless and so sick and I have no idea how to better. (Aside from OA which I think will help alot)

Has anyone ever gone through something like this and how did you cope and get better?

#Overeating #heart #gastroproblems #ADD #Bipolar2 #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue

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Clarity

Everyday presents an opportunity to “innerstand” my fears, desires, dreams, triggers, and my self . . . and I choose daily to meet these moments with gratitude and a deep thirst for understanding and clarity so that I can continue to move forward with my life. As I am now re affirming and restablisheing my safety, my health, my confidence, my courage, and my resilience after going “no contact” after close to four years of narcissistic abuse, I gain so much insight with each night that I can sleep peacefully and dream. I gave up so much of what makes me happy to be with someone who only wanted to see me miserable and now I can truly enjoy the simplicity of the sunlight peaking in through my blinds in the morning after I wake up and tell myself “I am safe now.” With that so much has already begun to unfold in a short amount of time and I am seeing how truly magical this universe is.

Til Next Time
Sending You All Of My Love and Light
Big Hug

Leah 🖤

#Trauma #traumabonded #Healing #Hope #heart #Love #clarity #nocontact #Brave #courage #strength #diary #AbuseSurvivors #Abuse #CPTSD #PTSD #Anxiety #MightyPoets

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