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Welcome to Indisposed and Undiagnosed;
a blog that follows a young woman on her journey through Chronic Illness.

If you are a fellow sufferer:
please tag ‘chronic illness‘ and ‘invisible illness‘ in your own posts to assist in promoting awareness, support, and to help us connect with one another.

Note:
I am not trained in ANY medical-related profession.
You should ALWAYS seek advice from a medical practitioner!
These entries are solely to spread awareness and to help myself (and others) cope in dealing with the uncertainty and loneliness that illnesses bring.

 

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      1. Thanks Very Much! Do you read horoscopes? I have never followed mine before and I’m experimenting by following it for 1 Yr. I collect any reading to be found on my daily outings and comment if I feel it is relevant or way off in left field 🙂

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  1. This is interesting, I just checked out your blog after you lied my last post and I noticed you end your posts with you are not alone. I too like to end all my posts saying you are not alone and you are loved. From just browsing over a few of your posts I can tell you have a distinct voice and are just the kind of person who can lead the charge when it comes to advocating the voiceless for things people have been quiet about for far too long. Your work has meaning, and it’s inspiring to see others doing such great work. My blog I run is called “Dear Hope”, and it revolves around mental illness with a sense of community and sharing. I’d like to invite you to check it out. I also run a series that is just starting called “Coping” where people share and tell their individual stories about mental health. I feel like you would be a great fit. Regardless, you got a follow from me. Hope to collab in the future. You are not alone.

    wemustbebroken.wordpress.com

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    1. Wow, thank you.
      That means a lot to me – and to know that we share close similarities. I’d love to chat more about the series. I just want to help people in any way that I can.
      I am so exhausted from writing/being ill today but I will definitely check it all out tomorrow…
      I will follow in return, as I already enjoy reading your work haha.
      You, are not alone either.

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  2. I remember being 22 and feeling the same way. I’m 26 now and I’ve learned to cope with a lot of things. It doesn’t go away, but it can be dealt with better. Good job on this first step ❤

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  3. Hello. I’m a new follower. Thank you for your help. I’m writing this from bed. With crippling anxiety and depression. Since giving birth to my son 3 years ago. I fear I’ll never be better. I am dwindling away. Can barely eat or function. I’m taking my meds but nothing seems to help. I appreciate your blog so much. You give me hope. Warm hugs and love, Cristina

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    1. Hello (:
      Thank you for reading.
      I am so sorry to hear that you are going through this.
      I hope that by reading this, you realise that you aren’t alone in your battle.
      You have a beautiful three year old! Be appreciative for every moment you get with him. I miss my job (working with little ones). They gave me the positivity I needed to get through my day. They are so innocent and creative. If you ever need someone to talk to – you know where to find me. I’m happy to help in any way that I can xx

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    1. Just leave them. They will fall off on their own. Don’t scratch or you’ll have scarring. Someone recommended aloe vera gel but I never tried out Xx hang in there. Shingles are a nightmare. Well they were my nightmare

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      1. Thanks. The weird (but good) thing is that they were never painful, just really itchy at first. The doctor wasn’t even positive that’s what they were, but he seemed pretty sure. Thanks for the advice! If you ever need to talk, let me know!

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  4. God needs you to keep telling your story. Keep being brave, Cass. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Keep being Perfectly Broken. Don’t give up. I have a dear friend who lives her daily life much like you….I will remember you both in my prayers.
    Blessings to you.

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  5. Welcome to our blogger community, I can’t wait to read your posts! I totally understand you, I also have undiagnosed illness, so I know how hard is that.

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  6. It is really tough to have a chronic and invisible illness but the blogging community helps me to feel I am not alone as well. I think it is great what you are doing. I will try to talk about it in my blog as well.

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  7. lupus sucks man. so do all other stupid things, visible and invisible.
    blogs help though.
    thanks for your likes, it makes me happy that someone reads my writing 🙂

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  8. You are a beautiful and very strong woman. you inspire a lot of people that’s why I’m nominating you for “real neat blog” award. I was nominated for the award by Trish (http://10yearsasinglemom.com/)

    https://anujalipsa.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/real-neat-blog-award/#comment-12

    Now, I ask you a few questions:

    1.What has been a special moment for you in 2014?
    2. Anything you wished to have learned earlier?
    3. What’s your favorite beverage to drink while reading a book?
    4. Where is your favorite vacation destination?
    5. How has blogging helped you?

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  9. Cass, due to chronic illness and lack of judgement on my part I most likely leapt over a boundary on my last post to you. I am enormously sorry if I indeed did so. I mean no harm and am hugely benign. May your day be a good one. Leo

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  10. hey lovely. thanks for checking out thefirst2hours. i am glad you did so that it directed me to your website. i personally know nothing about this “invisible illness” but reading some of your posts has inspired me to look into it more. i am sorry for your struggle, but taking your experience public is so brave and it looks like you are helping many. congrats for being a strong woman and leader!

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  11. funny thing, I started blogging to be part of the writer’s community but then i forgot why i wanted to blog…my blog turned into my platform to just write my feelings and emotions…today its like my personal place where i talk my heart out to people i dont know,…but it feels good to be able to talk…

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      1. im not much aware of struggle people go through because of undiagnosed illness… but i do know what it feels to be in pain emotionally when things are out of our control…just want to say keep writing and dont worry what people will think… like you said it helps and its free…couldn’t agree with you more..writing helps me way more than i realise…. 🙂

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      1. Thank you, I’m so glad you like it! Cooking and baking is quite therapeutic actually. It has flipped coeliac disease into something rewarding for me 🙂 Your blog is wonderful, and such an inspiration!!

