I'm curious if anyone would be interested in sharing their story in an inspirational way?
Sophie loved nothing more than spending time outside, exploring the woods near her house. She would often spend hours wandering through the trees, admiring the beauty of nature and the peace it brought her. One day, while on her latest adventure, Sophie stumbled upon an old locket lying on the ground. She picked it up and examined it closely, intrigued by its delicate design and the intricate patterns etched onto its surface.
Sophie decided to keep the locket and wore it around her neck every day. But as she began to wear the locket, strange things started to happen. She started having vivid dreams and saw flashes of an unfamiliar world. She couldn't explain the strange visions, but she knew they were connected to the locket.
Determined to uncover the mystery behind the locket, Sophie set out on a magical journey of discovery and self-discovery. She consulted with local experts and pored over old books and maps, trying to decipher the locket's secrets. Her quest led her to a hidden portal deep in the woods, which transported her to a fantastical realm filled with wonders beyond her wildest dreams.
As Sophie explored this new world, she encountered all kinds of strange creatures and met new friends along the way. She soon discovered that the locket was a powerful talisman that could transport her between worlds and grant her incredible abilities. But she also learned that with great power came great responsibility, and she struggled to balance her newfound abilities with her desire to protect those she loved.
In the end, Sophie faced her greatest challenge yet when she was forced to confront an evil sorcerer who sought to use the power of the locket for his own gain. With the help of her friends, Sophie was able to defeat the sorcerer and save the day. But she knew that her journey was far from over, and that there was still so much to explore and discover in the world beyond.
As Sophie returned to her own world, she looked down at the locket around her neck, and knew that it would always be a symbol of her adventures and the incredible journey she had taken. She felt grateful for the experiences she had had and knew that she would always be connected to the magical world she had discovered.
(If you took the time to read this your amazing, seriously!)
Hi. My name is Nick. I'm new here. As much as I loathe this, I'am a complex case. I've been dealing with an unusual dilemma. I get diagnosed with one set of diseases, then getting a second & third set of diagnosis that don't seem related to the 1st set of diagnosis. What do I mean? The genetic test are the first set of results. Then the porencephaly with other incidental findings are the 2nd set of diagnosis with the 3rd and most recent set being due to my throat symptoms: adult dysphagia, adenopathy, & neck crepitus with manual right shift of trachea." I can't be overthinking this but, I can't shake the feeling something is wrong possibly beyond the scope of porencephaly. I got accepted by nord for the campaign but that was about it. My rare disease submission never got posted & I got turned down by my geneticist for further testing with the remark of "There's nothing else I can do for you." *Even though I made mention of my cousin having a cyst that causes speech issues.* ( thanks alot.) Sigh* depressed face*. Oh well, guess I look forward. Along with neurology & spinal specialist in may I now have an neck ultrasound with possible echogram later this month on top of an ENT in late April. One might argue I'm doing this to myself but that would be the partial truth because I let something possibly dangerous get away with tearing me apart even though all the symptoms are painless.
Why? Why this sudden deterioration in health as of a year or so ago? All the waiting has lead to partial answers. I almost want someone to sit down & figure out what I should focus on treating & what needs to be ignored. Sometimes I wake up thinking about wanting to make a model train set or traveling to a distant place & enjoying it. Too bad the former is expensive & requires too much space for our basement. The latter doesn't happen enough for me.
I'm exhausted & ready to just give someone all my records/history & just say "figure it out." I've been wanting this to be over for a good while now but new things keep coming up & I feel like some time soon I'll stop going to doctors because I don't want to deal with the process of getting surprise diagnosis ten.
I've had issues since birth with a neonatal stroke that we now know has turned cystic & has given us a piece of it's mind having been through many doctor visits throughout my 26 years of my family & me searching for answers. Here's the rundown: List of symptoms
Tinnitus-started at age 15
Eye tilting up-age 15
Dysphagia*~2019 couldn't swallow liquid properly.
Pinched nerve in neck~2021 got better with chiropractic intervention diagnosed as pots.
Feeling of food being stuck in throat*~2019
Recently diagnosed adenopathy, esophageal dysphagia, & neck crepitus.
Chiropractor caused spinal lean with digestive upset in early 2022. Digestion is ok now. But posture lean is still an issue.
Recently diagnosed through mri & x-ray with porencephaly (brain cyst) this took 26 years to diagnose, mucous retention cyst, hemosiderin deposit, choroid plexus cysts & scoliosis of upper region with mild lumbar retrolisthesis.
Grip weakness- started after leaving chiropractor in Feb. 2022
Alarming rate of deterioration from being relatively healthy to needing cane due to posture lean. Most recent symptom is waking up to my left arm on my chest & having difficulty keeping it straight.
There was a change in walking pattern as of a few years ago due to coordination challenges since toddlerhood.
At birth I had a neonatal stroke looking like a premiee at full term. There was an undescended testicle (corrected at 6 years), 2 small holes in heart that healed on their own, microcephaly concerns, intrauterine growth restriction though grew out of it very quickly to 6ft 3in, & thrombocytopenia at birth.
