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Yummy! I just love #MealPrep day!

I'm trying out an anti-inflammatory protocol this week, so I had to make sure I was covered for all my meals ahead of time. I am loving #2BMindset so far, and wanted to stick to that, but this week, I am also trying to cut out:

Dairy
Wheat and gluten
Caffeine
Red meat
Shellfish

Which is tough if you don't plan ahead (or when you just found out that you can count low-fat cheese as a protein 😢) Fortunately, with only a little bit of effort, I managed to plan and prep some amazing #CleanEating meals, and am looking so forward to eating them this week!

#EatRealFood #BatchCooking #EatClean #DoingThisForMe #ChronicPain #Warrior #FitFixerUpper


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Been making spoons tonight. I’ve finished the batch I was working on before I went to the beach. Now I’m waiting for some bubble mailers to arrive, and I’ll be able to get them out to you all!
I’m having a tough few days with pain. That last post of mine, where I mentioned I think the lyrica is working? It amused me because the day after, my pain was shooting back up. Of course I’m still thankful and hopeful for this medicine to work, but it also reminds me that the symptoms of any chronic illness can vary day to day; sometimes hour to hour. Hopefully those of you who aren’t spending your days with illness can remember this the next time your chronically ill family member or friend is having a particularly bad day. Understand that we don’t want to live with unpredictable illnesses, but it just comes with the territory.
I hope you all feel happy and inspired this week 🙏💖🥄
#spoonie #spoonieproblems #spoonielife #chronicillness #chronicpain #invisibleillness #beinspired #craftyspoons #crafting


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Swipe left to see shoulder xray with 3 pins. The pins get clipped so they're just under the skin. X-ray is before that happened. FYI it's not gross.
EDS can lead to surgeries we don't always expect. That happened for the second time in less than 4 months in 2016. First was a subsequent neck fusion & then an additional shoulder surgery. December 8, 2016 I had surgery on my right scapula (shoulder blade) & spine. Little did I know 6 days later I would be in surgery again only this time to have pins put into my left shoulder joint to eliminate mobility bc it kept subluxating posteriorly (out the back) w/ every movement ex: brushing my teeth, pulling my pants up, pulling the blanket up, holding my phone to my left ear, scratching an itch on the right side of my body, trying to feed myself (mom fed me every day since surgery 6 days prior) etc. I refused to be discharged from the hospital until there was a brace or something to help stabilize. After my surgeon evaluated me he was in complete agreement we had to do something bc I would have been emailing him within a week & would've been on my way back for surgery. This picture was immediately after surgery. My left arm was completely numb from a nerve block so the pain wasn't bad on that side; hence, the slight smile. Laying in bed I didn't have to wear my shoulder sling. I had it on just when standing up to support the arm.
I oftentimes forget to mention this at the end of my posts, but if you have questions just ask 😉
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#orthopedics #orthopedic #shouldersurgery #shoulderortho #recovery #hospital #postop #hospitalroom #ehlersdanlos #ehlersdanlossyndrome #expectheunexpected #instability #hypermobility #heds #invisibleillness #chronicpain #spinalfusion #fusion #neurosurgery #scapulamuscledetachment #xray #bracing


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I'm not at all secretive about my struggles with mental wellness. I have multiple physical health issues, and multiple mental health issues as well. So I've learned to embrace certain coping mechanisms ... like blogging: http://authorbrandikennedy.blogspot.com/2018/01/works-for-me-wednesday-blogging-for.html⠀
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To see more about how blogging makes a major difference in my mental health and ability to cope with the challenges of my life, click the link in my bio and scroll down to the post archives at the bottom of the blog. When you get there, you'll find "Works For Me Wednesday: Blogging For Mental Health" listed under January 2018.⠀
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#open #honest #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #mentalillness #ptsd #depression #anxiety #trauma #thestruggleisreal #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #copingmechanisms #blogging #blogger #keepmoving #motivation #inspired #inspirational


