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So flattered by this piece from fellow Colorado artist @brettcolonell 
An inspiration, Brett has fascinated me with his
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So flattered by this piece from fellow Colorado artist @brettcolonell An inspiration, Brett has fascinated me with his work. His life and art are a beautiful reminder to me that anything is possible if you have the passion to pursue your dreams. #thankyou#quadriplegicstrong#quadriplegicartist#artistsupportartists#disablednotunable#inspiration#passion#goals#pursueyourpassion#arvadaartist#denverartist#badlands

So flattered by this piece from fellow Colorado artist @brettcolonell 
An inspiration, Brett has fascinated me with his
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So flattered by this piece from fellow Colorado artist @brettcolonell An inspiration, Brett has fascinated me with his work. His life and art are a beautiful reminder to me that anything is possible if you have the passion to pursue your dreams. #thankyou#quadriplegicstrong#quadriplegicartist#artistsupportartists#disablednotunable#inspiration#passion#goals#pursueyourpassion#arvadaartist#denverartist#badlands

The most accessible and accommodating place I have ever been!
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We conquered the Chattanooga Aquarium yesterday. Rides a
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The most accessible and accommodating place I have ever been! . We conquered the Chattanooga Aquarium yesterday. Rides available to and from parking, automatic doors, wheelchairs available on site, SENSORY KITS including headphones available, no staff tried to interact with my SD, you go top to bottom of the buildings and it was ramps all the way down with rails, any revolving doors had an alternative door for wheelchairs next to it, and any escalators had extra wide elevators next to them as well. . There were signs on the walls of where suggested headphone use would be, or where quiet areas were. There were benches everywhere to use, and the design keeps you from getting crowded anywhere as you view the exhibits. . Even the food trucks outside had a lower window area with a wheelchair sign to show where the "press for assistance" buttons were on them! . The aquarium itself was also enormous and gorgeous. My kids had the time of their lives, and my mom and I got to take our time with our walker and wheelchair. I have not had a hassle-free NORMAL feeling family outing in a long time. I 100% recommend going if you ever get the chance, and we will definitely go again. . Check out how my SD handled it! @aslan.caitlin. #aquarium#chattanooga#tennessee#chronicillness#chronicpain#invisibleillness#invisibledisability#parttimewheelchairuser#spoonie#accessible#accesssibilty#disablednotunable#familyouting#servicedog#mobilityaid#sensoryoverload#lifewithfibro#spooniesisterhood#spooniesister#greatmemories#fibromyalgia#fibro#anxiety#wedidit

Posting my favorite piece 🍄 on my favorite day ! Looking forward to a indulging and relaxing day. #sicklitandhappy #ston
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Posting my favorite piece 🍄 on my favorite day ! Looking forward to a indulging and relaxing day. #sicklitandhappy#stonergirls#mmp#medicalmarijuana#disabled#hidradenitissuppurativa#autoimmunedisease#disablednotunable

My weekend plans summed up. Happy Saturday everyone hope everyone is having a great day. @martianmunchies #cannabiscommu
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My weekend plans summed up. Happy Saturday everyone hope everyone is having a great day. @martianmunchies#cannabiscommunity#mmp#chronicillness#happystoner#disabled#disablednotunable

I hated that other pill container I got (see a few posts back) so I got a NEW new container. AND. IT'S. GIANT! But every
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I hated that other pill container I got (see a few posts back) so I got a NEW new container. AND. IT'S. GIANT! But everything (including my vitamins which aren't small) fits with room to spare, so I'll keep it! This picture doesn't even do it justice. It's at least a foot long and 2 inches tall. It's crazy! #beatchronicillness#curesforeveyone#disablednotunable#thisischronicillness#disabledbuttrying#degenerativediscdisease#disabled#fightingchronicillness#chronicillnesswarrior#cpap#sleepapnea#autoimmunedisease#undiagnosed#gastroperisis#psoriasis#staystrong#forearmcrutches#crutches#assistivedevice#chronicallyill#chronicillness#chronicfatigue#spoonie#lowonspoons#disability#invisibledisease#invisibleillness#disabilityawareness#mentalhealthawareness#ourpainlife

