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I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (via zeldawilliams)

morglea:

aconnormanning:

"So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality"

Actual idol

…this is so relevant right now I’m on the verge of tears…

thecutestofthecute:

crowley-for-king:

flatsound:

i wanna feel how dogs feel when you let them go in a big field 

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Qué se siente tener fibromialgia?

Cuando me pongo a pensar en cómo explicar el dolor que se siente con la fibromialgia, pienso en esa sensación que tienen los músculos después de ir al gimnasio, o una clase de pilates, o natación, o cualquier ejercicio que cuando lo terminás, te sentís cansado y un poco dolorido por el esfuerzo recién hecho, y cuando llega la noche lo único que deseas es palmar en la cama hasta el día siguiente y descansar el lomo. Y viste ese dolor que sentís al día siguiente de haber hecho esa actividad? (los que ejerciten frecuentemente quizás ya no sienten eso), ese que te hace doler los músculos con tan sólo moverlos? Cuando caminar quizás incomoda un poco porque las piernas todavía duelen de cómo las trabajaste el día anterior, levantar cosas quizás es un poco molesto, pero no es nada que preocupe porque a medida que pasen los días, el dolor se va a ir yendo, y una vez más la noche de descanso va a ayudar a que el dolor vaya desapareciendo.

Bien, imaginate ahora que ese día que fuiste a hacer ejercicio, a la noche, por más cansado que estés, no lográs dormir profundamente, lo que lógicamente hace que al día siguiente no solamente te duelan los músculos, sino que te sientas además cansado a lo largo de todo el día. Esa noche llegás todavía más cansado y convencido de que esta vez sí vas a dormir y descansar, porque, cómo no? El cuerpo está agotado y ya no son solamente los músculos los que necesitan ese sueño reparador, también la cabeza. Pero una vez más, no lográs dormir como vos y tu cuerpo necesitan; el sueño no es profundo e incluso se hace más corto quizás. Te levantás al día siguiente una vez más muy cansado, ya con dos noches sin dormir bien podés empezar a sentir un poco de fatiga, pero además, mientras te levantás, empezás a notar que el dolor que tendría que haber disminuido en tu cuerpo por haber ejercitado, no disminuyó ni un poco, y la combinación ya se hace un poquito pesada de llevar. Tu rendimiento probablemente no es el mejor ese día, dependiendo en qué consista tu rutina por supuesto, pero más allá de las molestias, tenés que seguir; tenés un trabajo que hacer, o una familia que cuidar, o quizás simplemente tenés la oportunidad de dedicarte tiempo a vos mismo, pero como estás tan cansado y dolorido, no se te hace tan fácil, y lo más probable, es que sin darte cuenta, empieces a estresarte por la situación.

Seguimos; una noche más llega y pensás “Hoy definitivamente duermo como un tronco, no doy más”, pero no, una noche más llega y el descanso que deberías sentir no está, al contrario, ahora venís acumulando cansancio, y qué mala suerte; te levantás y te sigue doliendo todo como si nunca te hubieras acostado desde que ejercitaste! Seguramente no tenés ganas de moverte de la cama y querés quedarte ahí hasta que te logres sentir descansado, pero no podés, tenés que levantarte y seguir cuidando de ese trabajo, de esa familia, de tus responsabilidades, de lo que sea que te mantiene ocupado diariamente. Pero ahora eso empieza a hacerse complicado, porque las noches empezaron a traer insomnio, y el rendimiento de tu cabeza empieza a disminuir; no podés pensar claramente del agotamiento, como si tuvieras neblina en la cabeza, y el cansancio y dolor físico empiezan a hacer que te cueste sentarte erguido, y  más que seguro, tu humor empieza a verse afectado y a cambiar por la combinación de falta de descanso, dolor y el estrés que empieza a incrementarse. Y como si todo eso no fuera suficiente, los días te empiezan a traer otro tipos de molestias; el cuerpo se empieza a poner rígido, aparecen migrañas, quizás mareos, molestias estomacales… la lista de síntomas que se pueden empezar a sentir es más que larga.

Imaginá pasar por todo eso una, y otra, y otra vez todos los días de tu vida… cómo te ves? Diría que bastante jodido, pero no termina ahí. De repente te das cuenta de que ese dolor nada tiene que ver con que te hayas ejercitado previamente, o que hayas hecho un esfuerzo por demás; empezás a pensar que tiene que haber algo que está fallando en tu cuerpo, entonces vas al médico. Pero el médico te hace exámenes, placas, todo un sinfín de estudios para terminar diciéndote que no tenés nada, y que lo tenés todo en la cabeza, pero vos sabés que no es así -salvo que tengas la suerte de cruzarte con uno que tenga una mínima idea de lo que es la fibromialgia y asocie tus dolencias con eso y pueda ponerte en el camino correcto, y no mandarte a psicólogos y psiquiatras que lo que van a querer hacer para tratar tus dolencias, es enchufarte psicofármacos que a la larga dañan todavía más a tu cuerpo - Frustrante, no?

