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    Invisibility Is (not always) A Superpower

    I start to get anxious just thinking about it. It should be something so simple, but it’s not. The careful planning, assessing and attention to details is vital. What’s happening before this? What’s coming up in the week following? It’s not a question of if she’ll get run down. It’s not a question of if she’ll get sick. It’s a question of when. And…is that birthday party, week at day camp, sporting event, etc actually worth it?

    But here’s one of the worst parts: you won’t get the weight of our decision. You won’t know why we couldn’t play that night or why we skipped the game. Because, the fact is, you don’t understand that she’s sick. Not really.

    You know we have the appointments. You know we get blood draws. You even know we spend nights out of town to see our doctors. But, you don’t understand. Your kids get sick, too. Your kids also get tired and emotional. Plus, she looks just fine.

    She looks fine. But, that’s one of her superpowers: invisibility. She saves it for us. She keeps it closely guarded. If you ask her how she’s feeling, she’ll say, “Good.”

    What you didn’t see was waking up and complaining she was tired. What you didn’t see was the terror in her eyes when she had blood in her stool- again. What you didn’t see was her complaining her belly hurt, or worse- getting sick. What you didn’t see was her retreat upstairs to lay down instead of play. You didn’t see her struggle at school because she “just couldn’t think “ or she’s “just not feeling herself.” The simplest questions tripping her up. What you didn’t see was her breaking down and crying over and over again from 4 pm on because she's so tired that she’s an emotional wreck. You didn’t see the multiple medications she’ takes to help her feel ‘normal.’ You didn’t see her as she got yet another a fever, yet another antibiotic, yet another doctor visit. And, you didn’t see her sleep a full 12 hours just to get up and do it again.

    She has a superpower of invisibility. You may not understand why we’re not coming, but I promise we would be there if we could.

    #Rare #PID #Fatigue #invisible #chronic #medicalmom

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    Betrayed and confused
    #betrayed #Depression #suicidal

    I'm feeling rather let down and ignored in some places recently. It appears to me that when people just have something wrong with them.

    I'm also feeling let down by the mighty group in general. I feel like I'm being ignored and let down in places. People will just join and get florets of messages and love, but when people actually talk on this it's like nothing is actually going in.

    It's just another social media where people can talk about their problems and not be ignored. Well thanks mighty. I thought you were different.
    This really use to help me, but now I feel like no one can help me.
    #depresssd as fuck #invisible #shove your hashtags up your ass.

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    ME comic

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    Just want to be ok

    I am so lost right now. I feel so much pain. I'm so lonely that I can't take it anymore. Please find it your heart to help me. All I have ever wanted was to be liked. I just want someone to hug me and say it will be ok. Please............ 😭#ok #Depression #alone #invisible #noonelikesme

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    Birthday 🎉🎉🎈

    Shared coffee ☕ with a neighbor and her service 🐕‍🦺 BEAR. Went for a beautiful walk to get some fresh air and see things in the daylight. Last weekend of good daylight.
    Went to my favorite non dairy treat shop and got some yummy dreamy chocolate chip fudge ice cream. Being non dairy, treats that taste good are rare, so I gave myself a treat today.
    #chronic pain #Distract me #breast cancer survivor, seasonal affective, #Depression #Fibromyalgia , #positive thought of the Day, self care, #Anxiety , #Forgotten ,#invisible illness,

    I want to thank all the mighties that have wished me Happy Birthday 🎁🎉,!
    Signing off mighties

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    I Wish... ...... #MightyPoets

    I wish you would please listen
    To these words I have to say,
    Don't search for a response
    Just sit and listen anyway.

    Try not to take my voice
    And find in it a place to blame,
    Or seek of a rebuttal
    To make it about you again.

    I wish that just this once
    You'd clear out all your other thoughts,
    Make room to hear my pain
    Find out the reasons I feel lost.

    These words aren't meant to hurt
    But give instead a sense of why,
    Each time in which we talk
    Tears damn near flood into my eyes.

    I wish there wasn't fear
    Milling in droves within my heart,
    Afraid when I do speak
    You'll forget words right from the start.

    Then I'll have to repeat
    Oftentimes twice or many more,
    My voice soon tends to fade
    Slapped in the face by your slammed door.

    I wish you didn't know
    About so many others' lives,
    Or of their intimate details
    Which cut through me like burning knives.

    Cause when you're asked about
    Details in which pertain to me,
    You say that you don't know
    Then yet again I feel unseen.

    This final wish I pray
    Would be a gift priceless from thee,
    Not built of dollar signs
    It'd be your gift of listening.

    By: Debra Brent

    #iwish #poet #Poetry #MentalHealthAwareness #Depression #ChronicDepression #Trauma #Childhoodtrauma #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #PTSD #CPTSD #Anxiety #SuicidalThoughts #unhealedtrauma #EmotionalNeglect #abandonment #invisible #Fear #Selfcare #Introvert #Grief #Healing #hurt #ImListening

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    Sometimes I feel this pup is the only thing keeping me alive… #Depression

    <p>Sometimes I feel this pup is the only thing keeping me alive… <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="Depression" href="/topic/depression/" data-id="5b23ce7600553f33fe991123" data-name="Depression" aria-label="hashtag Depression">#Depression</a> </p>
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    Possible trigger warning. I just need advice

    What am I doing wrong that mine and my two small childrens safety is being swept under the rug BY COPS

    . Today AGAINST JUDGES NO CONTACT ORDERS my soon to be ex successfully checked out the 4 yr she has abused repeatedly from school. Tried to get our 7 yr old out. Cops were called. I went there. I WAS BELITTLED BY THE POICE FOR 2 HOURS with them holding the no contact orders. The schools have had copies since they started this school year. I have video evidence. My wife is currently awaiting a trial for false imprisonment against me on my birthday a little over a month ago. She has molested me. Broken judges orders 40 times including a tpo. Has her lawyer name drop judges to me and intimidate me. And i get humiliated AT THE SCHOOL SHE WAS TRYING TO CHECK THE 7 UR OLD out of against judges orders. The police informed me dfacs will be notified due to us living without power and food?!?!? I dont know where this came from. It's a lie. The cops pulled me over when I finally got my girls and told me I had no car insurance. Weird. Ok. We were left on the side of the road. Me and a 4 yr old and 7 yr old. Finally got two officers to take us home. 7 yr old had to ride in a police car alone so I could ride with the 4 yr old in a police car. Come home and call insurance company to find ABSOLUTE FULL COVERAGE ACTIVE INSURANCE. the authorities took our abusers word for it and helped her continue to bully us. I am lost. My kids are safe but upset. Our car is miles away legal as can be. Of course I sound crazy. This woman has successfully covered her ass when she molested her 15 yet old brother and had a baby, put up for adoption, blamed an innocent 14 yr old, molested me, beaten and verbally abused all 3 of us along with my fully autistic brother, drained the accounts knowingly leaving the kids without groceries. Made proven false reports for me withdrawing grocery money from a joint account. I dont mnow what to do and this wont end well. Cheers to the village that is messing with my children. May they feel my wrath.

    #narcissist #Abuse not an #AbuseSurvivors #invisible #Anxiety #Autism #EmotionalAbuse #DomesticAbuse #CheckInWithMe

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