Crystal Hodges

@crystal_hodges | contributor
A real person who was turned into a meme, which became a viral sensation online. Speaker. Author. Anti-bullying advocate. God-sized dreamer.
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Have you ever been to a pain specialist who does random drug testing, and who won't let family back with you – regardless of COVID-19?

I recently moved across the country, and had a pain management doctor in California. Now, I'm getting more and more established in Nashville, where I currently live – which means finding newer doctors. Yesterday, I tried a new pain specialist...Where I was told I would be randomly tested for drugs, and no family would be allowed back with me in any situation.

Have any of you experienced this before? Is this normal where you live?

I didn't experience these rules in California, so I'm wondering if they're a norm elsewhere?

#ChronicPain #P  #Medication #PatientAndDoctorExperiences

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Does anyone else experience intense waves of grief for an hour or two and then you’re fine? #Grief

I hope I’m not the only one who gets intense waves of grief where you experience the worst pain imaginable. Then a few hours later you’re fine.

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Hurt

Why do I still hurt over my ex husbands actions when we have been divorced for six years. I don’t get it. My chest feels like it’s going to explode at all times. Maybe it’s
Not just him. Maybe it’s everything.

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What are three things you're good at?

On the days where my perfectionism, anxiety, and self-critical voices are the loudest – sometimes I need to remind myself that I am talented and gifted in a wide variety of areas. I'm a smart, beautiful, and funny woman – and it's OK to let some of my talents and gifts shine from time to time!

Here are three things I'm good at:

1. Making others laugh.
2. Baking.
3. Writing.

Where are three areas you shine?

#MentalHealth #dailyaffirmation #Anxiety #perfectionism

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What can you do to rest and recharge this weekend?

The idea of "resting and recharging" is not necessarily easy. I have three kids and two of them have disabilities, plus my anxiety has been really high lately. As the weekend approaches, I want to do some self-care, mainly to find some rest and recharge for next week. What works for you?
#Parenting #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Selfcare #Disability #ChronicIllness

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Do you experience pre-therapy #Anxiety ?

Tomorrow morning I have a therapy appointment where I know my therapist and I will have to talk about some hard, ugly, life stuff...Things that need to be talked about and addressed, things I need help processing through.

Telling my friend about my upcoming appointment I told her, "I know we're overdue for an appointment and I know what we have to talk about – and I'm pretty sure I may cry for the first time in her office."

She told me, "I call that pre-therapy anxiety."

I asked, "DO YOU GET THAT TOO!?"

She does.

And I do too.

Do you?

#yourenotalone #Therapy #MentalHealth #Depression

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Do you experience pre-therapy #Anxiety ?

Tomorrow morning I have a therapy appointment where I know my therapist and I will have to talk about some hard, ugly, life stuff...Things that need to be talked about and addressed, things I need help processing through.

Telling my friend about my upcoming appointment I told her, "I know we're overdue for an appointment and I know what we have to talk about – and I'm pretty sure I may cry for the first time in her office."

She told me, "I call that pre-therapy anxiety."

I asked, "DO YOU GET THAT TOO!?"

She does.

And I do too.

Do you?

#yourenotalone #Therapy #MentalHealth #Depression

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Do you experience pre-therapy #Anxiety ?

Tomorrow morning I have a therapy appointment where I know my therapist and I will have to talk about some hard, ugly, life stuff...Things that need to be talked about and addressed, things I need help processing through.

Telling my friend about my upcoming appointment I told her, "I know we're overdue for an appointment and I know what we have to talk about – and I'm pretty sure I may cry for the first time in her office."

She told me, "I call that pre-therapy anxiety."

I asked, "DO YOU GET THAT TOO!?"

She does.

And I do too.

Do you?

#yourenotalone #Therapy #MentalHealth #Depression

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Do you experience pre-therapy #Anxiety ?

Tomorrow morning I have a therapy appointment where I know my therapist and I will have to talk about some hard, ugly, life stuff...Things that need to be talked about and addressed, things I need help processing through.

Telling my friend about my upcoming appointment I told her, "I know we're overdue for an appointment and I know what we have to talk about – and I'm pretty sure I may cry for the first time in her office."

She told me, "I call that pre-therapy anxiety."

I asked, "DO YOU GET THAT TOO!?"

She does.

And I do too.

Do you?

#yourenotalone #Therapy #MentalHealth #Depression

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Do you experience pre-therapy #Anxiety ?

Tomorrow morning I have a therapy appointment where I know my therapist and I will have to talk about some hard, ugly, life stuff...Things that need to be talked about and addressed, things I need help processing through.

Telling my friend about my upcoming appointment I told her, "I know we're overdue for an appointment and I know what we have to talk about – and I'm pretty sure I may cry for the first time in her office."

She told me, "I call that pre-therapy anxiety."

I asked, "DO YOU GET THAT TOO!?"

She does.

And I do too.

Do you?

#yourenotalone #Therapy #MentalHealth #Depression

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