Pictures ~ February to May 2019

 

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Thank You Helen! :)

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Another Birthday

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A HUGE THANK YOU to Wendy from WordPress, ‘Picnic with Ants’ for generously and kindly contributing towards my needed breast reduction. I cannot express in words how grateful and touched I am.

Picnic with Ants https://picnicwithants.com/

My blog, Oscar Dandelion Books https://oscardandelion.wordpress.com/

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My Fave Positive Growth YouTubers

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Vivian McGrath

This lady is warm, down-to-earth and inspiring. She speaks from experience in issues relating to domestic abuse, personal growth and feeling good about yourself.

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Lisa A. Romano Breakthrough Life Coach Inc.

“Lisa A. Romano is a Certified Life Coach and bestselling author who specializes in codependency, narcissistic abuse, the law of attraction, and mindfulness”. She is kind and very insightful. I’ve watched many of her videos.

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Family Tree Brand Life Coaches

Husband and wife (therapist?) team with guest speakers. Main discussions are on the understanding and recovery of narcissistic and (extreme) BPD abuse. Again, likeable, warm people speaking and sharing from their own backgrounds, giving hope to survivors.

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Dr Judy WTF

“Those that don’t heal from their past or doomed to repeat it. Our childhood wounds create a discourse to close psychological files. We therefore tend to pick people who replicate abuse patterns. We play them out in an attempt to get closure with our past, instead we keep attracting our hurters and devolve into chaos, defense, and breakdowns. Instead of playing this WTF game, it is better to heal our wounds though therapy. Psychologist Dr. Judy Rosenberg is founder of the Psychological Healing Center and the Be The Cause Mind Map System to help β€œHeal Human Disconnect,” the cause of most psychopathology.” I really like the live shows with people calling in about their problems. She has a unique way of treating her patients – with the Be The Cause Mind Map System – Which enables healthy change to then go forwards.

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Soothing Relaxation

“Relaxing music with soft rain sounds that can be described as relaxing piano music, sleep music, peaceful music and romantic music. Instrumental music (“You & Me”) composed by Peder B. Helland for Soothing Relaxation.”


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Note: I have not been paid to promote these YouTube channels.
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Help fund my needed breast reduction

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https://www.gofundme.com/breast-reduction-for-disabled-woman

I cannot get my breasts reduced by surgery on the NHS (National Health Service in the UK) for free. Somehow (I’m unable to work though I have really tried), I have to find the money for this much needed operation. Breast reduction is not necessarily a ‘cosmetic procedure’. In my case it will relieve me of some pain. My lower spine is already suffering as shown in an MRI from last year. Reduction will significantly reduce the pain and stress levels on my injured hip.

I understand if you cannot afford anything. There are a lot of chronically ill people. But if you’re able to afford something small/what you can it is much, much appreciated. And, please forward on this post.

I am sincere and need this help. Thank you.

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ELEVEN YEARS later… (health update)

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ELEVEN YEARS later I finally get the MRI of my damaged hip. Two months after the MRI I got my results – photographs above and below of them. So to all those people – including some family, neighbours, ‘doctors’, Blue Badge A-holes and sadistic types working for the government who stop ill people’s welfare money this is your proof. Of course I knew it – was something significant – all along. Only the doctors didn’t believe me.

10 months of ‘walking’ around with a partially dislocated hip. No X-rays, no MRIs at the very beginning that would have saved me from chronic pain and physical disability. Evolving into a ‘double injury’ – first, the initial physical trauma and then, second, the soft tissues and nerves becoming more damaged through the neglect of the appropriate treatment.

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They robbed me of 11 years of my life – I don’t know if after being seen and treated by the orthopaedic clinic will better my situation? Lesson the pain, repair the damage, stop me being crippled? Enable me to study and work and lead a richer life? I very much hope so. (I cannot say they will because after how I’ve been poorly treated, that much faith in our healthcare system which I’d had, is now killed).

I was so hard on myself. Because they told me I’d be walking again. Properly walking not this zombie gait that, like a clockwork toy gets slower and slower until I can’t move. I kept telling them about the intense pain and they didn’t acknowledge it – one doctor likened my pain to a scalpel-cut on his thumb; one doctor told me my hip pain wasn’t hip pain because it was in the wrong place; the council refused to renew my Blue Badge because my pain wasn’t severe enough; twice the pain clinic with different specialists refused me the better and appropriate pain meds…

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I made myself go through a 3-month long business school course, got myself a Jack Russell terrier to walk, made business plans with my fiance and we bought a fast food burger van, and I took a hygiene certificate course – all this during the time of the dislocated hip; before a private physiotherapist (orthopaedic) correctly diagnosed and reduced or put my hip back into place. Ever since, over the years, my hip has been repeatedly dislocating. Then, the three attempts at higher education. I failed at beginning the business by myself when my fiance had to return to Canada (to await his Greek passport to be able to live and work as a member of the EU in the UK; those Greeks took SIX YEARS getting his paperwork in order) and I failed at further education only because of the severe pain. Whereas I’d often worked for myself before and had completed other courses.

Although I have undesired red marrow and a labral tear I am greatly relieved NOT to have dying bones. That’s very scary. I don’t have avascular necrosis.

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I saw the nicest doctor yesterday who patiently explained what he was able to with his GP training. I haven’t seen him before, I think he’s an Indian gentleman. He was annoyed at the other GPs not saying they needed an up-to-date blood test from me and for giving me the wrong advice regarding my asthma inhaler. He listened to me. He didn’t get angry when I mentioned meeting two other people on the internet with similar hip problems and the discussions we’d had. He said my thyroid needs looking into when I told him I was treated for hypothyroidism in Germany and that my mum has it. I said I’d been refused thyroxine here and I look like I eat cakes all day (I really don’t πŸ˜‰ ). He gave me some ‘homework’, in his words, lol, to look up on the internet – myxoedema. And that I can call him to discuss anything I don’t understand in my MRI results. I booked a blood test for next week and got a prescription for three inhalers, including a new ‘pink’ one but when we got home we realised the dispensary service at the doctors forgot my ‘brown’ (long-term) one!

The Dr asked me whether I wanted a referral to the orthopaedic clinic – I said yes, I would – and he wrote them an email in front of me. He had most of it written already before I entered the consulting room. It is likely I will be having surgery in the spring or summer. I am both dreading and eagerly anticipating it. I hope John will take good care of my dogs. He said last night he’d get buses for the long journey (1 hr journey one-way) every day to see me. I said maybe he could smuggle in one of the dogs… πŸ˜‰

The Dr said we’d investigate my breathing difficulties with the respiratory clinic later. Apparently, there are several tests. Maybe by then, as well as having a newly repaired hip I’ll also have my thyroxine?

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~ Wishing everyone a HAPPY 2019!!! ~

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