Originally posted on Love, Geeky Girl By: Dani Kessel Life is overwhelming. Our day to day routine can leave us with little opportunity to truly relax. Errands feel more like a chore than anything else. Finances and budgeting give us headaches. Sometimes, we really just need a break from the daily stresses of being an adult. … Continue reading Adulting Is Stressful. Let's Be Kids Again!!!
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By: Dani Kessel
Hi everyone. My name is Dani. I suffer from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, limited mobility, and at least 5 different diagnosable mental illnesses. This affects my daily life resulting in a different normal than those who are ablebodied and neurotypical. I am a spoonie.
Plural noun: spoonies
- Someone suffering from disability and chronic illness/es that can be explained with the spoon theory.
“my sister calls herself a spoonie”
The spoon theory is a metaphor created by Christine Miserandino for the energy and ability limitations that disabled folks live with. The idea is this:
From waking up to falling asleep, every task throughout the day takes a certain number of spoons. Ablebodied, neurotypical folks have a nearly infinite number of spoons, so they don’t have to think about where their spoons go. Disabled folks have a finite number of spoons though…
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I'm struggling. Really struggling. My anxiety is extremely high right now. I've been having at least 3 anxiety attacks and 1 panic attack every single day for the past week. I am out of my anxiety meds. The pharmacy is waiting for a new prescription from my doctor's office, which doesn't open until Monday. Grounding … Continue reading I’m Struggling
For my sample chapter I'm composing in my Writing Serious Nonfiction class, I am going to focus on the effect of relocation on Military Brats. We were instructed to find 5 academic sources which we can utilize to enhance our chapter. These are the 5 sources I found: Military Children Face Greater Academic Challenges Due … Continue reading Sources for my SNF Book
A year from yesterday, I had my first lumbar sympathetic nerve block. I was terrified but hopeful that it would help. Today, I am going in for my disability impairment rating where they will evaluate my functional and mental disabilities related to my leg injury. This is hard for me to cope with, but I … Continue reading My New Normal
Throughout all of my schooling, I have only ever taken online classes once before. This previous experience with online classes was really terrible. Because I was in high school at the time, the online class was not formatted like a regular online class. I did not have the luxury of working ahead if I finished … Continue reading Effort Really Does Count
I am trying something different this week. I have been so stressed lately that I everything I have been thinking has come out in poems. I sat down and tried desperately to write something for this blog, but nothing has been working. So, this week, I am going to be posting poetry instead of regular blog posts. … Continue reading An Ode to Long Distance