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

Five For Friday 11/24/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

Thanksgiving edition!

Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. I wrote about it this week after my session: There are days when it’s hard to move. There are days that are just plain painful, when it’s hard to function, and getting out of bed and then to work is a huge victory. There are days where it takes everything I have to get my joints moving and working. Then, there are days I feel STRONG, like I’m a training athlete again. I’m thankful for my body everyday and what it can do, but on those days when I feel like I can kick butt and take names, I try to make sure I soak up every second and express gratitude. With that said, today I’m giving my 7 cardio miles and my strength training a shout out. It felt good, I feel strong, my sore muscles are a blessing and make me feel ALIVE, and I am going to sleep extra grateful tonight.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab.
  • Many walks with my sister’s dog, Gru. That counts for something, right?

2. First year ever! I decorated my house for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I know, naughty. BUT, this is part of chronic illness. I thought about the month ahead and realized it would be the least stressful weekend to do it. And guess what? It was enjoyable because I paced myself and it was a low key weekend. Soooo, sorry, not sorry. ; )

3. By Monday at noon, we did it! My teaching partner, Angie, and I got all of our parents in! 27 families and 100% parent participation for conferences. Whew! We had to get creative for a couple of them but we did it. Woot!

4. Thanksgiving. 26 of us in one small room, eating, laughing, drinking, loving, singing Dominik the Donkey, and just being together. That’s what it’s all about. Family isn’t important. It’s everything.

5. I’m thankful for all of it. The highs. The lows. The blessings. The lessons. The pain. The good days. The comebacks. The setbacks. The love…especially the love.

Happy Thanksgiving, and happy holiday season, beautiful friends and family. Wishing you a season of love, laughter, and gratitude.


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