🇬🇧 Going with mom to work best part: the dining room! 🍲
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🇵🇹 A melhor parte de ir com a mãe para o trabalho é.... o refe
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🇬🇧 Going with mom to work best part: the dining room! 🍲 . 🇵🇹 A melhor parte de ir com a mãe para o trabalho é.... o refeitório! 🍲 . #dogsofinstagram#dogsofinstaworld#instadog#wheelchairdog#cutedog#impossibleisnothing#disablednotunable#handicapablepets#handicapabledog@thedogchannel_

Big day at the doctors. My tennis elbow has really been bothering me so they gave me this brace and also diclofenac gel.
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Big day at the doctors. My tennis elbow has really been bothering me so they gave me this brace and also diclofenac gel. (He wanted to avoid having me take yet another pill.) I also got my lab work done again. The Dr called today to say my liver enzymes are back to the "normal" range (but the high end of normal) and my ammonia levels are going down but are still quite high. I see the specialist next week, but for now apparently the daily lactulose does are working. Here's to hoping my elbow feels better (it's hard when your dominant arm is hurting all the time) and that my cirrhosis doesn't get worse (for obvious reasons) . #beatchronicillness#curesforeveyone#disablednotunable#thisischronicillness#disabledbuttrying#degenerativediscdisease#disabled#fightingchronicillness#chronicillnesswarrior#cpap#sleepapnea#autoimmunedisease#undiagnosed#gastroperisis#psoriasis#staystrong#forearmcrutches#crutches#assistivedevice#chronicallyill#chronicillness#chronicfatigue#spoonie#lowonspoons#disability#invisibledisease#invisibleillness#disabilityawareness#mentalhealthawareness#ourpainlife

I keep hearing about, and even meeting, doctors and physical therapists who tell their patients not to get a mobility ai
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I keep hearing about, and even meeting, doctors and physical therapists who tell their patients not to get a mobility aid. . The reasons they give can vary. You aren't ready/there yet, they don't actually help and you should focus on teaching your body to right itself again, getting one is like giving up and we don't want that, or even hinting at laziness or exaggeration. . They are mobility *aids.* Not "help you avoid ever moving again aids." I can dispel the notion they are for laziness, letting us give up, an exaggeration or anything else. 👇 . I have a wheelchair; because there have been plenty of days there was no possible way I was going to stay upright to bake dinner, make the walk through the parking lot for Trunk-Or-Treating for my kids, to the back of the store to get a handful of groceries with the amount of pain, weakness, and/or dizziness I was experiencing. I have a walker; for any trips I'll be doing a lot of standing or walking even if I'm feeling alright, because I have something to lean on as needed and can sit down anywhere on it when I feel faint. I have a shower chair and handle bar; for when I can only stagger to the bathroom and sit under falling water, and don't want someone to help me up and down. . There are also plenty of days I don't use them. But the assurance is there. . Telling someone they don't need their aids is DANGEROUS. You can make them doubt themself, make them push themself to try more. Then they could get hurt or end up in the hospital to recover from the strain they needlessly put on themself. . YOU know if you could benefit from an aid, not someone who isn't in your body. . #mobility#mobilityaid#improvinglife#walker#wheelchair#cane#parttimewheelchairuser#invisibleillness#invisibledisability#chronicillness#chronicpain#migraine#pots#hbp#fibro#fibromyalgia#spoonie#disablednotunable#savingspoons#mybodymychoice#selfcare

