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Did Anyone Else Read the Article about Chronic Pain & The Spoons?”

The article u read re #spoons

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Being a DUFF in this economy 😥 #

In need of someone to vent to with available spoons (audio if possible) over just shit that is both in and out of my control and after being on such a high and dropping back low into a depression so quickly and suddenly and its just so much to process

#BodyImage #Bipolar1 #Poverty #spoons #audio #BipolarDepression #Anxiety

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Just in case...

Many of us often feel unloved and struggle with not feeling anything in this photo, but it's just not true.
So if you need to hear it today:
You're beautiful!
You're loved!
You're needed!
You're alive for a reason!
You're stronger than you think!
You're gonna get through this!
Don't give up!

#spoons #PTSD #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #Selfcare #Selfesteem #struggle

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I love music and it's gotten my through a lot of hard times with my health. Lately, it's been a lot of faith music for me, like Hold On by Katy Nicole and Desert Road by Casting Crowns.
Do y'all have any good songs that help you through? I'm always looking for good music. #ChronicMigraines #spoons #PTSD #MastCellActivationDisorder #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #AutonomicDysfunction

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Managing Spoons

#spoons I can't for the life of me space them out. Plus, i suck at recharging. It takes me forever to get a full battery.

Any tips? #EhlersDanlosSyndrome

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I’m a #CRPS fighter that is loosing my mom, who was my champion my rock. Cancer sucks.
All my tools for dealing with my Pain have been used, my #spoons are gone.
I’m trying to be open to my other family but I’m scared and to be sure not mighty. What’s some experience of other who has lost a caregiving mother

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Shoutout to the spoonies who use compression garments!

I've just started wearing 30mmHg waist-high compression, and it's CRAZY how much effort it takes to get the darn things ON! I can't help but laugh as I wrestle myself into them. "I don't always exercise, but when I do, it's the 30 minutes of trying to put on compression pants". Haha. Although in all fairness, compression has been INCREDIBLY helpful for my POTS symptoms. And if I'm not mistaken, it has also been excellent for feeling secure (gotta love that PTSD, Panic Disorder, and Depression). Overall 10 out of 10, even if it takes a whole spoon to get into them.

#compression #ChronicIllness #posturalorthostatictachycardia #POTS #spoons #SpoonTheory #anxeity #Depression #PanicDisorder #PTSD

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This may sound crazy, but I think I can “use” more #spoons

So, I am looking for some advice. I think I am able to add more spoons because I believe I can do more. I have been using the standard 12 spoons. But I have more energy to give. While it has been well with the 12 spoons, I know I can “do” more. I require a structure like this. I just need an adjustment. How would I go about assigning spoons to a task? I know this sounds weird but w am looking for suggestions. Thank you!

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How are YOU really doing?

It's a simple question that's not always simple to answer, but I want you to genuinely think about it; How are YOU?

How many spoons do you have today and how do you plan on using them?

Are you doing at least one thing for your health, one thing for your surroundings, and one thing special for you?

For instance, today I've taken my meds and plan to shower today, I put up laundry, and I made myself coffee. All of which, on a bad day, I can't do.

So, that brings me back to my original question: How are YOU?

#MentalHealth #checkin #mentalhealthcheck #spoons #youmatter