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

Five For Friday 12/21/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • PT! Lots of rib manipulation work. At this point, we are trying to get me to labor with my ribs as “in” as they can be. My left side just happens to be the stubborn side…
  • I had my first baby stress test on Wednesday, along with an ultrasound to check my fluid, and an OB visit at the end. Everything was good! During the baby stress test, the nurse called our kid a “loud, wild child.” At my ultrasound after, the tech said your kid is “very, VERY active” (with wide eyes). That night, my big sister, Kristen, reminded me all about the laws of Karma…
  • 4 neighborhood walks. Still truckin along slowly with my sister’s pitbull in my ‘hood ; )

2. This week was spirit week at school. I admit, I did not participate every day…mainly because I am down to a teeny section in my closet that still fits me. BUT, there was pajama day on Thursday. I have always loved a pajama day at school, but a pajama day at 37 weeks takes this love to a whole new, magical level. You better believe I jumped in to that one with both feet!

3. I am learning first hand how hard chemo can be on a person. It’s difficult to watch at times, but it makes me realize that everyone who is fighting the cancer battle are my heroes. If you are one, you amaze me. Keep fighting. Don’t lose hope. I will pray for you.

4. December 21. It’s been THE date I’ve been trying to get to since summer. Doctors didn’t know if I would make it. Some didn’t think so. My therapists didn’t know. My family and support system didn’t know. I didn’t know. And now, here it is, that date I held my breath to get to many, many times. I hugged each of my kids for the last time for a while today, and walked out of my school with tears in my eyes knowing that this new adventure is coming fast. It’s time to finally go be a Mom.

5. Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and an amazing 2019 ahead! Thank you for being a friend. And to my fellow zebra peeps, remember that the holidays do not have to wreck you. Set limits, go slow, and remember to take time for your self care. It’s not a luxury; it’s a necessity.

Lots of LOVE and Merry Everything!

~Katie

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