So today my legs kinda stopped working as i went up the stairs. Mama was right behind me so I didn’t fall... BUT... iron
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So today my legs kinda stopped working as i went up the stairs. Mama was right behind me so I didn’t fall... BUT... ironically she put her hand under my bum bum she got a surprise - butt juice! 🤮 I was squeezing my muscles so hard so I wouldn’t fall and in doing so well... i fixed the issue of my glands being too full. 😶 • • Some people see me and say I “only” have a mild case of #cerebellarhypoplasiaor they say it “isn’t that bad.” We’re sorry... is there a swimsuit component to this competition? Let me get my mankini. Why do people judge like that? Never think you know how it is for someone else. Mama did tons of physio at home with me... tap exercises to let my brain find my legs.. and it really helped me. BUT as my mobility improved, my intestinal issues started... so it just took circuits from one thing for another. I still have coordination issues, motor control problems. In this video i am focused on hanging onto my ball so my brain can’t use those circuits to move my legs like i want. I sometimes complain loudly bc i get mad but i am not in pain. I better get my mankini line waxed for that disability competition! 😂😂😂 • • #grumpybeaglesunited#ilovemybeagle#bestfriend#disabledandcute#disablednotunable#troopers2cute#troopergear#wobbledogstudio#wobbledgostudioDOTetsy#wobbly#thedodo

I'M EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE...because I know it's going to help a lot of people.

I couldn't resist giving the MOC a peek
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I'M EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE...because I know it's going to help a lot of people. I couldn't resist giving the MOC a peek at the Notes for this coming Thursday's MS Gym Podcast episode on Social Security Disability*. This interview offers insider tips for getting approved and what to expect during the process. If you don't want to miss it, subscribe on iTunes, Podbean or Stitcher. EPISODE NOTES: • The shocking percentage of initial claims denied • How being under 50 may work against you • How preparation can help you beat the backlog • If your claim is denied and you need to appeal • The application itself. Be prepared to ask for help. • Are you disabled enough to qualify? • What about my pride? • Workplace accommodation • What if I'm young or haven't worked very long? • SSD & SSI. What's the difference? • What does the Social Security Administration (SSA) consider "disabled"? • Do SSD laws vary per state? • Back pay. What is it, and will I receive it? • Can I work part-time and still receive disability benefits? • What if you decide to go back to work again and realize you can't handle it? • How do disability benefits affect your taxes? • One mistake that almost always guarantees denial! • Does the SSA continue to monitor your health status after you begin receiving benefits? • The #1tip for improving your odds of approval • Documentation. Documentation. Documentation. • The stigma surrounding social security disability • The two best ways to apply • The one way you shouldn't apply *Applies to US citizens only. @themsgym @mssociety#themsgym#mswarrior#mssucks#msfitness#msawareness#msfighter#mssupport#thisisms#livingwithms#ms#disabled#disability#disablednotunable#hsctforms#hsctwarrior#hsct@hsctwarriors@hsctwarriorspodcast@hsctstemcellthrivers@themsgympodcast#themsgympodcast#themsgym

We're bursting at the seams...in a good way!

Our podcast is quickly becoming the #1 go to resource in the Multiple Scle
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We're bursting at the seams...in a good way! Our podcast is quickly becoming the #1go to resource in the Multiple Sclerosis community. Our host, Brooke Slick does a phenomenal job getting interesting guests and providing listeners with the kind of content they want to listen to so they can live a better life with MS, a life by design NOT diagnosis! The MS Gym Podcast has seriously taken on a life of its own. It's for that reason, we've decided the podcast was totally worthy of its own Instagram account. One that makes it easier for listeners to quickly find new episodes as well as old. One where you can tag or hashtag us to show your support or follow along as the podcast evolves. In addition, we want to keep our regular Instagram account related to just MOVEMENT and MINDSET, while the podcast is more general and wider based topics related to MS. When you get a sec, give us a follow. We know you'll find an episode that's exactly what you need to hear, exactly when you need to hear it. Our newest episode features information on the ins and out of applying for Social Security Disability. There's always a direct link in our bio! Go on! Pop in the ear buds and give it a listen. 🎧 @themsgym @mssociety#themsgym#mswarrior#mssucks#msfitness#msawareness#msfighter#mssupport#thisisms#livingwithms#ms#disabled#disability#disablednotunable#hsctforms#hsctwarrior#hsct@hsctwarriors@hsctwarriorspodcast@hsctstemcellthrivers@themsgympodcast#themsgympodcast#themsgym

We're bursting at the seams...in a good way!

