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Slept badly woke early spooked with the “only 6” headline. I don’t meditate but like to start each day in my garden with a cuppa & birdwatching. Mum loved birdwatching too & we shared little anecdotes & updates. Little reminders like this, that your loved one is gone…
is sad but still comforting. My youngest is whipping up cookies for my brothers birthday lunch tomorrow I’m browsing mums recipes for inspiration I’m the cook. Another sad/happy as mums birthday is a couple of days later & we usually got together for a posh meal out.
Not sure why I’m posting this really, just reflecting on grief and how as a nation we seem to have become numb to the daily figures, cruel & thoughtless for those who covid DOES pose a life/death threat. Just reaching out to anyone mourning, or whose life is forever changed
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1/ Παρασκευή με #fosstotounel, και ξεκινάμε #thread με την ανάλυση της υπόθεσης της #Ολυμπίας Κυρήκου, της οποίας χάθηκαν τα ίχνη το Σάββατο, 11 Νοεμβρίου 1995, απο την Νέα Ιωνία. Θα αναλύσουμε μία σειρά από 7 βίντεο της εκπομπής από το 1996 με πρώτο το
2/ H εκπομπή γίνεται στις 2 Φεβρουαρίου, 1996, με τους συγγενείς να απευθύνονται στην νεαρή τότε Αγγέλω, για να τους βοηθήσει στην αναζήτηση. Να θυμίσουμε ότι το #fosstotounel ξεκίνησε κάπου μέσα στο 1995, οπότε βλέπουμε τα πρώτα βήματα της εκπομπής και των συντελεστών..
3/ Αυτο φαίνεται τόσο από την παραγωγή/ σετ και την εικόνα που έχουμε από τότε, όσο και από το γεγονός ότι πολλά από τα τηλεφωνήματα που γίνονταν από `τηλεθεατές` δεν μπορούσαν να διασταυρωθούν (όπως θα δούμε) με συνέπεια να παραπλανούν, πιθανότατα με δόλο, τις προσπάθειες
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I’m going to post this tonight because I have purposely planned a day away from screens tomorrow. It is the 20th anniversary of 9/11 down here in Australia and I am going to pack a picnic and spend it at the idyllic Rainbow Bay. Today has been a slow sink into the PTSD that 2/
has shaped my life since that day. What can I tell you? 6:45am I arise to feed George Eliot my cat. I amble half asleep to the kitchen and put the coffee on. 7:10 am- showered and and sitting with my first double shot coffee and cigarette of the day. Turn the tube on 3/
for NY1 news with the temperature on the bottom left corner. I never seem to get the layers right otherwise. It was unseasonably warm. The sky was a perfect blue. Also get updates on the subway delays because from here on 5th St I have options. I can get the F line from 2nd at 4/
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1/ 🧵🎥 Chronic Pain

#Pain comes in all shapes & sizes. Let’s explore how we process pain. Watch & Listen to what Anderson Cooper tells Stephen Colbert about #grief and #suffering: “You can’t have happiness without having loss and suffering.”
2/ My lucid & kind patient (pic w written perm) uses scalding water as a coping mechanism for abdominal pain from pancreatitis. He wants to share his rationale.

