I’m going with Steel Magnolias—not because I have Type I Diabetes, but because of the journey it depicts. Cutting my hair short due to chronic illness ✔️ making hard choices because of chronic illness ✔️ going to hospital because of my chronic illness ✔️ having to consider that I might die young(ish) from my chronic illness ✔️
And there’s that scene where Sally Field rages and howls at the injustice of her daughter being taken away from her because of chronic illness which speaks for itself. I also find some hope in the sense of community that Shelby has around her. I certainly don’t have anything as great as that in my everyday life, but I have a supportive husband and have a Mighty community in you all ❤️
What’s your Chronic Illness Life TV show or movie choice? 🎥
#Movies #TV #Netflix #netflixandill #ChronicIllness #Spoonie #SpoonieProblems #TheDisabledLife #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #MyCondition #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #DistractMe #MightyTogether #MightyQuestions
We are currently looking for a new Co-Leader for the Multiple Health Challenges group. We have grown quite a bit and just passed 1,500 members. In the past co-leaders have been golden, really helpful for me when I got sick or burnt out and had to step away for a few days. I am looking for someone to welcome new members, comment or respond to most posts or other comments, make new posts to the group every once and a while, and preferably someone who has physical and emotional health challenges so they can best relate to and understand where other members are coming from when they post or comment.
It is important for the group to have two distinctly different voices to support people because people might relate more to one of us. What is a really good situation is if we both respond to the same posts, welcome new members from different perspectives and provide voices for people that are accessible and relatable. There is a commitment needed that you monitor activities on the group regularly and can respond pretty quickly.
Offering your own posts provides more content for the group…and when posts pose a question they keep things moving forward. I can assist and support by offering to look at your new posts for feedback and editing before you post if you would like it, comment on your posts to get the responses going to best support your efforts, help finding memes or images, and support you if we are dealing with someone struggling …. Like sounding suicidal or being manic…and I will check in to make sure you are happy and comfortable!
I look at potential leaders' history of posts and/or comments that have helped and supported others in the past. Willingness to be honest and open about your own health challenges is crucial to best support people. A co-leader works together with me for some new posts and drafting new questions and is concerned about the well being of all members and can empathize with their paths.
You will get access to the Community Leaders group and your name will have a “Group Leader” tab next to it up top on your comments and responses so I think people pay attention especially to your activity and wisdom shared from personal experience. Would you consider joining me on this journey? Let’s have a DM chat to discuss this! Thanks for considering taking on this role!
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I'm so confused at this point. I don't know, if my traits and symptoms come from undiagnosed ADHD, puberty or the years of too much stress. The thing is, stress won't get much better for the next 3 years because I'm going to move out to be able to dance more and still graduating school (I'm 16 yrs old). I'm book smart and never had issues with that, but I struggle with always coming late (poor understanding/sense of time...) forgetting that my friends and family existif don'tseeing them, sensory overload and hyperacusis, and putting away my technical devices (but I don't have any withdrawal-symptoms, so no phone/netflix/instagram/tiktok/Youtube addiction, I think it's more something about dopamine). Also setting priorities, making decisions, and a lot of oversharing. I get distracted by everything, constantly losing important stuff and throwing things on the floore by accidents, am still not able to eat/drink completly without spilling or making a mess, always assume that people are honest with me so usually don't get sarcasm right away, super empathetic and struggling to differentiate between my own and others feelings, I love stimming but it could be my body trying to release stress. I'm and always have been very hyperactive verbally and my mom wanted to send me to an therapist/coach when I was 8 yrs old because she got overwhelmed with my temper tantrums (or was I just confused by the loud, fast world?) but didn't.
The stress I'm experiencing comes from dealing with school, perfectionism and intense ballet training since 5 years. The ballet-bubble has some very ugly sides.
What if it turns out, that I'm just a typical teenager who is overwhelmed by everything(like the most)? Who has a lot of potential (A LOT) but got just so screwed by puberty and not having enough discipline to push trough it, that it get lost? I struggled with disordered eating (still, but it's getting better), self harm and bodydysmorphia. I'm super scared of hurting myself again because I know that I'm super capable of that.
That question remains, puberty, ADHD or stress overwhelm? Or a combination?
Everyone says you have to learn to love yourself first before you can love other people
But I don’t know how
Society teaches us our ABC’s
But they don’t teach us what it means to say “I love me”
I can say “I love you” to my reflection a million times over
But I don’t I truly believe it
What does it even mean to love oneself?
How do I achieve it?
These questions plague my mind out of desperation
I want to love me
But I don’t know how….
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My friends, I know I have inbox messages from you and I want you to know I even asked for The Mighty Staff to help fix this for not just me, but for anyone else that has no way of getting back to our friends here through inbox messaging.
Friends, please know I keep checking to see if this has been fixed by #TheMighty #InsideTheMighty #Staff #MightyQuestions
I can’t wait to get back to our inbox chatting-I haven’t been ignoring you my friends.
So I have been learning about the brain and nervous systems in my anatomy class. There is a small part of the brain called the Medulla Oblongota. It is responsible for controlling and maintaining a healthy and normal heart rate, as well as other autonomic functions. I instantly looked up POTS and studies on the Medulla Oblongata. And there was absolutely NOTHING! There’s no way that I am the first person to have this thought. Has anyone had a doctor look into this? Any doctors here, please look into this. Is it a malformation? Is the electrical activity different?
#AutonomicDysfunction #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #POTS #LivingWithPOTS #ChronicIlless #ChronicIllness #Doctors #MightyQuestions
Hello! This is my first post on this website. I have been suffering from depression for quite a while now. I really want to move on. I have my college entrance exam starting from next month and I can't focus at all. I always make a daily plan but end up wasting my time on phone. I literally get cramps while studying. I have already wasted 2 months. All of my friends are studying hard day and night and here I am wasting my time on nothing. Please help me how can I get over it as soon as possible? #examstress #mental health