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The only true pain relief I ever get is soaking in a hot bath. Tonight I'm very thankful to have this big bathtub to soak in!
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#painrelief #bubblebath #spoonielife #Fibromyalgia #chronicpain #pain #chronicfatigue #cfs #thestruggle #bathtime #bubbles #relax #loudtunes #metime #tattoo #girlswithink #girlswithtattoos #tattoolover #beard #beardgang #foottattoo #anchortattoo #legs #selfie #curvy


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I finished my first commissioned cross-stitch! (Don't worry fellow spoonies, I'm still working on yours too!) .
I have so much fun with these and it's such a good way to trick myself into thinking I'm being productive.
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I'm still stuck in bed and my health is fluctuating by the day but I'm still trying to make the best of this time to rest.
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Looks like Florida is getting some rainy weather this weekend/week , so I plan on staying snuggled in bed and watching an abundance of Netflix.
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#thespoontheory #thesunniestspoonie #spoonieblogger #spoonieblog #chronicillness #chronicillnessawareness #chronicillnesslife #chronicillnessblogger #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #invisibleillnesssupport #invisibleillnessblogger #invisibleillnessblog #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiaspoonies #fibroblogger #fibroblog #epsteinbarr #EBV #chronicebv #chronicepsteinbarr #coinfections #eppsteinbarrvirus #chronicfatigue #neuropathicpain #chronicpain #queerspoonie #cfs


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$1.2 Bln in Crypto Stolen Since 2017, GDPR Will Hinder Cybercrime Enforcement, Report Shows

Research from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has reported that about $1.2 bln in cryptocurrencies have been stolen since the start of 2017, Reuters reported Thursday, May 24. 🤐

The $1.2 bln figure is a combination of both reported and unreported thefts, with about 20 percent or less estimated to have been recovered.

Dave Jevans, the CEO of cryptocurrency security firm CipherTrace and chairman of the APWG, told Reuters that the new General Data Protection Regulation from the European Union - which comes into effect May 25 - will negatively affect global law enforcement agencies ability to find criminals stealing cryptocurrency: “GDPR will negatively impact the overall security of the internet and will also inadvertently aid cybercriminals. By restricting access to critical information, the new law will significantly hinder investigations into cybercrime, cryptocurrency theft, phishing, ransomware, malware, fraud and crypto-jacking.” As the new GDPR regulations will mean that European domain data will no longer be added to the WHOIS Internet database, investigators will lose access to data needed for prosecution of cybercriminals: “So what we’re going to see is that not only the European market goes dark for all of us; so all the bad guys will flow to Europe because you can actually access the world from Europe and there’s no way you can get the data anymore.” A Cointelegraph Expert Take from March detailed how the GDPR would affect blockchain, with the takeaway that the GDPR and blockchain may be in direct conflict since blockchain’s core technology revolves around decentralized networks and the GDPR framework was written with the assumption that personal data is stored in a centralized system.
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Someone posed the question “what do you wish most for?”
My answer was for Sawyer not to be in pain every second of every day.
There are so many huge things happening in my life and I often think I should wish for those things but in the end I always hope, pray, wish for my daughter to feel better.
When it comes down to it that is all I want.
There are so many things we need but it’s hard to focus when your child endures so much all the time.
All I can do is take one breath at a time and keep trying.
My wishes have changed over the years that’s for sure.
#momofmedicallycomplexchild #ehlersdanlossyndrome #zebrastrong #pots #dysautonomia #centralsensitization #visceralhyperalgesia #chronicpain #pediatricpain #fragilebutunbreakable #momlife #onebreathatatime #onemomentatatime #everymomentpasses #wishes #dreams #whenitcomesdowntoit


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Get back to doing the things you love, without surgery.

