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    Just in case anyone doesn't know. I have developed chronic diverticulitis, which is going to require surgery. It has significantly slowed my roll, and I have lost 60 pounds in the last few months. I am scheduled for surgery in about 10 days, so I may again become scarce for a while. I'll try to...
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  4. INFP Forum - The Idealists
    ...because I have a mild cold, and I feel like the planet is lonely and that an existential crisis is a-brewin'! I've been denying myself a blanket for my low-grade fever because I feel that if I acknowledge my illness, I'll be even more miserable! Plus I have to write five more pages of my...
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    ADDITION: A few photos, up to four (maximum allowed) I couldn't add to another entry. Only thing on the Meditation/Yoga Room Walls - I call it "Empty Pockets." Seiza meditation position; this is how I sit; the only difference is the zafu I use. One closet in the Meditation/Yoga...
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    I'm so grateful I made my way back to Vipassana; I'm so grateful I got sequencing problems and took the pills in the wrong order, and lived to say it plainly: I came as close as I ever hope to giving up because of pain, isolation, being ostracized by religious persons who said Jesus is...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoon_theory The spoon theory is a disability metaphor used to explain the reduced amount of energy available for activities of daily living and productive tasks that may result from disability or chronic illness. Spoons are an intangible unit of measurement...
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    Was diagnosed with spinal disc herniation. Got very strong non-inflammatory drugs so that it would heal and I need to do exercises to strengthen my back and belly muscles. Not sure if I'll be able to lift heavy stuff again, though. At least not until I'll somehow lose tens of kgs of excess...
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    im curious if our mental illnesses are related to what personality we are. for instance me and my mother and both ENFP's and have bipolar and depression. my mother also has schizoaffective disorder. wondering if you have any observations, links, thoughts or personal research you'd like to...
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    In 2014 we were trying to start up a used toy store with my uncle. He'd send me a few crates of used toys he bought cheaply on markets in UK and I had to carry them to my basement. The crates with toys weighted about 20kg each. Soon I started having back pains and leg pains which initially were...
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    How are you today? Exhausted. Muscles ache. Constantly feeling like I'm dehydrated. How do you feel right now and why? Exhausted. What are you thinking of right now? I'm wondering if I'm not suffering from some kind of re-currying vicious infection, like staph. Some symptoms seem to fit. Need...
  15. INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Hi everyone. I'm new to these forums. I've been rather uneasy about something lately. I was wondering if there might have been any chance that I changed my type during my period of depression. How often can a change like this occur? I've taken the MBTI personality test numerous times before and...
  16. INFP Forum - The Idealists
    I would love to be someone who just bulldozes on through their workday/ school day whenever I have a cold or some minor illness, but I just don't *want* to. It's not that I'm wimpy, I'm just lazy. ... . . . And when I'm seriously sick with a flu, or sinusitis (I've had that once), or strep...
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    Hi! First of all - I'm writing this thread because I'm trying to help my youngest sister. She's been through many hardships the last few years which has affected her view of herself. She became interested in MBTI to better understand her own way of thinking, which was why she took an online...
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