When we receive a diagnosis of a long-term illness we tend to forget all the wonderful things about ourselves, we simply become our diagnosis.
What is #besidesmydiagnosis all about?
I use the hashtag #fibromyalgia so often I forget to add #smileylady #lovesart #redlipstick #lovespinkfluffysocks #Marvelnerd I am so many more things besides my diagnosis and I know you are also. (Even if you do not realise this yet!)
Many people become totally different people when they become ill, they mourn the person they once were and during this phase, they forget how wonderful they are NOW.
I love being part of a Chronic Illness/Spoonie community and I am proud to be a member of Chronic Illness Bloggers but I want to learn more about each other, spread some happiness and awareness that we are so much more than illness.
The hashtags for my diagnosis found me so many amazing kindred spirits and put me within this community but now let's celebrate our uniqueness.
Each one of us has amazing qualities that need to be shared.
So I am planting a little seed to see how it grows and flourishes into something that can only be good, a place to learn to love ourselves again and all the wonderful attributes besides our diagnosis.
The aim of #besidesmydiagnosis is to share self-love and appreciation for people who need to feel they are more than their diagnosis.
Let's fall back in love with ourselves.
Let's fall back in love with ourselves.
#besidesmydiagnosis all about the girl with the five lads
1. #besidesmydiagnosis the three things about my appearance that I love when I look in a mirror?
My eyes, my smile and my cleavage, I do like boobs.
2. #besidesmydiagnosis the things I have read most are?
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Wuthering Heights, Our Bodies Ourselves- By Women For Women, The Tiger who came to tea and a really battered old pregnancy book. I struggle to read books now so I love small articles onlin and blogs more.
3. #besidesmydiagnosis my favourite comfort foods are?
Weetabix or Oatibix with Meridian peanut butter, almond milk and dried fruit or banana. I live on this food as it is so easy to manage.
I love apple pie and custard....I love fish finger butties...Oh and Dandelion and Burdock makes the world a better place.
4. #besidesmydiagnosis my favourite past times are?
Watching Netflix, just watched the Big Bang Theory so I am having Sheldon withdrawals, I love to knit but it hurts my hands so I only do short bouts, I have a million craft projects on the go, I enjoy looking at art but now I don't go to galleries or anything so I get lost on the internet looking for various artists and their work.
5. #besidesmydiagnosis my biggest accomplishment since illness is?
Smiling and the ability to find so many positive things in my day. This is my coping mechanism and I am super at it.
6. #besidesmydiagnosis I feel my best quality is?
My hippie ways, being a tree hugging, cloud watching, unicorn lovers keeps me calm.
7. #besidesmydiagnosis my motto/mantra to live by?
The four agreements, it is a book I adore (my bible) written by Don Miguel Ruiz
1. Be impeccable with your word
2. Don't take anything personally.
3. Don't make assumptions.
4. Always do your best.
8. #besidesmydiagnosis I would love to travel to?
Ireland, I spent a lot of time here once and I would love to take the two youngest back to show them everything I love about this country.
9. #besidesmydiagnosis my guilty pleasure is?
Cake, I am definitely addicted to cake. Real homemade stuff, not shops bought rubbish.
10. #besidesmydiagnosis I have many dreams and ambitions such as?
To get a Blue Peter badge. Lifelong ambition!
It used to be, "Fall in love" but a Blue Peter badge seems a more realistic and worthwhile goal.
I simply can not wait to read yours and add your blog link to my web page.
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Everyone is welcome, there is no hierarchies within illness.
Love, laughter and gentle hugs
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