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Old 12-22-2021, 08:21 AM   #621
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•I Create Tasks List and Include Deadlines.

•I Request Any Reasonable Health Accommodations.

•I Take a Break When I’m Overwhelmed.

•Taking a Break For Me Includes: Watching Funny Movies, Listening to Music, I Avoid Any Serious Topics Including Politics, I Take a Walk, Use Aromatherapy, Polish My Nails, Color, Knit etc.

•After Re-Grouping/Hitting Reset•

•I Remove Any Tasks That Can Be Canceled.

•My Tasks List is Weekly vs Daily with the Exception of Deadlines.

•My Planner System Helps.

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9). Hereditary Angioedema (HAE-normal C-1)
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Old 12-22-2021, 08:28 AM   #622
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•EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques, and users say that this simple technique helps them feel better quickly. EFT tapping has roots in the 1970s when several doctors began stimulating acupressure points to help their patients deal with stress, fear, and phobias.

•I practice a form of meditation and listen to podcasts.

•I don’t participate in therapy but I do repost quotes from therapists or that mention therapy.
I prefer peer centered support groups vs therapy.

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Spoons are a visual representation used as a unit of measure to quantify how much energy individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses have throughout a given day.

1). Depression
2). PTSD
3). Anxiety
4). Hashimoto
5). Fibromyalgia
6). Asthma
7). Atopic dermatitis
8). Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
9). Hereditary Angioedema (HAE-normal C-1)
10). Gluten sensitivity
11). EpiPen carrier
12). Food allergies, medication allergies and food intolerances. .
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•EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques, and users say that this simple technique helps them feel better quickly. EFT tapping has roots in the 1970s when several doctors began stimulating acupressure points to help their patients deal with stress, fear, and phobias.

•I practice a form of meditation and listen to podcasts.

•I don’t participate in therapy but I do repost quotes from therapists or that mention therapy.
I prefer peer centered support groups vs therapy.

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When I’m overwhelmed and have a lot on my mind, I make a list and pause.

Yes. I take a pause.

•I watch a Marvel movie or something with supernatural elements instead of anything serious.

•I polish my nails.

•Eat a lot of veggies, fresh fruits and drink lots of water.

•I rest, get plenty of sleep.

•I do this self care for about 3 days.

I learned that being overwhelmed triggers my depression….hashimoto and so on.

Also taking a step back and focusing on self care will help make sure I H.A.L.T. first.

Afterwards, I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to be productive.

Thursday morning I felt like this and spent two hours typing up e-mails.

Then I washed my laundry and went to the library.

I practiced my Native Indigenous language and discussed plans for Kwanzaa.

I’ve been dealing with anxiety. I pause and the burning in my chest stops.

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Spoons are a visual representation used as a unit of measure to quantify how much energy individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses have throughout a given day.

1). Depression
2). PTSD
3). Anxiety
4). Hashimoto
5). Fibromyalgia
6). Asthma
7). Atopic dermatitis
8). Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
9). Hereditary Angioedema (HAE-normal C-1)
10). Gluten sensitivity
11). EpiPen carrier
12). Food allergies, medication allergies and food intolerances. .
13). Alopecia Areata
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I had a long talk with my adult daughter about this yesterday (Thursday).

I’m upset because as a immunologist, Dr. M. has book knowledge of my two rare diseases…

She’s aware anaphylaxis is a symptom of both my rare diseases..

It’s important to give people grace and not attempt to give unsolicited advice/judgement on illnesses you do not personally have.

It’s difficult being stressed out and trying to convey online what happened step by step. Convey what happened online just to get it off your chest and process what happened.

Me and both immunologists in the practice have been working for months…since April to get my immune system ready/prepared to handle the COVID-19 vaccines.

I’ve been taking treatments since April. The thought was that the treatments would block/alleviate triggering my rare diseases.
Once my rare diseases are triggered, therein lies a problem. A problem that can lead to anaphylaxis if not quickly controlled.

It was hard telling Dr. M., all the symptoms I experienced. Certain symptoms from my rare diseases can be very difficult to talk about or say out loud.

The problem is Dr. M. did not have another solution. My treatments were increased in October and still didn’t work to block the symptoms.

Last month she mentioned a medication, compound, which is not covered by insurance and outside of the budget.

The biggest obstacle is my rare diseases are not under control or being controlled by treatments or medications.

Controlled as in reduction in severity of flare ups from triggers.

I explained to my adult daughter why I prefer peer lead vs therapy.

I feel and view therapist as hierarchy vs peer lead is centered on being equals.