That's right. Back in May, when I was asked to be the host of The MS Gym P
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We're bursting at the seams...in a good way! That's right. Back in May, when I was asked to be the host of The MS Gym Podcast, we had no idea just how big the positive response was going to be. The increasing number of downloads and overall interest in the podcast continues to blow my mind on the daily! The MS Gym Podcast has seriously taken on a life of its own. It's for that reason, we've decided the podcast was totally worthy of its own Instagram account. One that makes it easier for listeners to quickly find new episodes as well as old. One where you can tag or hashtag us to show your support or follow along as the podcast evolves. When you get a sec, give us a follow. We know you'll find an episode that's exactly what you need to hear, exactly when you need to hear it. Our newest episode features information on the ins and out of applying for Social Security Disability. There's always a direct link in our bio! Go on! Pop in the ear buds and give it a listen. 🎧 @themsgym @mssociety#themsgym#mswarrior#mssucks#msfitness#msawareness#msfighter#mssupport#thisisms#livingwithms#ms#disabled#disability#disablednotunable#hsctforms#hsctwarrior#hsct@hsctwarriors@hsctwarriorspodcast@hsctstemcellthrivers@themsgympodcast#themsgympodcast#themsgym

I'm bursting at the seams...in a good way!

That's right. Back in May, when I was asked to be the host of The MS Gym Pod
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I'm bursting at the seams...in a good way! That's right. Back in May, when I was asked to be the host of The MS Gym Podcast, I had no idea just how big the positive response was going to be. The increasing number of downloads and overall interest in the podcast continues to blow my mind on the daily! The MS Gym Podcast has seriously taken on a life of its own. It's for that reason, we've decided the podcast was totally worthy of its own Instagram account. One that makes it easier for listeners to quickly find new episodes as well as old. One where you can tag or hashtag us to show your support or follow along as the podcast evolves. Of course, you'll always find a direct link to the MS Gym Podcast in my bio, but it's time to push this ever-growing bird out of the nest to fly solo. When you get a sec, head on over to @themsgympodcast and follow us. We know you'll find an episode that's exactly what you need to hear, exactly when you need to hear it. Our newest episode features information on the ins and out of applying for Social Security Disability. Go on! Pop in the ear buds and give it a listen. 🎧 @themsgym @mssociety#themsgym#mswarrior#mssucks#msfitness#msawareness#msfighter#mssupport#thisisms#livingwithms#ms#disabled#disability#disablednotunable#hsctforms#hsctwarrior#hsct@hsctwarriors@hsctwarriorspodcast@hsctstemcellthrivers@themsgympodcast#themsgympodcast Photocredit: @hedges.amy

WHEELCHAIR WEDNESDAY AT THE VIBE!

Again this week a 15% discount for all our rolling patrons all day (excluding alcohol
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WHEELCHAIR WEDNESDAY AT THE VIBE! Again this week a 15% discount for all our rolling patrons all day (excluding alcohol)! And don't leaf us alone...those babies are starting to fall and that means cooler temps and great Autumn weather to follow. The Vibe continues it's live jazz with crowd fave Fred on the Keyboards Friday at 6 pm and the ever popular Back Seat Drivers on Saturday at 6:30 pm. Something a bit different for Sunday Brunch with Vini Vola & Fiona Phyllis at 11:30 am with some soothing Sunday morning vibes. Dinner specials include Golden Sea Bass, a Fried Chicken Country Bowl and a Vegan Rainbow Bowl. Keep in mind Souper Bowl VI, our soup competition with some of the best restaurants in town offering their signature creations in our parking lot with live music on November 2nd, 12:30-4:30 pm. A $10 donation gets you a taste of everyone's soup and a full tummy. Keep The Vibe Alive! #positivevibes#wheelies#fun#foodies#disablednotunable#community#goodtimes#unangryhour#getyours

