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

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.

2.  My Dad brought home these “treasures” for me this week…

A pill box to take to work with me. I was super excited that it has both morning and night compartments, AND Allie and I have the same one now. Sad? Maybe so, but you do what you gotta do to make life easier...

An extra long ace wrap so I can wrap my ribs when they sublux. Kind of like a homemade girdle

3.  One of the parents from Wexford (who won the “Life is Good” Giveaway) made me this…

It's ZEBRA! I love it. Thank you, Michelle for brightening my week!

 4.  I was able to give Michelle her gift this week, since the stuff came in the mail.

A "Life is Good" water bottle, a gift card to shop online, and a sticker that says, "Optimism can take you anywhere."

5.  We had our “Meet the Teacher” open house Wednesday night.  Zondra and I had a pretty good showing.  I am thankful the parents have been so supportive of our team-teaching arrangement this year.

+1.  Well, it only took two weeks.  One of my beautiful kids got me good.  I am officially sick.  I have a bad cold, probably a sinus infection, and my asthma is going crazy.  The problem with this is that with having POTS, something like a cold, makes my Autonomic Nervous System go haywire.  When I was at my Larry appointment yesterday, it took five tries to get a blood pressure reading.  Finally, the nurse got it and it was way low, and my heart rate was super high.  Needless to say, I am in hibernation, rest mode this weekend.  Eating salt, sleeping, drinking lots of liquids, and cheering on the Spartans.  Go Green!  Beat the Irish!

Dinner made with TLC by the awesome hubs.

Sick tools...Tea, Vick's Vapor Rub, Kleenex, Remote, Computer, Bag for my millions of used Kleenex.

More sick tools...Gatorade, Smart Water, and my Breathing Machine for Asthma Treatments

Thanks, Brad. Hot.

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