Dr. M. has a medical license however her knowledge is purely from books vs someone that lives with rare diseases.

I have lived with one of my rare diseases since birth, I’m 45. I’m an expert on my body.

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Spoons are a visual representation used as a unit of measure to quantify how much energy individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses have throughout a given day.

1). Depression
2). PTSD
3). Anxiety
4). Hashimoto
5). Fibromyalgia
6). Asthma
7). Atopic dermatitis
8). Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
9). Hereditary Angioedema (HAE-normal C-1)
10). Gluten sensitivity
11). EpiPen carrier
12). Food allergies, medication allergies and food intolerances. .
13). Alopecia Areata
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I won't see family today. Things have been canceled. And I'm not invited anywhere tomorrow. My mother is celebrating Christmas with her family but didn't invite me. She doesn't care that I'll be all alone. She doesn't care about me.
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I’m looking forward to Kwanzaa. It’s not about being super happy, putting on a smile, gifts or eating….

It’s about gathering with my kids, remembering our ancestors that paved the way for us….

Connecting with those ancestors and not forgetting their sacrifices. Not forgetting old ways and continuing our roots….

Not forgetting how they came to this continent by force and violence.

Continuing to decolonize and stay connected to our ancestral roots, languages, values and principles.

I blog to brain dump, process, brainstorm and clear my thoughts, this is my method.

It’s important to not try to police others. I don’t share my feelings with certain people because they feel the need to try to fix things vs just listening and being supportive without giving unsolicited advice.

When my kids share something with me. I ask, “do you want me to just listen or would you like feedback, would you like my opinion?”

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Spoons are a visual representation used as a unit of measure to quantify how much energy individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses have throughout a given day.

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4). Hashimoto
5). Fibromyalgia
6). Asthma
7). Atopic dermatitis
8). Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
9). Hereditary Angioedema (HAE-normal C-1)
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I wish that I didn’t have depression. Since taking medicine? I am much better.
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I'm glad Christmas is over. It was a horrible day. Today is not much better. I know my family could invite me over now, but they won't. Nobody loves me.
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I actually believe I need my therapist to feel good. I need her support and validation every day. I need to change that belief and trust that I can support and validate myself. It's going to be hard to do, but I will try.
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I'm so sorry people, I have neglected this thread. Ironically, I have been feeling very sad off & on, & trying not to be a dark cloud for others when too many of you are hurting quite enough. At the moment I am forced to accept a perplexing & sad change that hurts a lot. But you know how it is, we accept how we contributed to the outcome & try to improve. I'm sorry if I have hurt you. You deserve to have a place where it feels like others are in your corner, really there for you. I'm so thankful for our forums here, & all of you.
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I Agree but…Grace Doesn’t Need to be Used to Excuse or Continue Intergenerational Trauma.

•Growing Up Many of My Immediate Family Members Would Do or Say Something Harmful Etc..

•They Would Never Apologize to Each Other. My Mama and Siblings Still Do This.

•They Go Months Without Speaking. Then Act like Nothing Happened and Start Speaking but Nothing is Ever Resolved.

•Just like Any Relationship, Once Another Situation Happens, Each of Them are Arguing about Old **** and the New Situation.

•My Dad’s Side is Exactly the Same, Except They Go YEARS Without Speaking.

•This is a Toxic Pattern of Functioning in Dysfunction and It’s Exhausting.

•If I Did/Said Something, I Will Apologize Even If We Decided to Desolve Our Friendship, Relationship Etc.

•Sometimes Relationships, Interacting Needs to End or You Feed ‘Em with a Long Handled Spoon.

•The Hurt can be so Deep, Painful or Traumatic. People Don’t Have to “Forgive and Continue” the Relationship…Including Relationships with Family Members. Forgiveness is Not Required for Healing.

•People Can Choose to Solely Focus on Healing Depression Vent Room for Misfits*🩹 the Hurt, Pain, Trauma and PTSD.

#intergenerationaltrauma #family #intergenerationalhealing #healing #grace #accountability #aplogize #apologieswithoutchange #change #forgivenessisnotrequiredforhealing #siblings #neglect #manipulation #indoctrination #relationships

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Spoons are a visual representation used as a unit of measure to quantify how much energy individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses have throughout a given day.

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3). Anxiety
4). Hashimoto
5). Fibromyalgia
6). Asthma
7). Atopic dermatitis
8). Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
9). Hereditary Angioedema (HAE-normal C-1)
10). Gluten sensitivity
11). EpiPen carrier
12). Food allergies, medication allergies and food intolerances. .
13). Alopecia Areata
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