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Yep. Now I just need to work up the courage to use these!

''Not real, eh? You know, I used to say the same thing about foot-in-mouth disease, but then I met you.''

Yes. This.

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Healing Light

Sometimes we all need to rest & take a break. Those with chronic illnesses need it more often. Don't judge them!

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Happy Independence Day to our members from the USA! While you're celebrating this weekend, don't forget to #countyourspoons

Please take the time to read Christine Miserandino’s personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability. Click HERE to download “The Spoon Theory” in PDF format. The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino www.butyoudontlooksick.com My best friend and I were in the diner...
www.butyoudontlooksick.com

It's especially hard in the summer when so many are doing so much - and we struggle to just get out of bed. Be kind to yourself. Know that you are special and that you are loved.

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MyMSTeam

#MultipleSclerosis is invisible and lonely.

Meet others who care: MyMSTeam.com

Important to remember!

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Anxiety & I

We are not rude, and don't intentionally mean to seem that way, please try and understand this. 💚

As the heat of summer approaches for so many of us, please take care and don't allow people to guilt you into doing too much!

Yep.

"A photo posted on social media doesn't tell the entire story."
themighty.com

So true. A really good read.

"Tell me I did nothing wrong. Tell me it’s not my fault."
themighty.com

Chronic illness impacts far more than just our obvious physical symptoms! It can affect every single part of your life. Pay attention to even the smallest symptoms - and let your doctor know!

Chronic, hidden illness can take so many forms. I've been AOL for months because I'm taking care of my mom who has severe rheumatoid arthritis and dementia. But she also has severe breathing problems and heart issues, none of which are apparent when you look at her. As she progresses, each day brings its own challenges. Sending you all warm hugs, love, and encouragement today. Keep fighting the good fight!

Thank God. It's about time!

A list and analysis of national and international news media and publications that cover new IOM study on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and new naming to SEID
bentbutnotbroken.org

These are great exercises for many different auto immune conditions. But make sure that you consult your doctor before starting ANY exercise program!!

Exercise is important for people living with all degrees of MS. Learn the best exercises for MS and how they boost strength, coordination, and balance.
everydayhealth.com

Well-written article on cognitive disfunction in MS, but could apply to many autoimmune diseases.

Okay, let me just start off by saying… I don’t embarrass easily. I’m a very open person… and I don’t usually care what people think. But let me tell you what happened... READ MORE
multiplesclerosis.net

Work CAN suck when you have a "hidden" illness. While these are listed for MS, they can apply to most autoimmune diseases.

Reduce your work stress and prevent MS symptom flare-ups with these tips.
mslivingsymptomfree.com

As the holidays approach and people's expectations seem to increase we can all find ourselves burning out as we try to live up to what our family and friends think we should be able to do. We need to find ways to take care of ourselves, rest, and help people understand our limitations so we can have a wonderful and joyful holiday season. May you all be blessed!

This is a clever way to bring a smile to a stressful situation! (When you get BINGO reward yourself for your patience and perseverance! )