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      2. Oh that is a huge compliment coming from you! As is yours! I have to eat glutenfree fue to my stomach being nonnegotiable at the moment (it’s obviously easier to digest). You make cooking seem easy and not a burden! I am now a loyal follower!

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  12. Hey Cass iv just read your opening page your in the right place to feel part of us small special people. Im 34 iv had a really bad health anxiety for the last 7 years its been a living hell. Just recently iv been feeling a little better but feel free to have a read through my blog its very honest!! welcome 🙂

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  13. Hi Cassie,
    I just saw your photo and you look like an adult version of my daughter. She also has long dark hair and has been running around wearing a dark of black spec frames I found at the op shop (they were from Paris and I thought I’d get a second pair made up). You are both very pretty. There are plenty of photos of her on my blog. I hope we can nut this thing out and help you both feel more comfortable and healthy. xx Rowena

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  14. your writing is beautiful, keep it up! Hopefully you can get some help with the health issues, it sure can be frustrating. I went through similar issues a few years back, now in a much better and healthier place!

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  15. So Cass, I haven’t seen anything posted from you in a couple of days. I am anxious to know how you are doing, and how you are being treated. I wish you only the best and answers to ‘the’ questions that you have put forth to your Dr. I’ll watch and wait until I get to see your next post or comment. Leo ☺

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    1. I am still here, and exhausted due to the amount of testing I’m having done and new medications being trialled. I Have not found many answers, but my doctor is still determined. I will be sure to write a big post when I am out of here xx

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      1. Hang in there Cass. I know that being sick and in the hospital is not a great thing. But being in the hospital with a doctor’s attention will get results quicker than seeing Dr once in a while. It is easier for them to put you off once you are at home. Stay strong, don’t accept less than what you know that you need. Here for you, Leo

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  16. Hi and thank you for the follow it is always great to receive one. I am so sorry to hear that you are I’ll. I do hope your situation will improve soon. I look forward to reading your blog.xxxx

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  17. Thanks for checking out my blog.

    My chronic illness started when I was 17, and the best things the succession of 7 docs over the next 14 years did were 1) misdiagnose me 2) tell me the pain was all in my head and 3) not start me on narcotics. The right treatment as of 1967 would have killed me by now. As it is they taught me to live with the pain.

    I started blogging in 2010. My wife and I came out of the movie Julie and Julia. I figured if someone could just cook 365 recipes and come down with a book and a movie, I could do a lot better than that. I have continued to blog because it helps me be in the moment; essentially as the day wears on I am writing in my head. When I sit down at night I have to whittle things down to 500 words. But, yeah, I’m always looking for the bloggable moment.

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  18. Great “Tude” and smile. I use smile therapy…Everytime I go past a mirror I stop and give myself a great smile… early in my discovering I broke a lot of mirrors… now they don’t dare.. SMILE!

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  19. Hey Cass I wrote a short story for you which you are in a fictional vampire story. I thought it would be something nice to do for you and make you feel better. I write stories for a lot of my friends who have mental illness when they have bad days and it makes them feel better. If you don’t want to be in the story or don’t like it I can trash it but know I meant well. I hope you enjoy the story and feel better. The story is posted on my wordpress http://www.curleymania.wordpress.com its called ‘Horror Of Cass’ my newest blog hope you like it! Take care!

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      1. Your welcome I will continue to write you more. I am always writing and I love it. If it makes you feel good and distracts you. I will do that I love writing for nice kind girls like you.

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      1. Your welcome I finished another story for you. You and my good friend Marta Manning are in it. This is my second story of the day I write stories so fast and it is so much fun. I can do up to 6 in a day. It helps reduce my stress and is my best coping skill. I am having a great day watching basketball and writing. Your new story is called ‘Cass and Marta’. I hope you like it!

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    1. That’s okay. It was well deserved. I can’t get that last paragraph out of my head! It’s unbelievably truthful. Opening up our entire being and having to dissect it and repiece it… very, very well written paragraph!

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      1. I think I perhaps dissect to much much, and there are days when I’m grabbing at thin air and it’s exhausting. I have already rebuilt, but didn’t factor in my last hurdle, so I begin again:)

        Thank you for your feedback.

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  20. It is so refreshing to see blogs out there trying to make a difference. I’m glad you liked my post so that I could be introduced to your blog. Keep up the good work love!!

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  21. Hi, thank you for the like on my post. It meant a lot to me as someone just starting out. I’ve read some of your writing and it’s really good.

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  22. Hi, i just wanted to say that i have enjoyed reading your entries and thank you baring yourself and sharing. I get the feeling as i read you that there is so much wanting to come out, to be heard, to be celebrated. I look forward tho reading more…btw, thank you for liking my post s well.

    Sincerely, Tracy

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  23. Thank you for the like on my first post. I’ve never done anything like this before , but one of my friends also suggested that I try writing things out since I have a hard time communicating my thoughts otherwise.

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      1. Hi Cass, this is fall season there isn’t it? How cold does it get in fall and Winter? We’re coming up on our hot and humid time of year here. Just here to say “Hi”! 😁

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      2. I was worried about you Cass. I have been down my ‘dark road’ as I call it. Maybe even a couple of times. A friend of mine used to joke that “everything is darkest right before it goes completely black” I don’t know what that means… Lol. I do know that dieing would have kept me from doing and experiencing many things, even through the pain of depression and now, of physical pain. Our bodies have a way of umm.. Ignoring part of our pain at a time. It doesn’t necessarily go way but does diminish with time. You are not small, you are strong and you are NOT alone. Xx Leo

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  24. Thanks for following! I feel like such a noob at this blogging thing, your like/follow means a lot to me ❤ And, I love your blog. I've been having a lot of 'bad days' recently and I find a lot of your work to be very relatable and uplifting 🙂 Keep writing, you're awesome ❤

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