🇬🇧 I've never, ever, won anything besides my family, but finally the good guys from @purinaportugal recognized that I'm
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🇬🇧 I've never, ever, won anything besides my family, but finally the good guys from @purinaportugalrecognized that I'm a DIVA! 👑 . 🇵🇹 Nunca na vida ganhei nada além da minha família, mas finalmente o pessoal da @purinaportugalreconheceuque eu sou uma DIVA! 👑 . #cãodomêspurina#dogsofinstagram#dogsofinstaworld#instadog#wheelchairdog#cutedog#impossibleisnothing#disablednotunable#handicapablepets#handicapabledog@thedogchannel_

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"Kate, I see you've grown out of some darkness the last few years, just wondering if you're happy to return to some fitness shoots with us and share your story?" Katie replies... "erm, oh, can I do it voluntarily and promote it for disability fitness this time?" [ARGH SHOULD I DO IT?! 🙈] #entrepreneur#bosslady#womeninbusiness#womeninfilm#athlete#actress#fitnessmodel#veteran#model#ukfitfam#fitfam#fitness#motivation#gymlife#gym#boxing#musckes#musclewomen#disabilities#disablednotunable#badass#doingitanyways #traininsane

What excuse do you use? I know for sure being disabled is hard and sometimes we tend to give up but let’s kick those exc
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What excuse do you use? I know for sure being disabled is hard and sometimes we tend to give up but let’s kick those excuses and get out there. Show the world that disabled doesn’t mean unable or my most hated broken. #disablednotunable#notbroken#disablednotdefeated#disabledlife#nevergonnagiveyouup

Today’s #punchingparkinsons class with Landon, we focused on vocalization and projecting your voice. Studies show those
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Today’s #punchingparkinsonsclass with Landon, we focused on vocalization and projecting your voice. Studies show those with Parkinson’s will lose the ability to speak if they don’t use their ability to speak. This is a great way to stay ahead of the game!!! #ada#disabilityawareness#parkinsonsfitness#keepitinkeller@cityofkeller#disablednotunable

September is National Service Dog Month. This is the month dedicated to recognizing and celebrating service dogs for all
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September is National Service Dog Month. This is the month dedicated to recognizing and celebrating service dogs for all of the wonderful things they do every day for their handlers. ———————————————————————— September is used to raise awareness and show support for these dogs, but for service dog handlers, like myself, September is no different than any other month. That’s because we show our appreciation and our support for our dogs every single day. We raise awareness every day just by walking out of the house and going about our day with our dogs by our sides. Most of us take time all throughout the year to educate those who will listen and share our experiences with those who care. ——————————————————— While service dogs are working dogs and perform tasks for their disabled handlers, there is so much more to them than just being a working dog. They’re not just lifelines or medical equipment. They’re family, they’re friends, they are there for us when we need them. They give their handlers a level of independence they may have lost. They give us a better quality of life. They make the illnesses that afflict us easier to manage. But most importantly they give us unconditional love, while only asking for love in return for all that they do. And THAT is what September should be about; not just the work they do, but the love they give. ———————————————————— Dear Duke, you’ve given me back a quality of life that I was slowly losing and even though we’re still figuring out my health, you’ve made it so much easier to handle. And for that, thank you. I love ya Ducky ❤️ ——————————————————— #nationalservicedogmonth#assistancedog#servicedogsofinstagram#servicedogawareness#servicedog#medicalalertdog#mobilitydog#spoonie#chronicillness#workhardplayharder#chronicillnesswarrior#servicelabrador#servicemutt#sheltertohelper#keepgoing#dogsofinstagram#disablednotunable

🇬🇧 I love to take my fatty acid supplements 😳
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🇵🇹 Adoro tomar os meus suplementos de ácidos gordos 😳
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#dogsofinstagram
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🇬🇧 I love to take my fatty acid supplements 😳 . 🇵🇹 Adoro tomar os meus suplementos de ácidos gordos 😳 . #dogsofinstagram#dogsofinstaworld#instadog#wheelchairdog#cutedog#impossibleisnothing#cãodomêspurina#disablednotunable#gatoecãodoverão19#handicapablepets#handicapabledog@thedogchannel_