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WeAreDisabled 15h
Still been resting and not 100% healthwise (bronchitis) but it feels good to finally be able to do stuff again!
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WeAreDisabled 15h
Replying to @TheMusicks
a thousand times yes. We happily accommodate children with ADD/ADHD and on the autistic spectrum so I’m not sure why I thought I would not be subject to the same understanding, patience & compassion. Oh, brains sometimes.
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ally mclean 🔮 18h
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WeAreDisabled 18h
And like many Australians, the election has been a source of great disappointment and today, everyone I know has been pretty damn deflated about it. But these next few days will mean mutual care and love from chosen fam.
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WeAreDisabled 18h
Replying to @WeAreDisabled
and the relief reflects in small things: my body has been more relaxed after playing musical instruments after a week off due to bronchitis. My technique has been stronger, and more ‘fluid’.
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WeAreDisabled 18h
Replying to @WeAreDisabled
I’m also not anxious about Mon manager feedback meeting - I’m confident I will be listened to, and will listen, and have outlined what I want to improve on at work. A lot of it is confidence-related. It’s a much more reasonable feeling than what I’ve felt this last week!
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WeAreDisabled 18h
Replying to @WeAreDisabled
it’ll really take a while for that to sink in, that they make me feel valued at work. I also need to work on challenging my negative thought processes or reassure myself to not ‘catastrophise’ as they love to call it in CBT/DBT circles.
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WeAreDisabled 18h
Replying to @WeAreDisabled
I wasn’t at all in trouble. I keep constantly forgetting or unlearning negative programming that my boss and colleagues have my back because I’ve never had a workplace like that before. They wanted to listen to my side.
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WeAreDisabled 18h
Sorry for yesterday’s radio silence. I had a couple of hours at my part-time job (which I love to death - mentoring kids in creative writing after school) and my mental illness brain thought and held onto the fact that I would get in trouble.
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Disabled Dragon-Cat May 17
I've just finished reading (listening to) Terra Nullius by . If you haven't read it I highly recommend it. Why? You know how sometimes a book is so good it sends shivers down your spine and makes the hair on your arms stand on end, this is one of those stories.
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Pauline Vetuna 23h
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WeAreDisabled May 17
Replying to @erinaree
my gosh, so much yes, so so often.
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Pauline Vetuna May 16
Replying to @WeAreDisabled
👏🏾 was well into adulthood before I heard the term self compassion and took a lot longer to really feel in my bones what that meant
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WeAreDisabled May 16
Replying to @paulinevetuna
I really wanted to be a good daughter to my parents and when they said I just wasn’t trying hard enough to get better or be emotionally stronger, I believed them. For a loooooong time, turns out *solidarity*
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WeAreDisabled May 16
Ooh yes: giving myself permission to mope for a day or two rather than berate myself for feeling depressed-miserable has helped me bounce back a bit faster. Gosh, why didn’t someone tell me this in my teens?
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WeAreDisabled May 16
Replying to @missc_xyz
knowing that I have to love and look after my cat, and now have memories I want to keep is what makes me hold out on the ‘hard reset’ for as long as possible. I’m still hitting life snags that hit my depressive brain hard, but also trying to let myself be sad, ride it out & mope
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WeAreDisabled May 16
Replying to @missc_xyz
they do. The doses get higher, the side effects get more debilitating and ECT is my ‘hard reset’. After ECT I can live for periods without any meds, it’s really nice!
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WeAreDisabled May 16
Replying to @missc_xyz
I know not everyone is as lucky as me that way :( the administering psych was pretty salty I didn’t want to have more treatment (?!?!)
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WeAreDisabled May 16
Replying to @missc_xyz
also really important to note that it was voluntary. I didn’t even have the recommended number of treatments the administering psych wanted for me. My own psych trusted my judgement when I said I felt I’d had enough to feel well, stable, ‘regular person’ happiness.
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WeAreDisabled May 16
Replying to @missc_xyz
I knew I had the type of depression that if left to my own devices, I’d be catatonic. I find it easy to just not do anything, so decided to choose it. Changed my life. Bone deep happiness for the first time in my life ever after initial course of treatment.
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