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

Archive for September, 2011

Five For Friday 9/17/11 +1

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

I’m starting to think that maybe I should just re-name this “Six for Saturday.”  Hopefully next week, I will actually be able to post on Friday.

1.  Medical Stuff:

  • 3 Days of Home Rehab (I did much better on the rehab front this week, and low and behold, my pain level went down).
  • 1 session of PT.  I spent most of the time on the Reformer.  I am thankful Katie did not ease up on me (after the fact).  As I walked in looking like one tired, dragging, hot mess, I believe her quote was, “On the Reformer, you’ll love me later.”
  • I had my monthly appointment with Larry (Sports Med doc/captain of my medical team).  He worked hard at putting my lower ribs back into place.  He also did some gentle neck manipulations.   The best part of the appointment?  We did not have to fill out any paperwork, or come up with any kind of life plan BECAUSE I am now living out all of the planning we did together throughout the past year.  It’s pretty amazing to see that all of our planning paid off.  The second best part?  Larry was beaming with pride that I am working again.  Last year at this time we both thought that working was not going to be possible for me anymore.  Thank GOD for him and my medical team.  I am so blessed.

Brain Dump

Written by Katie. Posted in Random

The pre-kindergarteners are starting tomorrow.  I would be lying if I said I was not nervous.  Praying all goes well.  I’m counting on my kindergarteners to be my trusty helpers.

Zondra and I have 31 kids now.  That’s a lot of little ones.   Whew!

Five For Friday + 1 9/10/11

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday, Teaching, Uncategorized

Late, late, late…I really need to figure out a blogging schedule, but in the meantime please continue to be patient with me.  I was told my blog content was a little “light” this week.  Hopefully, I will get into a groove soon so I can blog about more “meatier” subjects.  Right now, I am just repeating to myself over and over again, the good ol’ saying from Finding Nemo, “just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming…”

Here’s my Five For Friday for the week.  It’s a special “School Edition.”

1.  Medical Stuff:

  • 1 day of Home Rehab.  This is unacceptable (I know you are gonna get me Katie if you are reading).

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