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When you don't want Visitors or Jehovah's Witnesses knocking on your door on Sunday morning because Your Pts and anxiety are in full swing and your depression has made you not shower or clean for a week , your lupus is flaring and your brain is so foggy that you just can deal with the world.....here is a great solution ...... #ptsdsurvivor #depressed #majordepressivedisorder #bipolardepression #depressionquotes #anxietyhelp #anxietyquotes #anxietymemes #anxietydisorder #ptsd #panickattack #lupuswarrior #chronicpain #fibromyalgia #brainfog #cantsleep #cantwork #cantlife #toohard #ptsdsucks #funnymemes #humur #illness #mentalhealthawareness


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Lovely time in the yard today, here working some 90/90 internal rotation regressions. I am confident that working my hip restrictions will benefit pain upstream (back) and downstream (knees/feet). Slow but steady progress on hip IR. Still not ready for the 90/90, but watching @ianmarkow 90/90 teaching videos in anticipation. I want it baaaad.

#functionalrangeconditioning #frc #hipmobility #mobilitytraining #mobility #chronicpain #controlyourself #outdoortraining #sunlight #homeworkout #grounding


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CBD oil has changed my life! In December 2016 I had major back surgery which left me with severe residual nerve pain. Thanks to pure full spectrum CBD oil, recently I was able to take a 5 mile hike with hubby....with no pain!! My energy is also increased! Another added benefit, I’m no longer dealing with sleepless nights...I sleep like a baby and wake up feeling refreshed and energized! I’m sooo thankful to have stumbled on this amazing natural product.💛🌱
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✅Click link in bio or copy: www.cbdwins.com
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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Only 5 days left until Breaking the Silence: A Storytelling Night presented by @sufferingthesilence at @nyconservatory! Come listen to stories from the chronic illness community.
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[ID: to the left there is a microphone and on the right is text that reads 'Breaking the Silence: A Storytelling Night. Presented by Suffering the Silence. May 31, 2018 Doors: 6:30 Event: 7-9pm. New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts 39 West 19th St. 2nd floor. New York, NY. Please be prepared to show photo ID at the front desk.' The background is tan with purple-ish dots.]
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#breakingthesilence #sufferingthesilence #storytelling #chronicillness #invisibleillness #chronicpain #chroniclife #spoonie #spoonielife #nycevents #nycda #nyconservatory #themoth #butyoudontlooksick #iamapreexistingcondition #disabledandcute #careaboutrare #disabilityisawesome #thefutureisaccessible #autoimmunelife #disabledwriters #chronicillnessstories


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Find your zen 🌿✨
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Had a lovely session today with @jokellough Nothing brings be greater joy than to be able to help people feel better & improve their health. Your health is your wealth and I'm so happy to be on this journey with all of you 💕
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#reflexology #footreflexology #footgurureflexology #northvanmoms #northvancouver #westvancouver #northvanreflexology #healthiswealth #selfcare #happyfeet #painfree #gratitude #findyourzen #naturetherapy #holistichealth #bodymindsoul #energyhealing #healer #essentialoils #doterralove #chronicpain #fibromyalgia #stressfree #watertherapy #alonetime #selflove #alternativetherapy #footmassage #rmt #chiropractic


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This is My New Piece by @milanoelleabstracts. From the instant I saw it, even Wet, I knew it was the One! My Last trip to Oklahoma, my Moma Mentioned She Escapes Mentally to Be with Us Children By Staring Out of Her Nursing Home Window And Knowing, “My Babies Are Seeing the Same Moon I Am Tonight”. Knowing This- I Don’t Dread Full Moons as Much Any More. This Is My Full Moon, it Reminds Me that Though Moma and I have Our Issues, She Longs for Me-So There is Always Hope... and Then to Find Its Name is #BlessedAssurance 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 That’s When I Really Knew! Thank You Mila, 😘😘😘😘😘 #SororityOfHearts™️ #Holistic #ChildAbuseSurvivor #Forgiveness #Empath #Wisdom #Faith #Meditation #WeightLossJourney #NaturalHair #MentalHealth #Anxiety #AutoImmuneDisease #Lupus #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #Stroke #Nurse #Traveler #SwirlLife #ChronicKidneyDisease #Endometriosis #Smiler


