My Atopic Dermatitis

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about my experience with Atopic Dermatitis as an installment in the “My Diagnosis” series. I know, it isn’t a Wednesday. But this is the last one in the series and I wanted to get it posted while there were spoons available to get that done! And yeah, this is the last post for this series. Not sure what I will do for the next series, but I’m sure that something will present it self. If you have any suggestions, throw them in the comments because I’d love to hear them!

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ADHD Spoons

Hello my zebras and spoonies thanks for coming and hanging out with me today. I am glad that you’re here. So today I’m just going to be honest with you and I don’t really know where this is going. I came pretty close to not making any posts at all today because I’m having a lot of difficulty with my ADHD symptoms. I’m feeling very distracted. I’m feeling like focusing on anything is a small hurdle to climb over.

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The Existential Crisis

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about the existential crisis and how they relate to having a chronic illness.

Let’s start off by talking about what an existential crisis is. Basically, it is when you reach a point in your life that you question the purpose, value and meaning of your life. This term comes from the ideas presented in existential philosophy. The central idea of which is that we have no purpose, value or meaning in life beyond that which we ourselves give it. Because of this, it is possible to have that foundation undermined.

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My Migraines

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about my experience with migraines as an installment in the “My Diagnosis” series. I personally have two kind of migraines. I experience Abdominal Migraines and Migraine Headaches with Aura (or Classic Migraine). While they are very different experiences, they are technically the same thing and I want to talk about them together to highlight how varied the Migraine experience can be.

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My Interstitial Cystitis

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about my experiences with Interstitial Cystitis (IC) as an installment in the “My Diagnosis” series. Getting things back on track here. There are only two more that I plan to write for this series, so we are winding down to the end of this one. What would you guys like to see for the topic of the next series? I’m open to suggestions, just drop it in the comments.

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Resentment

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about resentment. This is an emotion that I frequently hear people talking about feeling when they have a chronic illness. I’m not surprised that this is something we are feeling, but I am surprised by some of the ways that other people are talking about resentment. This is one of those big and complex emotions that is difficult to sort out. I feel that since many of us are feeling this that it is worth considering what this emotion is all about.

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My Dystonia

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about my experiences with Dystonia as an installment in the “My Diagnosis” series. It has been a while since I made a post in this series, but there are several more that I plan on writing. In my usual fashion, I have gotten distracted again and have been writing about other things. But, I haven’t forgotten about these and promise that I will get to the last few that need to be written.

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Willpower is a Spoon

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about willpower and how it is just another one of the metaphorical spoons that we carry around. Well, we probably get more then one, but you get the idea. Generally speaking, willpower is the “control exerted to do something or restrain impulses.” [Oxford Languages] In many ways, this is a defining feature of humanity. It is something that we are much more capable of then other animals, yet most people will report that they feel they lack adequate willpower.

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