Have strabismus, nystagmus, hyperopia, optic blurring in right eye.
Posture lean causes opposing foot to stand on toes.
Followed closely as a child but was dropped when we moved states in 2011.
Been in colorado since june of 2017.
Use to have sensation in left arm of pulling sensation when peeing.
Genetics testing according to the geneticist is insignificant but carrier for cep290 maternally & have chromosome 4p31.3-32.1 microduplication syndrome paternally with unknown significance which falls under chromosome 4p duplication syndromes (only 85 in the world.)
Also have unusual anal quivering (seldom talked about)
Have seen multiple doctors including neurologist (seeing one in may.), 2 physical therapist, 3 chiropractors, , neuropsychologist (childhood), on my 3rd primary doctor & genetics. I'm also seeing a spine specialist in May.
In tears* someone help me put this all together because it's destroying me!
True to my nature, I share candidly about my childhood and ongoing abuse. Being honest is not hard for me. However, remaining in contact with people is my weakness.
As an example, I shared raw information about the abuse of my childhood, which has repercussions of ongoing control from the same abuser well into my adult life. This obnoxious toxic behavior is confronted whenever we engage in conversation. I “brush” it off, when I encounter it. However, the wounds of the past are evidently not healed because puss and decay fill the emotional scares that remain. How can they heal if the same manipulative controlling tendencies are continuously bruising the soul?
Any thoughts on withdrawal when vulnerability is expressed, #TheMighty folks?
Healing is occurring. But the social refrain from being vulnerable embarrassingly keeps me at a distance as if the childhood secret of esteeming the physical abuser, publicly, must remain behind closed doors to keep their reputation intact. I was the “clumsy one” when the scars were evident at school, church, or at the market. The abusive parent was honored for having to raise such a “clumsy” child. #ChildhoodAbuse #Reality
I suffer from Quiet BPD. Now to be honest with you it would be abnormal for me not to be living with bpd. For me this is normality because I never lived a different way. What about you tell me your story#BPD #story #MentalIllness
For so, so many years I have developed this need to get a second opinion about my reactions to things to know if I'm being overly sensitive or unreasonable. 9 times out of 10 I'm told my feelings are valid and I'm totally within my right. On Thanksgiving, my brother in law flew off the handle on me for literally nothing: I decided, after sitting and listening in silence to he and my sister go back and forth on various political topics, to excuse myself from the conversation when he wouldn't let me speak for basically the first time in the whole talk. He shouted at me to "sit your f---ing ass down" and so /I/ raised my voice to explain why I absolutely would not. Next thing I know, he's lunging at me, his 19 yo son is holding him back (having ran up the damn stairs hearing it escalate) and my sister pushing me behind her to put two bodies between me and him. Everyone (except him) agrees that I didn't do anything to deserve it, but my sisters are expecting me to forgive him when he eventually apologizes. Nevermind that he doubled down this morning that I'd disrespected him in his house (nevermind that he yelled first), my sisters insisted it was his brain injuries, steroid medication, and how much he'd had to drink. MY thing is this isn't even close to the first time this has happened and even though he's never lunged at me and demanded I get out of his house, this isn't the first time he's tried to force me past my boundary during a political discussion that I know he (we when it's me and him) can't handle. My sister's called me out for being a grudge holder and my dad and best friend point out that not forgiving him in the event that he does apologize is not a grudge, it's setting a further boundary and message that this is not (expletive) okay. So going back to my initial topic of this post, I'm sick of requiring validation of my interpretation of situations. If it were up to my sisters I'd be forgiving him just for the sake of keeping the peace and because he's got all of these things going on with him. But here's the thing: a LOT of people have brain injuries, a LOT of people take steroids for arthritis and other things, a LOT of people drink. Why does this excuse any of what happened when he KNOWS he has a brain injury, he KNOWS steroids makes him mean, and he KNOWS he's easy to anger when he's drunk? Excuses, excuses, and MORE EXCUSES. I am so grateful for my dad and my best friend letting me know that I'm completely within my right for this "grudge" where usually they're the first ones to call me out for doing so unreasonably. But where I really want to be, is able to decide for myself how I should react, how to feel without needing validation and without feeling pressured based on what other people say. And that I think will be the focus of my therapy when I start back. #story #trustingyourself #selfvalidation #Abuse #Forgiveness
Guy walks down the street and sees another man asking for charity. The homeless man is downtrodden and ashamed. Ted( the traveler) gives the homeless man (Echo) some loose cash. Echo expresses his gratitude. This generosity isn't taken for granted. Echo says the traveler will find peace in time. He offers Ted advice- to continue on the path of compassion. Ted is taken back. AMAZED at the homeless man's humility. Ted asks" ...what got you here- homeless and all? " Echo replied "17 months ago I was a therapist helping those in need. Very few listened and/ or followed through with my advice. Covid hit. People freaked and sheltered away from everything and almost anyone. I lost faith in myself...I became lost...drifted here." Ted was shocked. Echo sensing Ted's confusion said "listen to me...we're going to be just fine. Keep being compassionate and kind...the wave is coming."