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So I'm trying to figure out how I want to go along with this profile. I believe I want to share my health & fitness journey but also my fibromyalgia, reflux/gi issues, carpal tunnel and any other issues I'm currently having (this is what it's like having fibromyalgia...you have pain literally everywhere so doctors hate seeing you all the time but you literally can't live without seeing them) and my mental health. I'm kind of in the worst mental state of my life because I literally shut out everyone but I've had a few good friends check on me and I love them and wish I could see them more💔 I didn't realize how much I had been holding in but with going to two different counselors every week and physical therapy for my stomach ...ikr it's actually a thing and it's magic. I've gained some weight back and then some because I can finally eat without puking but I believe there's something wrong with me for why I'm gaining.. maybe cysts or medication but I'm not sure. Which birth control do you take? I don't think I like mine because I generally don't like taking medicine unless I have to... hahahah 7 medications later but yeah. /// #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #bodypositive #effyourbeautystandards #like #love #follow #summer #fit #fitness #womenshealth #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicpain #reflux #gi #gastroenterology #warrior


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This baby kitten... I think spring and summer are his favorite seasons. He loves sitting at open doors and windows. He loves listening and watching the birds. He loves being near us when we are outside on the patio. I love learning all about all of the different things that create these babies' personalities, even 4 years later. ❤️❤️


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when ya go to the ER for that seizure-like episode you had and the relative surrounding circumstances of #cerebellartonsillarectopia and #benzodiazepines with their withdrawal symptoms while having your other neurological symptoms and then the onset of an #occipitalneuralgia headache/episode/what is the technical name for those (and does it actually matter because I’m literally just talking about my life?) so— with my luck, the ER event is one of “you’re perfectly healthy, now we’re going to wheel you out of the ER in a chair curled up clutching your head, keening and sobbing because all we can do is offer you the low level medication that makes you sick.” It sounds like a bad soap opera at this point that I actually do find myself sometimes at a point of laughing in sheer last resort.

I don’t know what I actually even expect from hospitals, doctors, or nurses anymore. I don’t know why I expect compassion. Key tip for nurses; generally if the gravity flow bag is going slow and all the valves are open, you probably should not vice grip the bag to see if it will go faster while attached to the slow drip patient. They kinda feel these things sometimes. Especially to a #portacath which has certain flow rates.
If I could make people understand just one thing about being #chronicallyill #disabled in #chronicpain it would be that, honestly? You /don’t/ get treated better. You get looked at like you are lower on the rung, subhuman, and your own autonomy is always something you have to push. They will ask questions about your symptoms and life and medical history to everyone but you, the patient. If it’s just you and you are /too organized/ you get the stamp of possible faker. If you appear too sick, there goes any autonomy you thought you had. The amount of #medicaltrauma endured by those with disability, chronic illnesses, and chronic pain is insurmountable to the point it is just unspoken of. To the point it’s just normal. We’ve accepted the medical trauma and abuse that goes on as normal and we don’t address caregiver fatigue, compassion in nursing, trauma and traumatic medical procedural awareness, and god knows what more.
But god, I’m so sick of all of this.


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I’ve been mostly lurking the last couple of days on here, I’ve been flaring up pretty bad due to #endometriosis which makes it hard to do anything. I also sat down and watched 13 Reasons Why because I was morbidly curious (blog post on my professional and personal thoughts before the end of the weekend!).
How are all of you this weekend? Anyone else dealing with #chronicillness and/or #chronicpain flare ups? I’ve been coping by just chilling and snuggling with my baby Princess Leia, who always makes things better. #selfies #dog #pettherapy


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Me and Olive hang out sometimes!


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The #waydownwanderers played the #nelsonodeon tonight. One of my fav bands and a packed house. It doesn’t matter how I feel some things you just can’t miss!!#nelsonodeon #upstateny #music #bluegrass #spoons #waydownwanderers #summervibes #sayinggoodbyetoupstate #newbeginnings #brooklynbound #chronicpain #chronicillness #spoonie #dowhatyouthinkyoucantdo


