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Happy Independence Day! How do you develop personal health independence?

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    • Purplefilth

      606d

      @Purplefilth Now, was it difficult and painful? Yes. But I am better now.

    • Purplefilth

      606d

      Personal health independence? Learned that doctors are actually really dumb and forfeited the idea that I โ€œneededโ€ their opinion. After years of anecdotal experiments I found out how to better utilize my body to do what I need to to make money and feel liberated.

      • Purplefilth

        606d

        @Purplefilth Now, was it difficult and painful? Yes. But I am better now.

    • radagast_the_brown

      608d

      up with babies!

    • Greenbean62

      612d

      Blah!

    • Pulaaht

      618d

      ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

    • Laurelpeabody

      621d

      Ya fr

    • Armymom

      621d

      Tell others "no".

    • Kate1985

      625d

      Good medicine that works, good regimen re: therapies. Good sense of humor Lithium is really helping me with all this.

    • FinJ_the_goblin

      629d

      Letting myself finally be what I feel is right..... At 26

    • Dayze

      629d

      I'm trying to do it by cutting out family, going to therapy, getting back on my meds, getting back into art, and my favorite one self help book reading.

    • Soskae

      629d

      By finding a doctor who will help and give me resources instead of expecting me to find everything out by myself.

    • Snowdrift

      639d

      Currently by protesting and fighting the government for my freedoms back.

      • Soskae

        629d

        @Snowdrift the gov doesnโ€™t realize it ends up taking away everyoneโ€™s liberty by depriving women of this one.

    • Georgiabased513

      640d

      By first recognizing Iโ€™m who I am and really loving myself first no matter where I am. Then taking one step towards improving.

    • Shae347

      640d

      I make sure to let people around me know of what I need, and how I work without shame. And constantly stand up for myself and my needs.

    • talli

      643d

      Meditation and journaling are incredible for me

    • Josephvasta

      645d

      I think for me it's about what goals I want to set for myself.

    • Joyce2

      646d

      That's a good question.

    • Willowthepillow

      647d

      Getting the help I needed that I couldn't when I was under my parents. I finally got a sleep doctor after complaining about being tired for 6 years and my aunt saying I might have hypersomnia like her.

    • AudaCity

      647d

      Still doing things that interest me despite my health situation! Finding out ways to still be able to do what I want and not have to constantly deal with doctors because of it

    • old_trout

      647d

      I advise my fellow people in other media groups (recovery and dual diagnosis) treat yourself to something every now and then, if and when you can. One shouldn't have to suffer, especially while in recovery. I'm always in a good mood, when I leave a fast food place, with something that's horrible for me!!

    • Boofer

      647d

      By reminding myself that it's my life and no one else's. If life really is a gift, it should be enjoyed. No one else is going to do that for me.

    • bambipony

      647d

      By fighting for abortion rights

    • Evette

      647d

      ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—

    • not_b00bs

      648d

      yall have personal health independence?

      • Starlightie

        606d

        @not_b00bs y'all have health?

    • cinnamon_sunlight

      648d

      โœจ b o u n d a r i e s โœจ

      • Boofer

        647d

        @cinnamon_sunlight ๐Ÿ‘abso๐Ÿ‘ lutely

    • Hannah_6

      648d

      I tried to keep my mind happy on the happy stuff instead. I was kinda upset. Even though it's my first birthday without my dad being there. He's busy getting fixed in a neighboring town. It's a lot to take in and handle.

    • chronicchemist

      648d

      Scientific literature

    • strawberrycream56

      648d

      ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    • Shortgrass

      648d

      High blood pressure

    • FicklePanther

      648d

      I have a lot of phone reminders for things I have to do

    • Rose130

      648d

      Journaling is a great way for me to organize my ever racing mind. It helps me tremendously to process big emotions but also to keep up with the things I learn about myself, my symptoms and the tools and strategies that work well for me to get through each day.

