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    Relearning "Me" with a totally different diagnosis

    I got a new diagnosis this week: cancer. It is cancer that has a very high survival rate. Due to the nature of my test, it is likely to be very early and, therefore, even more survivable. Nonetheless, I am sick and weak.

    Rationally, I am processing my diagnosis just fine. I know the next steps. I am aware of the odds. I am moving on to the next step.

    Emotionally, I am stunned and stalled. I know the words, but I am having trouble with people's responses of pity or sympathy. I don't feel like someone fighting for my life. I feel a little under the weather and like I am making more of this than there is. #Cancer #ADHD #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #Recovery

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    :) relaxing music

    In case it helps anyone!

    Tim Janis has great calming music 🎶 🙂💕😊❤️ #Music #relaxing #MentalHealth #Hugs #Support #coping #resources #Recovery

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    Post mastectomy #Surgery #Recovery #breast #Pain #exhaustion #Cancer

    I’d love to hear from others.
    I had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction on the first of the month
    I still have JP drains
    I still have a ton of pain
    I still have no appetite
    My intestines are still sore and bleeding
    I’m still so so weak
    Is this normal? What should I do


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    Hello my followers!! Today is my three-year anniversary of being a #TheMighty Leader!!! I am so proud 🥲 and honored to continue to serve at The Mighty!! #MightyTogether #CheerMeOn #Recovery #MentalHealth

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    What name would you give to where you are in your recovery journey right now?

    Everyone’s recovery is different — no matter what you are healing from — and so are the stages and experiences that come with that journey.

    If you had to give this current stage a name or title, what would it be?

    Mine is, "The Stagnant Awakening: Making Difficult Changes."

    #CheckInWithMe #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Recovery #EatingDisorders #EatingDisorderRecovery #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #SubstanceRelatedDisorders #PTSD #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #Selfharm

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    Make an acceptance list with us.

    Happy Friday, Mighties! We’re going to wrap up our week talking about acceptance by examining our past, present, and future.

    If you’re up to it, let us know…

    🕰️ One thing you accept about your past
    🎁 One thing you accept about your present
    🔮 One thing you accept about your future

    Psssst… If you’re coming up blank for these prompts, no worries! Acceptance is an ongoing journey. Shade what you want or are working to accept about your past, present, and future instead.

    #52SmallThings #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Recovery #CheckInWithMe #Acceptance

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    What do you wish others would accept about you?

    It’s time to turn our attention outward. Is there something about yourself that you’ve accepted and wish others would do the same?

    Maybe it’s some of the symptoms you experience or the treatments you receive for your conditions. Or it could even be the way you make marinara sauce or that you prefer NSYNC over the Backstreet Boys.

    How does it make you feel to have those around you not accept this part of you? What would that eventual acceptance mean to you?

    #52SmallThings #Selfcare #Acceptance #HighlysensitivePerson #MentalHealth #Recovery #Anxiety #Depression #CheckInWithMe

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    It has been challenging for me to accept…

    What’s going on in your life that you’re having trouble accepting? Did you receive a new diagnosis that involves complicated treatment? Have you experienced changes in a relationship that are causing you stress?

    As a gentle reminder, acceptance does not mean you have to like a situation, it just means you acknowledge what it is and try not to judge yourself for any thoughts or feelings you may have about it.

    P.S. You can learn more about acceptance, specifically the concept of “radical acceptance,” here 👉
    The Skill That Helped Me the Most With Borderline Personality Disorder

    #52SmallThings #Selfcare #Acceptance #Recovery #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Trauma #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder

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    Describe what acceptance means to you in a single sentence.

    Happy Monday, Mighties! This week is all about acceptance. Let’s kick things off by sharing what acceptance means to each of us.

    Your meaning of acceptance doesn’t have to be an official definition or what you think you’re “supposed” to say — there is no right or wrong answer. What does acceptance look like, feel like, or sound like to you?

    #52SmallThings #CheckInWithMe #Acceptance #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Recovery

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