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So much fun was had at Georgias soccer tournament today. Face painting (she chose a green kitten of course), balloon animals (again a green kitten), glitter tattoos, bouncy castles, a picnic, and of course the soccer games! Having Grandma come made it all the more special. And, she even got us ice cream afterwards 😋!
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After two busy days this spoonie is beyond spent. But, my heart overfloweth. 🙏💕
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#mywhy #family #familyofthree #momlife #choosehappiness .
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#refusetofuse #cantstopwontstop #nevergiveupneversurrender #raiseyourvibration
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#dontbeafraid #hope #love #gratitudeisthebestattitude #AS #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunedisease #thisaslife #spoonie #spooniemom #spoonielife #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #getoutside #stayfit #stayactive #workhard


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My back is sore today so it limited my workout to physical therapy and stretches. Almost finished with the vegetarian foods in my fridge. Next shopping trip will be all plant based. #healthylifestyle #tryingtogetfit #simply40days #simplytaralynnfitchallenge #degenerativeyoudidntwantanormallifedidyoudiscdisease #goingvegan #vegan #chronicpain #justmove


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It’s a style-less day today. I made myself put something on that wasn’t pjs but only made it to leggings, thermals, and a cardigan.
My pain is fucking with my head today. I’ve chipped away at chores all morning that have been needing to be done for weeks. I’ve tried to get myself to do things but I’ve succumbed to the couch now. I’m trying to crochet. It’s hard to even focus on that even though I can just about do this particular stitch in my sleep.
I’m tired, my mood is low, but I’m trying to keep going. My hottie is my best friend and I need need NEED to be kind to myself. I want to ‘do something’ to escape and make it better if only for a little while but I need to just hold on and take it a minute at a time.
I won’t lie, I’m scared I will unravel with all of this, but I really want it to just pass through. Keep fighting...


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Tw: signs of abuse on second slide
As a survivor of both physical and emotional domestic abuse, something that had always seemed crazy to me was the idea of a healthy, stable relationship. It seemed like a foreign concept and almost imaginary because no one talked about it. People who were satisfied in a relationship, who could discuss important issues in their relationship and address them calmly and never disrespect the other person seemed unreal. I began to accept that any relationship would be somewhat toxic, that the other person controlling you or being mean was normal and I lived with that mindset for a while. I had given up on relationships and decided that I could just be alone, which wasn’t bad, I felt free, like I wasn’t trapped anymore. But then I met someone who treated me with respect and kindness, who deeply cared about me and I fell in love with him easily. And being with him didn’t feel like a cage, in fact, it felt more free than ever before and I started to understand more about him and about relationships and ultimately about myself, more than ever before. He’s very understanding through my traumas especially involving past relationships. Having someone to support me and care for me has been an amazing thing and I’m glad I have a healthy relationship.
Healthy relationships can come in many forms, from a guardian or parent, from a teacher or mentor, from a friend or sibling, from a partner. And once you have a healthy relationship, it’s easier to see the toxic or even abusive ones and make a change to create a better environment for yourself. After you build one, the others seem to fall in line. I’m glad I’ve built other healthy relationships and have many supports, I’ve come a long way in the last few years and I’m glad I’ve had many people by my side to support me and care for me as I do for them. And now, even with my struggles still alive as ever, I know they have my back and I feel less alone.