    • Sunshine1953

      649d

      Am praying for all of us here who are living abd working with pain.I have always been in pain and work mostly 2 jobs for my late family but worse than ever. praying that one of my specialists can find a way to help me with pinched nerves .PT and working with pain isn't helping but I have to work and have faith ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™‚ God bless all of you and the USA๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ.

    • Helgy

      649d

      Getting the rest that you need to start the week off right and eating good nutritious food to help your body and itโ€™s immune system

    • LeeannD

      649d

      Have serious conversations with my doctor's. If they mention a med, I ask why. Ask if there are alternatives first. I don't just do what I'm told, I listen and learn.

    • BrandonSay

      649d

      I'm just happy that one major thing for me is that it's extremely difficult for me to get stressed out or angry at all and I hope that makes it very beneficial to my epilepsy and has reduced a lot of big chances for major seizures. I really hope never to wake up in an ICU again after a seizure almost completely disoriented, intubated and looking to find a surprise PICC line in my arm and a catheter in me again

      • Helgy

        649d

        @BrandonSay I feel bad you had to go through that I hope you are doing better I was in the ICU back in 2006 so have been working with a therapist to help me with my PTSD and I too hope to not have to go through that again. I donโ€™t wish that upon anyone

    • Raina.8

      649d

      Doing the bare minimum to support my patriotism to this country bc itโ€™s damn terrifying to live here atm

    • FibroFrank

      649d

      Care for yourself, then care for others as well

    • BrandonSay

      649d

      I have to take it easy with my body every day, no alcohol, definitely no hard drugs just whatever anti-epileptic drugs I get prescribed and EATING is a top priority for my body. I've also recently started trying to lightly work back into a good exercise routine as I'm told this can also be very beneficial to epilepsy as long as I'm not overdoing it

      • BrandonSay

        649d

        @BrandonSay Other than that I'm getting closer to a big surgery date for my epilepsy to get an RNS device implanted which both my neurologist and I are very hopeful for the endgame of this being a full recovery from my epilepsy

    • Missy1

      649d

      โค๏ธ

    • Jackpot

      649d

      ๐Ÿ‘

    • mewlikeyou

      649d

      Happy 4th of July afternoon

    • Tremulant

      649d

      Trusting the signs and symptoms I'm having to guide my diagnostic testing and procedures rather than the laziness and neglect of the medical field!

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    • Doodlebugs

      649d

      Taking my child to the parade and allowing them to light off the fireworks

    • Scoot

      649d

      Hanging with my husband and sweet dog today Did my morning exercise Enjoying my fruit and coffee Happy 4th everyone

    • Chan

      649d

      ๐Ÿ‘

    • Critter101

      649d

      Checking in with myself and being honest with myself about how I'm feeling

    • Mommaspoondani

      649d

      ๐Ÿ’•

    • Muro

      649d

      You have to first try several different ways which expect failure but keep the Ultimate gool! I can tell you first hand feels good when you finally succeed

    • Empatheticmind

      649d

      Any day I can get by without relying on others is Independence Day for me.

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    • Andi71

      649d

      I showered and now Iโ€™m having my morning juice

    • TommiGirl

      649d

      Hanging out by the boats. Watching others have fun.

    • Ender318

      649d

      I make sure to prioritize doing things I enjoy and try to get active

    • PokeAdams

      649d

      Showering.

    • Mrbrightsidexvi

      649d

      Training combat sports

    • Healed_Harriet

      649d

      By working from home โ˜บ๏ธ

    • Aic

      649d

      Taking a nice walk enjoying the sun

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      • MrWinter

        642d

        @Aic kudos, a few hours on a trail does wonders for me.

    • cary

      649d

      Why?

    • Muro

      649d

      By taking initiative and doing for yourself your way

    • Irelan

      649d

      Have the fun that I couldn't when I was a kid.

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      • Blinky

        629d

        @Irelan THIS

      • 4byfour

        646d

        @Irelan heck yeah, friend!!!!!

        • ItsGracie

          642d

          @4byfour heal that inner child!!

    • cary

      649d

      ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ

    • Aic

      649d

      ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

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