#MedTwitter #ChronicPain #nurse
3/ Before I share what he told me, I first want to make my mindset as his #physician clear: My first job is to believe in him. Then to understand him. Then to devise a plan to help him.
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1/ν Ενώ οι έρευνες για το αποτρόπαιο φονικό στα #Γλυκα_Νερα συνεχίζονται, και διάφορες εικασίες ακούγονται από κάθε πλευρά, ακολουθεί #thread με την ανάλυση της πρώτης συνύντευξης του πιλότου από πλευράς #bodylanguage και λεκτικής επικοινωνίας
#Γλυκα_Νερα #γλυκανερα #Καρολαιν
2/v disclaimer 1:Τα παρακάτω δεν αποτελούν επιστημονική/τεκμηριωμένη γνώμη παρα μόνο προσπάθεια ανάγνωσης της γλώσσας σώματος και της λεκτικής επικοινωνίας του συνεντευξιαζόμενου.Δεν είναι σκοπός της παρακάτω ανάλυσης να υποκαταστήσει σε καμία περίπτωση την δουλειά της αστυνομίας
3/v disclaimer2:Το μόνο που κάνει είναι να παραθέσει ορισμένες παρατηρήσεις και να τις αξιολογήσει σε μία κλίμακα παραπλανητικής συμπεριφοράς.Οι αντιδράσεις κάθε ανθρώπου,ειδικά όταν μιλάμε για ακραίες καταστάσεις,μπορεί να είναι μοναδικές και να παρεκλίννουν από τις αναμενόμενες
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As I am curating a brief workshop about #Grief #counseling #griefsupport
A little summary for everyone
1. No matter how prepared you think you are for death, you can never be fully prepared for the loss and the grief.
2. Stop avoiding whatever emotion you are feeling about death and be present in the moment.
3. Death and #grief make people uncomfortable, so be prepared for awkward encounters.
4. #Death brings out the best and the worst in families, so be prepared.
5. There is no timeline for grieving. You can’t rush it. You will grieve, in some form, forever.
6. #Guilt and #anger are a normal part of grief.
7. Trying to protect children from death and the emotions of grief isn’t helpful.
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A thread about #Grief.

Disclaimer: I've no formal training in psychology/psychiatry. This is my very personal take. So feel free to take whatever you want, and leave whatever you don't want. 1/2
Earlier this month I faced grief for the first time in a very personal sense when I lost my father to #COVID19. I was close to my grandparents, but it was different with them. And all other deaths I've had to mourn were not as directly impacting as my father's. 2/
I had read some of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Notes on Grief, last year when it came out in The Newyorker. Would highly recommend reading it (although I've not finished it, but plan to)… 3/
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My family, knowing how close I was to my #mother, is trying really hard to fill the gap

They mean well, but are wired so differently from me & see the world so differently, that it’s making it worse - I miss her more

She can’t be replaced
She’s gone

#COVID19 #grief
I am one of these circles.

I essentially want to be a circle of one right now, though.

Others’ ways of processing grief or their ideas of what I need can frustrate.

Everyone knows I was very close to Mommy.

But only I can take care of myself.
No one else can help me.
It’s not unique to grief. I accepted, a long, long time ago: only I can help myself.

I did find some sense of community in informal grief circles online. That meant a lot and helped in the first month. Now, it is just so personal, what my mother meant to me.
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Megathread: 1 Trying to unpick reasons why people disengage from those with #chronicillness such as #ME My thoughts below. Taken a couple of months! Feel free to add #neisvoid #pwme #friendship #relationships #MyalgicE #family #ghosting #carers #Grief #DisabilityTwitter #MECFS
2. Fear. They would rather not contemplate how life can be so suddenly derailed. They cannot bear to think about suffering and don't want to face up to such realities
3. Because they love you they find it too hard to contemplate your suffering so shy away from it
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I state, highlight, mark up, not insinuate
Why is someone who likely does not menstruate a sudden expert on #womenshealth to identify a WOC seeking #data #quality & #integrity as the women?
"Respecting" social science = using respectable methods, not online surveys.
What you see in the tweet and the "study" is ego, defensiveness & flagrant Dunning-Kruger effect for #womenshealth, #menstrualhealth, #COVID19, #vaccine #research.