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STAY IN THE KNOW: AUTOIMMUNE ILLNESS.,ie..FIBROMYALGIA & MENTAL HEALTH:
If you follow my blog
@ herlinefaustinamegbletor.com
I educate through story telling; MY Story! Experience outweighs the text book information when it come to others that can relate. As well as letting know they are not alone. The textbook Since I was taken off Cymbalta which a medication treatment for Depression and Fibromyalgia, I have been dealing with double sam alone with so many other things. Focusing on these two culprits. I have been in the dump not only with pain, but with withdraw symptoms. In addition with dealing with effects of stress. So much plays into an overall health of a person. There’s no quick fix. However, with proper healthy eating and rest and exercise you can help yourself. Easier said then done, I don’t know anyone who’s been hit by a car and goes off to go on with his/her exercise routine. That’s how it feels to me when experiencing flare up, inflammation of an autoimmune illness. If you don’t already have any relating mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and such. It found that when a person emus experiencing severe pain it has a reaction on the person’s mental health. So you can see how the tow can relate.
STIGMA; fibromyalgia is not noticeable illness because you’re not in a wheel chair. Others will be quick to judge, it’s not a real illness. Some will say; everyone experiences pain!🤦🏽‍♀️ DON’T JUDGE; RATHER STAY IN THE KNOW.
#mentalhealth
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So sometimes when you have a natural alerter- you have to work on shaping the way they alert during the dog’s natural alert. I’ve had the Chiari headaches all day but they eased off for a while. However it’s starting to lightning and thunder and Kaz started alerting to impending headaches/migraine again.
His natural alert is to climb in my lap or whatever he has to do to lick my face/neck. For obvious reasons this wouldn’t work if we were at let’s say a restaurant. His alert for high heart rate is to put his head in my lap, so for this I wanted to change his alert for migraines/Chiari headaches to bumping my hand. So when he started alerting I started asking for the alternate command which we’ve previously trained.
The first video is a blooper of sorts. He gets frustrated easily if I don’t listen and so he started offering behaviors such as paw. Then you see him climb in lap and start licking which is his natural way of alerting. The second video shows him bumping my hand in the way I want him to for his alerts. It’s not perfect yet but he’s getting there.
We also practiced some anxiety tasks and more dysautonomia alerts (heavy breathing) while I was feeling ok (third video). My heart rate is better under control now with the new meds and fluids but I still have dysautonomia. This can cause dizziness, shortness of breath, and profuse sweating when standing. So I’m trying to get him to notice these things as well so he can still alert even if my heart rate isn’t up.
A service dog is never done training. Sorry for messy apartment- joys of packing. But since he alerted I am about to take meds and go to bed.


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Feeling grateful to have this partner in life and business. Walking is becoming difficult for him, but he never stops smiling. #reddingrealestate #hemophilia #hemocan #chronicpain #bleedingdisorders #urbanfarming #chronicillness #dontforgetdads #thisisredding #reddingfarmersmarket #gatherredding #disABILITY #gathermarketplace #norcal #microgreens #shastagrowers #pwd


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Treated myself to my second(?) manicure in my life today after a phoneless trip to Folklife. The woman doing my nails thought it was hilarious how small my pinky nails are and we couldn't stop laughing together. It felt fantastic to let loose both during my manicure and at the festival disconnected from social media. Do you take purposeful time away from your phone? If so, how does it help you? I'd love to hear in the comments below!


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4 years ago it became painfully obvious that it would be impossible for me to use oral antibiotics as part of my healing protocol for Lyme. My gut & entire digestive system had been to damaged handle them.
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My medical team made the decision that we would proceed with treatment through shots for an entire summer & then proceed with a PICC line (#nicthepicc) & possibly a PORT (#courtneytheportney - which did come in 2016). .
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Those days of incredible sickness, incredible pain, & incredible despair were beyond physically painful, they were emotionally some of the most difficult in my health journey. They were hours upon hours, days upon days, and months upon months of being home bound & bedridden.
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On one particular day, I personally needed to pick up some additional medicine so my mom drove (I was unable to drive during this season) us to Target. As we slowly made our way to the pharmacy section of the store we passed the jewelry display & my eyes immediately saw these beautiful earrings. I touched them with tears, knowing it was silly to be looking at earrings during this season of my life. I reluctantly put them back, silently remembering the days of old feeling like "a girl". .
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We picked up the meds & slowly made our way back to the car. As I got in my mom said that she would be back in a few moments & returned to the store. Several minutes later she came back to the car & handed me a small bag. Inside were these precious earrings, the ones I had looked at. My mom proceeded to say that these earrings were a symbol of drawing a line in the sand of how low things were with treatment & the fragile hope of healing to come. .
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I wore those earrings everyday for a year & yesterday did again. Every time I do, I am overwhelmed with how incredibly grateful & humbled I am for all of the healing that has taken place & still will come. They also gently remind me to live constantly in hope in ALL situations, no matter what the circumstances look like currently.
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Hope always friends, & draw a line today, where years from you can remember the dark moments where you held onto the hope that circumstances would change despite the seemingly impossible.