Pudiste imaginarlo? Pudiste ponerte en la situación? Si la respuesta es sí, entonces pudiste empezar a entender un poquito lo que es el día a día de una persona con fibromialgia.
Pero la historia no termina acá, porque si bien es muy difícil, no es imposible aprender a convivir con estos malestares, y ser vos el que lleve el control de la condición, no los dolores; ser vos el que escriba el resto de la historia y no la fibromialgia C: 

What is like to have fibromyalgia?

Whenever I start thinking about how to explain the pain you feel with fibromyalgia, I think about that feeling you have in your muscles after going to the gym, or a pilates class, or swimming lessons, or whichever exercise that once you’re done with it, you feel tired and a bit sore because of the work you just did, and when the night comes, the only thing you’re looking forward to is to lie on your bed until the next day and rest the body. And you know about that pain you feel the very next day after having exercised? (people who do it often may no longer have that feeling), that pain that makes your muscles ache with just moving them? When walking might bother a bit because your legs still hurt because of how you worked them the previous day, or picking up things becomes a bit annoying, but it’s nothing to worry about, because as the days go by, the pain will start to go away, and another good night’s sleep will help to make the pain disappear.

Good; imagine now that that day you worked out, once the night comes, as tired as you are, you don’t manage to sleep properly, which logically in turn, will have you the next day not only with sore muscles, but also will make you feel tired throughout the whole day. That night, you make it even more tired and sore, and convinced that this time you are going to sleep and rest properly, because, how not to? Your body is exhausted and now, it’s not only the muscles that need to get that repairing sleep, your mind needs it as well. But once more, you don’t manage to sleep as both you and your body need; the sleep is not deep and might even get shorter as well.
You wake up the next day once again feeling extremely tired; with two nights in a row of poor sleep you might start feeling a bit of fatigue, but also, as you start getting up, you notice that the pain in your body  for having exercised that should have decreased already, it didn’t one bit, and the combination becomes a little heavy burden to carry around. Your performance might not be the best that day, of course depending on what your daily routine consists of, but in spite of the discomfort, you have to keep on going; you have a job to do, a family to take care of, or maybe you have the chance of dedicating time to yourself, but since you’re so tired and sore, it’s not such an easy thing to do, and most likely and without realizing it, you’ll start to get stressed over the situation.

Let’s keep on going; another night comes and you think “I’m definitely going to sleep like a log tonight, I’m exhausted”, but nope, another night comes and that feeling you should have of having had rest, it’s not there, on the contrary, now you’re accumulating exhaustion, and curse your bad luck; you get up and you’re still in pain all over your body, just as if you had never rested ever since you worked out! Surely you won’t feel like getting out of bed, and you’ll want to stay in it until you finally feel rested, but you can’t; you have to get up and keep on taking care of that job, of that family, of your responsibilities, of whatever it is that keeps you busy every day. But all of that now becomes much more difficult, because the nights began to slowly bring insomnia, and your mind’s performance begins to diminish; you can’t think clearly because of the exhaustion, as if you had fog in your head, and the weariness and physical pain are making it hard for you to even sit straight, and most surely, your mood starts to get affected and changing because of the combination of lack of rest, pain and stress that begins to grow further. And as if that weren’t enough, the days begin to bring other kind of discomfort; the body starts to get rigid, migraines show up, maybe dizziness, stomach ache… the list of symptoms that can appear is more than long.

Imagine going through all of that over and over again for the rest of your life… how do you see yourself? Pretty fucked up I’d say, but it doesn’t end there. You suddenly realize that the pain you’ve been having has nothing to do with the fact that you’ve been previously exercising, or making too big of an effort; you start thinking that there must be something wrong with your body, so you go to the doctor. But the doctor runs all kinds of tests, to end up telling you that you don’t have a thing, and that it’s all in your head, but you know it’s not like that - unless you’re lucky enough to run across a doctor that has a bit of a notion of what fibromyalgia is, and is able to associate you grievances to the condition, putting you in the right track, instead of sending you to psychologists and psychiatrists that will want to hook you up with psychotropic drugs that will only harm your body even more in the long run - Frustrating, isn’t it?

Were you able to picture it? Were you able to put yourself in the situation? If your answer is yes, then you were able to begin to understand a little bit what’s the daily basis of a person with fibromyalgia like.
But the story doesn’t end here, because even though it is very hard, it’s not impossible to learn how to get along with all of these issues, and be YOU the one who takes control over the condition and not the other way around; be YOU who writes the rest of the story and not the fibromyalgia C:

Do you recognize that face? If the answer is yes and you can name him, I’ll be the happiest woman on Earth…

Do you recognize that face? If the answer is yes and you can name him, I’ll be the happiest woman on Earth…

ethically-wrong:

mmmmbeefy96:

grandhowler:

Dude

holy shit. 

this is on a whole new level of patience

This is natural art.

Holy… * __ *

kiramizuno:

PERFECT!

So, where do I sign to get Link? e u e

Commission for ryuu-atrineas.deviantart.com Colors will follow! ^^

Commission for ryuu-atrineas.deviantart.com Colors will follow! ^^

deviantart:

It’s important to be confident as an artist. SOLAR-CiTRUS shares what she has learned along the way to becoming more confident

solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!