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

Archive for November, 2013

Five For Friday 11/29/13

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 day of PT. I spent my cardio time on the alter-G (anti-gravity treadmill). I was really proud of myself because I finally learned how to work it all by myself. That is some machine.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Regular treadmill work with high inclines, floor exercises, light weights, balance work, and light stretching.
  • 1 Gynecologist appointment. That’s always a fun time, right ladies?

Five For Friday +1 11/22/13

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. We worked my core a lot more because of the recent troubles with my ribs subluxing.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Again, with an extra emphasis on my core, plus cardio, weights, and floor exercises.
  • Zero doctor’s appointments.
  • Insomnia. Enough said. You all know how I feel about that.

Five For Friday 11/15/13

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • No PT appointments because of parent-teacher conference nights. I was on my own this week.
  • 3 Days of Home Rehab.
  • My ribs were much more cooperative this week. I didn’t have to resort to ace wrapping them into place to survive. Thank. God.
  • I had an OMM appointment. My doctor commented on how “twitchy” my body felt as she worked on me. She explained that that is what it usually feels like when it is in a flare, which made sense to me since I have been flaring quite a bit lately. She made me promise I would get good rest and take time to recover this weekend.

25 Things

Written by Katie. Posted in About Me, Lists, Questions

One of my friends emailed me a couple of weeks ago asking what would be my top 25 things that make me smile. Since she asked, I have found myself thinking about it quite often. I am here to say, it is not a bad thing to have to think about the things that make you happy; especially during some difficult, busy, flare-up weeks.

(Thank you, friend. You know who you are).

1. Hugs. Not weak hugs, but those really great, meaningful hugs.

2. Breakfast for dinner.

3. Music. All kinds. Especially live music.

Five For Friday 11/8/13

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 day of PT. A lot of elliptical, arm bike, squats, toe rises, light arm weights, and rib manipulations.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab. I struggled a lot this week with back pain, fitting in workouts, and having late nights at school. One of the hardest things for me to figure out when something flares up on me and becomes really painful is this: a) Is it painful because I am not keeping the area strong enough, so therefore should I work out anyways? ~or~ b) Is it painful because I have done TOO much, my body needs rest, and if I work out, it will just make things worse? Oh, EDS. You can be so complicated.

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