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Dang, these are the best coconut chips out there.. #healthyfood #healingyourgut #gapsdiet #lymielife #spoonie #chronicpain #depression #anxiety


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First year competing in track and field. Took on 5 events like a champ. Despite taking a fall and injuring a calf muscle (just before the finish line), he managed to get up and take on the next! Placing in the 4x1 event takes him to provincials next week in Cape Breton!! 🏃🏻‍♂️
Well done @cfhattie 🙌🏻


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I can't let other people's b.s become my focus going back to my new year's focus ME😊
#goals#focus#Me#selflove
#fibromyalgia#spoonie#rest#cookedfood#chronicpain#chronicfatugue#ibs#accupunture
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FESTIVAL OF COLORS 2018! Wait for it...... the video at the end though. 😎❤️ So much love and summer fun!
Plus we are leaving for our Western Caribbean cruise in T minus 2 days, LIFE IS GOOD! 🙆

Bring on the packing,
Jenna 💖


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Day 3 of Amino Neuro Frequency Training is done. While in training today this awesome group was honoring
Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL killed in action in 2005, by doing the Murph WOD at Crossfit PAF in Old Town Keller. Looking forward to introducing ANF Therapy to these athletes next week !

#cfpaf #oldtownkeller #kellertx #keepitinkeller #neverstoplearning #naturalhealing #murphchallenge #crossfit #massagetherapy #massageforcrossfit #bodyspeakllc #anftherapy #aminoneurofrequencytherapy #healyourself #mindbodyspirit #holistichealth #realpeople #nofilterneeded #chronicpain #pain #inflammation #relief


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I’m not okay...and that’s okay. I’ve got a massive MASSIVE amount of shit to work through. Darkness to face, embrace, accept, and forgive. Continuing to give MYSELF the love that I so desperately need...instead of continuing the unsustainable out pouring of everything I had for others. Being a doormat, because that’s what I was raised to be...by DANGEROUS narcissistic, possibly psychopath parents.

I’ve been having a hard time even looking myself in the mirror because I saw their sick faces staring back at me. Even to the point of wanting to cut my own face. Self hatred because I was spawned from such mental sickness and evil. I have allowed some truly AMAZING people into my life that have supported me on the path to realizing that while my flesh may be from them...my soul is not. I make different decisions...and I get help. I’m still searching for ways to deal with this hatred within me. It’s still a work in progress, but I’ll take it day by day. Self care, trusting myself, and extraordinary people are at the top of the list. Allowing myself these things. Not surrounding myself with “takers” anymore...but givers. Allowing myself to not be okay.

I started to identify with Harry Potter 😂 during a movie marathon whilst heavily pondering all this emotional, mental, and ptsd torment. That Voldemort was within him...he was snapping on people, angry, was having difficulty controlling it...so he went to his uncle asking him if he was bad. This quote in the photo was his response. Thank youuuuu JK Rowling spot on as usual.

I think while we are in these human bodies...we can never truly escape darkness. That it’s just a part of being human perhaps. We cannot escape physical pain here in this vessel, and in order to stay breathing in this world...full of individuals with free will to choose darkness or light...even if we choose light, we still have to encounter and protect against darkness for survival. Even in that act of protection, I’ve found myself stepping into darkness so I can better do so...and often getting lost. What a strange dance between light and dark is played here. Free will seeming to cement it as indefinite.


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Gave Stormy Daniels and her crew a tour of the farm today! Thanks for coming by Stormy was super fun you guys are welcome anytime! #stormydaniels #teamstormy #starscabaret#thestormydaniels #Hightimesmagazine#cannabis#cannabiscommunity#cannabisculture#legalweed#terps#frostynugs#danknugs#pot#chronic#chronicpain#legalizeit


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This sure is a long way from my first grow in a spare bedroom:) half a million btu’s later #Hightimesmagazine#cannabis#cannabiscommunity#cannabisculture#legalweed#terps#frostynugs#danknugs#pot#chronic#chronicpain#legalizeit


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