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    May the warm glow of autumn surround you as you celebrate the holiday with family and friends.

    #Thanksgiving #Winter #Autumn #happy

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    Today was a good day.

    So yeah today was a fun day. I'M feeling tired now. The weather is starting to go #cold . Oh the joy of #Winter It's strange how #sad doesn't hot till night time.

    #TheMighty #MightyTogether #MentalHealth

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    A post triggered me a little. Really hit me hard where my mind goes back to that time. The person got a lot of support and help with the post. But the post then got deleted. None of the comments seemed rude/mean to me. I think maybe sometimes people are not i guess at the point where they can accpect , you can have hope and maybe believe things get better. I don't know why things bother me so much. I guess what is the pont in making a post and just dremoving it cuz you don't like the comments? Anyways.

    #TheMighty #MightyTogether #Depression #Anxiety

    I really don't understand people who love #Winter . Who love the #snow . I don't get them people. ha ha ha. Crazy.


    #ChronicPain #sunny #Winter

    I am grateful for being able to function today despite extreme pain associated with the weather and cold weather. #Life is what you make it.

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    I'M getting the #Winter time #blues

    I'M feeling the #sad tonight. With the time change has effected me. I'M still weaking up at the same time. I'm just wishing they could just have one time. I start feeling down during the night time #Depression I'M not looking forward to #Winter time and snow and ice.

    I just realized on #monday i forgot about one of my afthernoon zoom groups. It just sliped my mind. I felt so bad. IT's not like me to forget. But hey it's okay it's life and that happends sometimes. No bug deal.

    I feel like i only get DM from Trolls on this APP. From dudes who are looking for a wife or anyone really looking to cheat you out of money.

    #TheMighty #MightyTogether

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    Good morning friends. Happy Saturday.#TheMighty #MightyTogether

    UGH More stupid snow came. I'M SO done with #Winter time. Come on #Spring #Depression

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    MS Gym - Shaking away the winter blues

    It's been helping me lately to move around a bit. This website, the MS Gym, has been useful, so I want to share the word. The guy explains physical issues that come up a lot in MS. Then he shows exercises to help those areas, many very simple to do. (Like under a blanket! Sorry, sometimes ain't coming out from the blanket.)

    Sometimes my wife and I watch together. One thing that completely convinced us he knows MS was when he did a certain walk to demonstrate one of his points - and Mab & I looked at one another in disbelief: It was exactly how I used to get around with my cane!

    Here's the YouTube channel with a lot of free vids. I'm not a subscriber:

    Be mighty.

    #multiplesclerosis #Exercise #Wheelchair #Winter #Depression #newlydiagnosed #MightyTogether #ChronicIllness #Disabilities #Caregiving #Disability #Support

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    This is me all winter!

    This chair's got wheels. Wherever the sun moves on the floor, that's where you'll find me.

    Scratch my belly.

    #multiplesclerosis #wheelchairlife. #Winter #Depression #newlydiagnosed #MightyTogether #ChronicIllness #Disabilities #Caregiving #Disability #Support


    Dear Winter, I Hate You.

    Dear Winter,

    I hate you. I hate that you steal the warmth which we need to feel comfortable walking and doing things outside. I hate that you are not sunny, and that you send clouds and rain to our doorsteps.

    Winter, you are overly glamourised in the media, with images of chalets, hot chocolate and fondue steaming in front of a window where snow is evenly piled up. In reality, you leave us feeling depressed, depleted of necessary vitamins, isolated, and deflated.

    Winter, you haven’t been kind to the people you are surrounding. We have to struggle to stay stable during your cold afternoons and freezing mornings. We have to use our strength to stay positive when we wade through the cold air outside our doors.

    Winter, you steal my joy. You steal my sense of comfort and warmth. But you also make it hard for me to feel motivated and interested in my daily life. I look at you and feel lethargic. My interests vanish and I become next to a stone.

    Winter, you bring with you eczema that creates rashes on my skin, making me feel dirty and ugly. I feel like a monster when I look at myself in the mirror and notice how the eczema has affected my scalp. How it has created red patches on my forehead. How it creates peeling skin.

    Winter, you make it hard for me to spend time outside. It is often cold and even too dry to be outside. I find myself experiencing the most oily skin I have all year. It makes me feel like an oil factory, instead of a person. I find myself deeply disturbed by the oil that pools on my skin during the day, which increases overnight.

    Winter, I don’t like your cold days and cold nights. I find it next to impossible to travel at night with you around. It feels like you steal a portion of my time, and energy which I have to fight to get back with money as well as space.

    Dear winter, you can’t ever make me feel good about myself because you are the source of cold, dark weather which depletes my vitamin D, serotonin and forced me indoors more often than I enjoy sitting around.


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