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How Can I Be Physically Disabled And Not Depressed?

A girl sitting on her bed holding a cup of tea, resting her head on her knees. Title reads, I'm okay, seriously. How can I be physically disabled and not depressed? By Chronically hopeful

I'd like to speak about my own mental health. I feel like some people misunderstand my condition, so I wanted to address the matter directly. Yes, I have a severely debilitating illness. Yes, I practically live in bed. No, I cannot go out and I cannot have visitors coming over without paying for it​, but I am okay. Seriously.

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The Benefits Of Using A Walker For Shopping

Title reads, The bnefits of using a walker for shopping, by Chronically Hopeful. On the right are 2 photos, one of Char wearing an apron and rubber gloves, she's washing dishes, the other she's outside with a walker carrying shopping bags.

​It's a strange feeling of gratitude, shame and even guilt as a thirty-something year old woman, who looks perfectly healthy, walks around a supermarket with a walking aid ​most commonly ​used by the elderly. When elderly people who are clearly struggling are walking around the same supermarket without any mobility aids, the looks you get cause all sorts of emotions to surface.

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Focus On The Present

Title on the left reads, Focus on the present, by Chronically Hopeful, On the right is a collage of 4 pictures. Char is painting in the first, below is a close up of a floral wreath with The Lord is my helper lettered on it, A photo of char reading a book and a selfie, Char is ewaring sunglasses.

​Today has been amazing! Its such a gorgeous day, extremely hot and sunny. I've only spent short bursts outside as my skin burns in the sun today - it's that hot!  I started the day with a lovely reading session out on the patio, the sun had just come round the wall and was slowly flooding my patio with light and heat.

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