Just a "zebra" trying my best to live life to the fullest with EDS and POTS...and loving the ride.

Five For Friday 10/24/14

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. I had Graston’s therapy on my shoulders and neck along with the normal exercises and cardio.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • I had a really rough week with POTS and therefore, insomnia, which many of you know becomes a vicious cycle. I ended up at the ER last night after 7 days of no sleep and a lot of chest pain. Plus, I know by now when I am dehydrated. My meds were adjusted a bit, I was given fluids, blood work was taken, and luckily my EKG was okay. Hoping this flare will pass quickly. Fingers crossed.

Five For Friday 10/17/14

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. So many therapy band walks. So many. My butt burnedddddd.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • Larry was back from China (Worlds for gymnastics) so I saw him in the office on Tuesday. My ribs were grateful. A bunch had subluxed, but I left the office moving so much better.

Five For Friday 10/10/14

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 3 Days of Home Rehab. Loving the new treadmill!
  • I saw my shrink on Monday. Right now, I am seeing him every other week. It’s a good thing.
  • I had an eye appointment on Monday. I haven’t seen my eye doctor in a couple of years so I was due. It turns out I really am getting older and my eyes say so : ) I have to wear my reading glasses, “more than reading glasses now but not all of the time,” and my prescription is now a bit stronger. Sigh.

Five For Friday 10/3/14

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab…on the brand new, beautiful, FIXED treadmill.
  • I had to take Tuesday off from school. I wasn’t sleeping enough, my heart rate was too high, and I started to notice more blood pooling than usual, which are usually red flags that I need to slow down and rest. Luckily, I slept three hours that afternoon, and did okay getting through the rest of the week.

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