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Can anyone else relate? #MentalHealth #Meme

I just had someone refer to me as chill. When really I am just trying to keep it together so I don’t fall apart.

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My Not So Mighty Moment

When I was in high school, a middle aged teacher showed up to class with her hand in a cast, courtesy of a wild bowls incident. Being an all-girls school, naturely this was a source of gossip. After some discussion, we crowned it the 'Most Geriatric Injury Ever Conceived by Teenage Minds'.

Fast forward to the present, and here I am, ready to steal her crown!

Enter Taryn, the Yoga Clown 🤡

Last week, while channeling my inner 'Warrior Pose' at my local MS Centre, I felt a small pop in my
chest that definitely wasn't my inner peace bursting forth. By the end of the session, my neck was brewing with what felt like the beginnings of a migraine that could rival a Shakespearean tragedy. So I did the logical things—a hot bath with lots of magnesium, dinner, and an early night with dreams of being a yoga guru.

Clearly, the Universe had other plans...

I woke up feeling like I'd been rear-ended by an invisible truck. It was like the whiplash injury I got in a car accident a few years back, but with a hefty dash of facial acrobatics. Pain in the left side of my neck, ear, sinuses, and teeth—because apparently, you can sprain your face doing beginner yoga.

As I start to feel less like a human pretzel, I can't help but chuckle about the absurdity of it all. So, to anyone needing a laugh: if you ever feel silly about an injury, just remember me – the person who went full Cirque du Soleil with her face in yoga class 🤗

#DistractMe #CheerMeOn #ChronicFatigue #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Fibromyalgia #Headache #Migraine #Endometriosis #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #MultipleSclerosis #BackPain #Laugh #Meme #BruisedEgo

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Casualties of Chronic Illness

Of course there are many things that chronic illness robs us of, but for me dignity is right up there—along with the toll it has taken on my indoor plants 🪴

#DistractMe #MakeMeLaugh #ChronicFatigue #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Fibromyalgia #greenfriends #MyCondition #Meme #Fun

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Hedonism & Spoons

I tried a gentler yoga class this week at my local MS Centre. Even though it’s meant to accommodate wheelchair users, I told the instructor I was concerned about overdoing things. She told me to just do what I can and not push myself—which was sound advice. But, me being hedonistic me, I pushed myself too far anyway and now I’m paying for it with precious spoons.

I really used to love yoga when I was younger, which is why it’s difficult to hold back, but next week I’m limiting myself to floor work… just have to keep reminding myself that the road to wellness is a crawling marathon, and not a sprint.

I do find myself wishing in moments like these, that the people who suggest we try yoga could actually see us when the resulting Post-Exertional Malaise (PEM) makes it difficult just to get out of bed 😣

#ChronicFatigue #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Fibromyalgia #DistractMe #CheerMeOn #AdrenalInsufficiency #MyCondition #BackPain #Arthritis #Migraine #Headache #MultipleSclerosis #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #Meme

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Resting Sunday Face

Could be a self portrait if I donned all the dresses and accessories I’ve bought over the years, that I’ve rarely had the chance to wear… but a gal can dream 🤍

#Spoonie #DistractMe #Meme #ChronicFatigue #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Endometriosis #MastCellActivationDisorder #Fibromyalgia #ChronicIllness #MyCondition #Insomnia

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Friday Giggle: Instagram vs Reality

One for all the other ‘servants’ out there 🐶

#MightyPets #Meme

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