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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is welshspoonie3. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.

    #MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Fibromyalgia #Grief #SleepApnea #UterineFibroids

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is Mrsmmccabe17. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.






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    The Power of Vulnerability (by Brené Brown)

    This is a very important and relevant topic for many, many people; although most people do not even realize it. This is a Ted Talk video by a very well-known expert in the field of social work, Dr. Brené Brown.

    Dr. Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, and love. In a funny yet moving talk she shares a deep insight from her research- one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

    Brené's research into finding the core of vulnerability led her to “Shame.” She then began studying shame and vulnerability for many years to come, which she was not expecting at the time.

    I was given an audiobook of hers by my (then) therapist while hospitalized for Anorexia Nervosa several years ago. It is an absolute *must watch* for anyone in the mental health community (in my honest and personal opinion). Out of all of the hospitalizations and different therapy techniques I've been taught that have really helped me, Brené Brown's words have always been something that I can witness in myself... although usually after the fact, so I'm still working on it ☺️ .



    #mentalhealth #vulnerability #shame #bipolardepression #CPTSD #ptsd #anxiety #chronicpain #chronicillness #EatingDisorders #degenerativediscdisease #suicidalthoughts #UterineFibroids


    If your body is a temple, mine must be dedicated to some dark, sadistic god of chaos and destruction

    With long standing diagnoses of fibromyalgia, PCOS, fibroids, IBS, a pinched nerve at C4/5, PTSD, depression, and eczema. A more recent diagnosis of ME/CFS. A pending diagnosis of degenerative disk disease (awaiting MRI). And an upcoming visit to a genetic counselor, for screening purposes due to my sister's recent cancer diagnosis and extensive family history of cancer. I had an adventure yesterday evening:

    Insert long story about symptoms (symptoms my doctor dismissed not two weeks ago) and feeling unwell here, followed by a call in to Telehealth an ambulance was sent out to my apartment. Three lovely paramedics showed up. Hooking me up to their ECG machine they detected regular PVCs. My other vitals were good and the PVCs weren't frequent enough to be life threatening. Not wanting to drastically increase my exposure to Covid I opted not to be taken to the hospital, on the understanding that I would continue to monitor my vitals and call back if there were any changes.

    Today I need to follow up on the second part of my decision not to go to hospital: call my doctor's office and arrange for blood tests, an ECG, Holter monitor, and referral to a cardiologist. Such fun!

    I am not looking forward to having to follow up on yet another health issue when it's hard enough to pursue care for the others!

    #ChronicIllness #Fibromyalgia #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #UterineFibroids #PTSD #Depression #DegenerativeDiscDisease #PVCs


    I Wish Only Good Things For Whoever Created This App

    Thank you.

    Living in a country that has no access to proper health care, least of all mental health care, this app has been a blessing. Just knowing that there are other people who’ve been through what I’ve been through and won’t judge me is a blessing. #TheMighty #TheMightyTakeaway #MentalHealth #scapegoated #raped #gaslightnarcissticabusesurvivor #SexualAbuseSurvivors #ChildhoodTraumaSurvivors #Survivor #Scoliosis #Schwannoma #Schwannomatosis #UterineFibroids #Aspergers #AspergersSyndrome #genius



    I needed to have fibroid surgery...again...the fibroids have gotten very large and I’m in a lot of pain. My fibroid surgery had to be put off because of a need for neck surgery that my insurance company has declined because of a fall that happened at my job. I’m in an appeals process, but as I wait, I’m hurting. I’m very scared about why I have so much pelvic pain and no real way to manage it. This has just been a very hard mental health week. #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #PsoriaticArthritis #UterineFibroids #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Endometriosis #CrohnsDisease