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A hard but amazing hike to view this summit near Asheville, NC #Mountains #Hiking

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My favourite place to process

How lucky am I to have this 50 minutes from my house?? Processing more hard medical news and new cognitive and physical limitations can be difficult; yesterday I was really rough. Today I got out and hiked and feel so much better! Below is a link to a 45 second video on gratefulness I shot at the riverside.

#Abunchofrarediseases #AddisonsDisease #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #Migraine #Asthma #CeliacDisease #MitochondrialDisease #MastCellActivationDisorder #Trauma #raynauds #Arthritis #Rarebleedingdisorder
#MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Disability #DistractMe #dying #dyingyoung #Hiking


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River walk and learning to talk

A new friend took me for a walk here, it was so beautiful even in winter, it's a great natural swimming place but I'll wait for summer for that part of the experience! Lol

The path leads you through a beautiful valley, through the mossy woodlands, past waterfalls that come down to join the river in Chrystal clear pools. I find being in nature the best therapy.

We also visited a Holy well and got water from the spring there, it's the nicest, most refreshing water I've had in a long time, the moment I drank some my eyes cleared from fibro-fog and each time I drink some my pain levels drop like magic!!

The man that took me there and I have a bit of connection.. he is kind, grounded, we make each other laugh A Lot!
We ended up spending the night together and it was really amazing..

I've never dated an older guy before..
he is 48 and I'm 33 but I don't think that matters much, apart from the fact it's Really refreshing to date someone who has there life and head more sorted.

He was Really, Really considerate about my past trauma, he said "the more I find out about you the more it snows how strong, resilient and amazing you are to have lived through all that and are still positive!"

He also said "your trauma is something of course I'll be mindful of but I see you only as you are now in this moment"
I.e he doesn't see me as 'damaged or a victim' just as the person I am.

The way he was about everything was as refreshing to my soul as the natural spring water was for my body!

I've not been able to open up, let someone touch me for 9 months since I was raped, so this was a boundary that I wasn't sure I'd be able to cross!
but with him it didn't feel like an issue, I was totally honest with him and things just flowed..

We are going to go on adventures and hunt out more natural springs!
It's amazing to be getting to know someone who loves nature, foraging, rambling, protesting to stop animals being hunted, someone who cares about the Bigger things in life!

He even runs "for fun" most of my ex boyfriends would only run if the police were after them, were unemployable let alone employed! Lol

I'm really looking forward to more walks in places like this and getting to know him in the process!

#Romance #RomanceFibro #FibroFog #Fibromyaliga #Nature #rambling #Hiking #Depression #CPTSD #PTSD #or #metoo #sharingiscaring #magicmoments

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Did what I thought I couldn't

Yesterday I was up at 5am after a night of crap sleep and found myself driving through the UAE desert toward the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah. My friend and I brought our dogs along for a tree hour hike of Wadi Shawka. At first I thought, what was I thinking? I don't have the vitality for this! But I surprised myself because not only was I able to do it (yes I thought I might have to reach for my inhaler at the beginning, and my bad knee felt like it was going to give out any time) but I got home and didn't feel exhausted, didn't need to rest it off. Something about being out in the mountains gave me energy rather than draining it. I'm really proud of myself for getting my butt out there and finally just doing it! #Hiking #accomplishment #ChronicFatigue #ChronicIllness #postlyme #LymeDisease


I’m super anxious and not ok ptsd in overdrive no one checking on me I choked yesterday in granola and today when I had kale in afternoon trachea has

hurting I am and was able to call drs offices was able to get appointments for tomorrow doesn’t helping but my anxiety is thru roof and o have to try n sleep nurse called me said if you cannot swallow or breathe go to Er I was able to eat a almond butter n sugar free jelly sandwich on zero carb bread and some de thawed berries. My throat still hurts from choking it’s scary. Also can anxiety make it difficult to swallow or psych meds? If so how have you coped with swallowing Issues can anxiety cause your vocal cords to not work right on and I’ve been told I have severe reflux and Vocal cord dysfunction it’s scary bc none checks on me I live by myself. How do I sleep tonight and not feel scared? Words of support please!!!!#PTSD #VocalCordDysfunction #VocalCordDysfunctionFamilial #CPTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #HashimotosThyroiditis #Fibromyaliga #Anxiety #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #DBT #DBTIntake #BingeEatingDisorder #CheckInWithMe #Flareup #FlareUps #Upallnight #DistractMe #Disability #ChronicPain #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #MightyQuestions #MightyTogether #MightyBookClub #TheMightyTakeaway #checkin #Love #Yoga #PinchedNerve #PhysicalTherapy #Photography #Art #walks #Hiking #Nature #Meditation #52SmallThings #Selfcare #Selflove #Loneliness #sad #laughterisgoodmedicine #laughter #Laugh #Movies #Music #Writing #WritingThroughIt

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Colorful fall beauty #ADHD #digitalart #Hiking

In between the (almost) dead foliage little specks of colour appear.

Or sometimes bigger specks. A lonely lost welly on a pole. Such a sad sight.