The best way to demonstrate the value of a field is to be consistent on #quality not…
Academic language on #online #survey #data:
"systematically assess carelessness in a crowdsourced sample" Denial that quick & dirty is poor #quality is an odd use of time & ineffective. One could better defend one's merit, by delivering #quality per best practices and standards.
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A year ago, my son Raphaël, also known as the activist IggyFox, died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition. Here’s what I have learned in #grief, and what he has taught me.
Even in the depths of despair, we are hard-wired to survive.
So if you are overwhelmed by loss of any kind, remember this: a new seed of new life is in you, germinating.
This is the seed of Future You. You won’t feel its growth for a long time. I didn’t. But it’s there. Trust it.
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Patients are my greatest teachers & recently I’ve had a patient unexpectedly become one of my biggest cheerleaders - a 🧵

Over the past few mths, I’ve been providing #PalliCare to a patient whose elderly body is ailing them while their mind remains extraordinary & vibrant. 1/
During our visits at their home, I’ve learned that they immigrated to Canada bringing with them diverse life experiences, spending their adult lifetime in academia. They live alone, so upon realizing how big of a nerd I am, they have generously shared their passions & slivers 2/
of their vast knowledge & wisdom with me. Even assigning me homework! Each visit I leave inspired, wishing I had taken notes during these precious conversations. It is an incredible honour to share time with them caring for their body/mind/spirit. I always look forward to it. 3/
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#DailyWIT Day 15/365: Sara Al-Jack is a prize-winning Sudanese writer. While none of her full-length works have been translated into English, this fiction was recently published in December in @wwborders:…
#SudaneseLit #WIT #WomenInTranslation #AfricanLit
#DailyWIT Day 16/365: Malka Lee was a Yiddish immigrant poet who wrote about the pain of watching the Holocaust from the USA.

Just a portion of her memories from childhood were published in Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers (1994). #YiddishLit #WIT #HolocaustLit Image
#DailyWIT Day 17/365: Ishrat Afreen is an Urdu writer from Pakistan, with select poems available in English translation in the anthology, We Sinful Women: Contemporary Urdu feminist poetry.
#Poetry #PakistaniLit #UrduLit Image
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Today marks 11 years since I watched my dad die. 11 years since I tried to resuscitate him during cardiac arrest. 11 years since I first thought it was all my fault. A 🧵on #grief, #loss, and #healing 1/19ish
I’m still learning everyone grieves differently. I don’t miss my dad every day, every little thing doesn’t remind me of him - it never did, not even at the beginning. Part of it may be the trauma and part of it may just be a different response. I felt soo guilty the first year 2/
I went back to senior year of high school two days later. I was only 16. I had called in my own absence from the hospital. I was in the middle of college applications. I saw the school therapist and said I was fine, had the support of my family and community, and that was that 3/
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“Sidney” kept calling for “Donna” and I kept trying to explain to “Sidney” that this number didn’t belong to “Donna” at which point “Sidney” would abruptly hang up on me. Finally called back pretending to be “Donna”, went along with the questions “Yes I Do have excellent credit!”
And eventually said “can I please update my contact info to 669... (yes I do have 669 google voice number for realz)” and “Sidney” was glad to oblige. “Sidney” then went on to ask “What type of car do you own?” ‘Well Sidney, I actually don’t own a car currently!’
“Sidney” then told me she couldn’t help me anymore.

Aww shucks “Sidney” what makes you think you were helping me in the first place!?

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1/3 Two weeks ago it was Men Matter Too as part of @ChildlessWeek. For it I was part of a video with @mjhughes67, @skhumbuzodube and @RobinHadley1 talking about our experiences of being childless as men. We talked about how we grieve, cope and legacy.
2/3 We also laughed, which feels so very important as we remember we are no less for being childless.

Watch at…
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Over last few months many mental health practitioners like me have received requests about grief counseling due to death in family (due to Covid 19)

A short thread on helping kids deal with early days of grief.
First of all - all bereaved persons do not require grief counselling.
Culture and traditions help us deal with loss of loved ones in most situations and then there are time and life , the great healers.

So please don't rush in with psychological help on day one.
When death is untimely i.e. a person who dies earlier than old age, it can get complicated.

