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A frustrating thing about having #fibro and sensory sensitivity is that all of a sudden things people always did that you never noticed?

Now endlessly bother you or affect your health.
And I don’t mean “bother” as in ”that’s annoying” - that would imply the ability to suck it up.
But I literally can’t stand the sound of yelling. But 2 sets of twins under 12 live here.

And 3 of them are boys. I usually wake up to loud yelling or screams.
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Here's my lastest update Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 10.17.18

Please share it.
I'll have a PDF version of this for download on my Ko-fi by this time tomorrow. Link at the end.
HASHTAGS FOR PERSONAL NARRATIVES

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also good for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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Still sick. I made a recording of my voice - keep in mind this is an *improvement* - four days in.
And I had the flu shot. Maybe a week and a half before I got muggle sick.

Let’s talk about #MySpooms and being “muggle sick.”
This is what some of we #spoonies call it when we get viruses 🦠 on top of chronic illnesses.
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Diseases like #mcas and #mastocytosis aren't exactly invisible illnesses. Swelling, hives, rashes and big, dark circles under our eyes are pretty visible signs, not to mention the bruises we get from bumping into stuff! 🙄#chronicillness #spoonies #mastcell
Flushing..dermatographism..yep, pretty visible. ☹️
If you watch Summer Caroll's interview you can see her flushing kick in the longer she talks wvua23.com/living-a-night…
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I’ve been amplifying the #DoctorsAreDickHeads hashtag the last few days but haven’t actually shared my own story. It starts there, traverses through #DoctorIRespect and #DoctorsAreAwesome and ends with #DoctorsAreHuman (something for everyone!)
And of course it is not the entire profession, but the profession has a major systemic problem when it comes to disabled patients and those with #chronicillness that it seems to have little to no knowledge or self-awareness of. THAT – not the hashtag – is the problem #medtwitter
#MedTwitter, your patients have been trying FOR YEARS to speak out on hashtags like #spoonies #pwd #medtrauma and no one has listened (on this platform) at this scale until patients got....confrontational #DoctorsAreDickheads
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😆🤣😂I died when @DawnMGibson said that some sleep hygiene tips are muggle advice! #ACR18 #Painsomnia
"Magical beings such as myself don't always do well with that." #ACR18 #SpoonieChat #Facts
I much prefer the idea of a sleep PLAN. You don't hear people talking about our #painsomnia struggle outside of giving the standard advice that doesn't work for is. #ACR18
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You #spoonies ever get caught in an "I think I can" spiral?

You rest enough, maybe coming out if a flare, & you think "I'll go downstairs and make my own lunch. Piece of cake."

Then you do it & you realize what a wack decision it was & you're back to square one?
& I keep thinking "why do I keep doing this to myself? Why must I push my limits?"
When really I know. I miss feeling vital. I'm feeling helpless. I used to be able to get certain things to change in my life by sheer focused will.
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Updating Twitter disability hashtag thread.

@AllisonR has educated me that I should use Sentence Case for #Accessibility. Graphic reads: # symbol followed by the word Hashtag in white lettering on a blue background.
I have #brainfog so I know I missed someone. Please add your favorite resources as a reply.
Do you want to share your disability experience with others? Try these hashtags.

Amplifying stories

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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It hasn't been that bad since I lived alone. #MySpoons are in low key agony. But sharing is distraction.

& Hopefully this helps someone.
This morning when I woke up, things were already off.

✅I had MENSTRUAL cramps.

✅I still have some flu thing.

✅I overdid it yesterday helping with the kids.

✅My food schedule was off, so

✅My pill schedule was off.

Incoming nightmare amirite?
I thought I was prepared by the amount of pain I'd be in. So I

➡️did the system check,
➡️got up to visit my poreclean throne,
➡️checked the kids were on schedule,
➡️had one warm me a bagel and
➡️got back in bed.
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I met friends here too. @Aoiferocksitout, my rock and one of the sweetest, nicest people I ever met.
@alexhaagaard one of my mentors
@painandcats_ who has this great way of putting frustrations I can't even name into words.
@DawnMGibson, who teaches me so much
#spooniechat
#spooniechat
I also find out other friends are #spoonies or otherwise #disabled through activities online and here.
If I wasn't part of the online community I wouldn't know about
@DisVisibility & her amazing work
@mikes_recovery & changing media perceptions
@Imani_Barbarin who shows me how to be bold when I think I'm inadequate...

I'm getting tired but there's almost 100 others. #spooniechat
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@Delta Don't treat me like cargo.

In fact, cargo is treated better than I have been. In my last 3 flights, at least once at every stop, I have been overlooked by wheelchair assistance. At least once at every stop I have had to request a wheelchair attendant more than once.
At least once at every stop I have had to combine the luck of having a delta employee in shouting distance with that employee not being busy with other things in order to be able to move about the gate, whether to get food, drink water, or use the restroom. It is dehumanizing.
At least with my bags, I can find out where my bag is, looking in the app. With your accessibility services, I have gotten used to the cadence of how employees call for a wheelchair attendant, because it has to happen multiple times.
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I have just discovered that #Oregon is proposing changes to the state #opioid policy for #chronicpain patients on #medicaid.
I am incensed and I don't even live in Oregon. So let's break this down. #disability #opioidhysteria #spoonies #painpatients #opioidepidemic
Buckle up.
CW: ableism, bullshit, suicide, swearing
References:
portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/4013…
nationalpainreport.com/chronic-pain-a…
To summarize:
-Oregon's Health Evidence Review Commission and Value-based Benefits Subcommittee (HERC and VbBS) are proposing changes to Medicaid
-The changes intend to discontinue long term opioids for chronic pain patients
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It took How Great Thou Art, Formation & Sorry to get back out of bed.

Pray for me.
Nothing you want to hear more at the doctor's office than no room to sit down and wait for the doctor.
That was maybe my best urgent care appointment ever. They're giving me a shot for my pain. #ChronicPain
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So right now #myspoons are waiting. I spend half my time waiting now that I'm chronically ill.

Let's talk energy conservation.
So first, the best I have ever heard what it's like explained was

🎥 The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino - this is where the #Spoonies Community stems from online.
In short, when I was well I never had to wonder how much energy I had to allocate. It wasn't finite.
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Type foggy. So I'll tell you about #myspoons then it's off to bed with me.

#brainfog
Today #myspoons were supportive. I received support from others via Twitter.

We committed & shared stories. I only wish I had the energy to respond when the original poster began to vent.
If you ever become a #spoonie with #chronicpain, #fatigue or other conditions that cause you to become #housebound, you may find yourself searching for community, support, tips or other types of help.

The web can provide that.
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I have to be up late for work to measure certain things in real time. And I realize I haven't talked about #myspoons lately. So here we go.
Today I'm forced again to consider how the world is not built for me. I'm constantly trying to fit it. & it feels like failure.
I say "feels like" of course, because it is Not my failure. It's neglect so consistent deep that we're fooled into thinking it's normal to discount a portion of our society.
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Lots of new people, hi! A thing I do every few nights is talk about #myspoons - in #spoonie parlance it’s shorthand referencing energy.
A #spoonie is a person w an invisible #disability. You might not realize it but we’re everywhere. If you're hiding illness you might be one.
The term comes from The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino (@bydls)

🎥
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Sigh. I think the intent of the boycott were sound “let’s show Twitter what silencing women #onhere looks like” (for one). I get that.
But activism isn’t just about protester. It’s about organizing across factions. It’s about communication. It involves EFFECTIVE strategy.
It also involves information distribution. The person who I thought organized this is really good at that for #TheResistance. But.
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