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britt

@britt@mstdn.games

Instance Admin for mstdn.games.

I’m loud about what I love! ✦ #Autistic / #ADHD ✦ Wife to @craftykraken 🏳️‍🌈 in #Canada ✦ Mental Health, #Disability & Neurodiversity Advocate. ✦ #Hockey fan ✦ Crazy Cat Lady ✦ She/Her

University student! Studying Psychology and Philosophy.

Now playing: #VR games, #Cyberpunk2077, and #BaldursGate3. I also love finding new indies. Suggestions are welcome!

I have #LongCovid and #Autoimmune disease - my time and energy are limited. Please be kind. 💜

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britt, to random
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One of my favourite creators replied to a comment on their YouTube video - my life is now complete. Thank you for joining me on this journey 😆

britt, to random
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Outlook is actually a formidable e-mail client. It's not that bad...

I say this because I'm actually using it for the first time in a decade for school related stuff.

britt,
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@EighthLayer yeah that’s a big solid nope. Nah. Nope McNope lol

britt, to edmonton
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My morning allergies in this city… holy moley. How do folks do it?! #YEG

britt,
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@WagesOf 😆😆😆 maybe I shouldn’t sleep with my windows open at night. But but but I love the cold air lol

britt,
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@vga256 haha, oh my. I’ve always had allergies but - dang - I’m having a time lately.

I usually take Claritin but it’s not touching it, maybe I’ll switch over to another option. Thx for sharing what works for you!

britt,
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@vga256 haha! That visual reminds me of when I lived in Georgia growing up… everything was painted yellow will pine tree pollen for at least a couple months every year. When it would rain, the drains would just be yellow. Good times.

I’ll talk to my doctor and see if we can change up my allergy routine. Ty for the help!

britt, to medical
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I’ve officially been prescribed biologics.

Phew. I didn’t realized how hard that would hit… I have to keep reminding myself that “the normal average level of pain is zero, not 6-7.”

Now to wait for provincial funding, update some vaccines, and to jump through lots of hoops.

#Medical #ChronicIllness #RheumatoidArthritis

britt,
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@annyr 💜 thank you. Sometimes I worry about being too candid, but I’m really trying to share the human side of walking through the world with chronic illness. More visibility is needed and if I can offer some of my energy to help others feel seen, it’s worth everything. ☀️

britt, to random
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3 years ago today I cut my hair short. I haven’t regretted it since. ☺️💕☀️

britt, to random
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Audible's new dramatization of George Orwell's 1984 is outstanding.

Just, wow.

It features Andrew Garfield, Cynthia Ervio, Tom Hardy, and Andrew Scott.

britt,
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@lukem definitely listen! It’s an adaptation, so not word for word 1984, but it’s done incredibly well.

britt, to ADHD
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For the next 2 weeks, like a proper human, I will be planning the next 4 months of my studies week by week, assignment by assignment.

And… the part of myself will be trying to take a wrecking ball to all of those plans. 😆

Please send me blessings. LOL

britt,
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@GamingWolf the forever mental tug-of-war game! Yay. 🐺 🐺

britt,
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@lissanna most definitely!!

britt,
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@critter_in_flux ha! Perfect quote… I might write that on a post-it note ;)

britt, to random
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Finally. The Arizona Coyotes saga is going to end.

That went on for far too long. I’m happy that the players will at least have some stability moving forward.

Here’s to the NHL in Utah!

britt, to random
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I have a life announcement! 📣

I’m going back to University! ( At 37! )

The program is self paced, online and all of my accessibility accommodations have been approved!

I’m excited to be able to take asynchronous courses in a supportive environment.

Day 1 is May 1st!
I’m studying Psychology & Philosophy.

I plan to attend Graduate School afterwards and become a Registered Psychologist in Alberta so I can do Autism assessments (and more), and provide a safe place for folks. 🏳️‍🌈

britt,
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@vga256 you’re immensely kind - thank you!!! ☺️

britt, (edited ) to disability
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Woke up to a request from my long term disability company to fill out an incredibly invasive questionnaire and basically sign over my rights to personal privacy.

Canada needs to look at the overreach of these companies. They prey on the disabled.

I’ve been receiving benefits for 3+ years and I think this is my last straw. I’m not filling that out. I’ll lose half my monthly income.

I guess I’ll need help filling the gaps somehow… ugh.

(A thread)

britt,
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@msquebanh I'm really sorry this happened to you too. It shouldn't ever be allowed.

britt,
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#disability #medical

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Here are some of the questions they asked me to answer to continue receiving the LTD funds I've received for 3.5 YEARS.

  1. Do you travel? Drive? when?
  2. Have you engaged in any volunteering, in person or online?
  3. What does your spouse do for a living?
  4. What are you able to do every day?
  5. What are your activities on your electronic devices?
  6. how much time do you spend on your devices a day?
  7. list social activities you've attended.

COME ON. Yeah, no.

britt,
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I'm sharing this because it's crucial for people to understand the harsh realities faced by individuals with disabilities. The process of getting and keeping benefits and achieving stability is incredibly challenging and often stigmatized. Even those of us who have managed to obtain benefits find them woefully insufficient.

#disability #medical

britt,
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@beardedtechguy ughhhh, I hate that for you so much. The system is more broken than we all are combined, methinks.

britt,
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@stitchedpixels 100%. I know what they're trying to do and I'm just not going to play their game anymore. They win with me closing my claim, but at least I'll have my autonomy and privacy again... so it's a net win.

britt,
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@beardedtechguy wish you all the best navigating all the things. If you need someone to talk to about applications and paperwork and all that stuff, feel free to drop me a DM. Just a heads up I may be delayed with my responses and will reply as cognitive energy allows.

britt,
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@WagesOf I wish. No way I have the cognitive or truly, the mental energy, to do something like that. I'm sure I would easily win in the end but I jsut don't want to put myself through it.

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