Many factors add to trauma of grief in pandemic -

1. Trauma of finding treatment for Covid19
2. possibility of immediate family being sick or in isolation complicates things.
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1/3 We are worthy was yesterday's theme for @ChildlessWeek. I am behind again, as yesterday I was trying to write whilst full of aching fatigue, possibly from COVID-19, layered on top of fatigue from burning out from not allowing myself to grieve sooner, Image
2/3 from a not having a safe space to grieve in.

This is why it is so important to find that self-acceptance and self-compassion that we are each worthy despite not being a dad or a mum. I am still getting there, I have days of feeling worthy, but also many without.
3/3 I'll be reading these inspiring pieces soon to help me along my process. Thank you to all for sharing.

#ChildlessNotByChoice #Childless #Childlessness #InvoluntaryChildlessness #Grief #InvisibleGrief #Healing #Fatigue #SelfWorth #IAmWorthy #WorldChildlessWeek
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1/4 Yesterday @ChildlessWeek was Comments that hurt, based around lockdown experiences.

I contributed a piece entitled Resonance and yesterday resonance struck. I just stopped, there was tears, well more like a 20 minute sob for the accumulation of grief,
2/4 of feelings of shame and of loneliness. I just felt disconnected and had had enough of lockdown. Great timing as we enter a local lockdown...

In the end I wrote and played new songs on my guitar. It helped, as did chips at the seaside.
3/4 Alongside me the whole time was my brilliant wife and our snoozing paws.

These are difficult times for us all, I had forgotten that in a haze of work and exercise, as if everything was normal, as if everything has ever been normal. Take care all.

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Today has been ageing without children @ChildlessWeek

It is a topic I haven't considered much, perhaps as I am 40, perhaps as I don't look into the future a lot or plan for it! Image
I look forward to reading these, probably over the next few weeks, as already playing catch up with all the wonderful posts and webinars.

View posts at:…

#ChildlessNotByChoice #Childless #ChildlessByCircumstance #ChildlessCommunity #Childlessness #Ageing
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Today's @ChildlessWeek theme is diversity. It is essential all our childless voices are heard and in all aspects of our lives.

I am looking forward to reading these posts and thanks again to our brave community.

#WorldChildlessWeek #OurStories Image
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1/3 Running.

This morning was grey, windy and I was still shaking off my vivid dream, where I was upset and angry at people not getting the depth of pain of not being able to have children. But I got out and stayed out, Image
2/3 in part as my wife is doing the couch to 5k, and in part as I didn't want to give up on myself and lose another day to loss. I ended up out for 6 miles. It felt good.

I know I am in a different place with my childless grief as I did something to help with my processing,
3/3 rather than running from it. That felt even better than the run.

#ChildlessNotByChoice #Childless #Childlessness #ChildlessCommunity #InvisibleGrief #Grief #Healing #Running #Run #SelfCare
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As you may know I’ve a new book out 😊 so for today’s #FollowFriday I’m going to credit everyone on Twitter who helped, inspired or are a source of support listed in #BeingWellInAcademia

It’s going to be a marathon thread! Get ready and prepare to follow some amazing folk 🌟
Let's go! Beginning with a #FollowFriday for @DrHelenKara and @ThomsonPat who are the series editors of the Insider Guides to Success in Academia… of which #BeingWellInAcademia is a part
Who's in the acknowledgements of #BeingWellInAcademia? A lot of folk not on Twitter and @lindsay_odell @butlerceri who are here and who I've enjoyed working with for longer than I can remember 😊 #FollowFriday
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As a part of my #PHMFellowship I spent last month with our wonderful #PalliativeCare (PaCT) team. I would like to share some reflections (in my first ever 🧵) on how valuable this month was for me. 1/
2/ In #PediatricHM we often have to deliver difficult news or discuss hard decisions with parents. How comfortable are we in these situations?

This month I saw the PaCT team show endless #empathy while sitting with families experiencing BIG emotions.
3/ I learned how statements like “I can see how much you care about your child” and “Tell me about your hopes and concerns for your child” can be so helpful. @vitaltalk offers more examples to help guide these convos.
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