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

11/27/10 Thankful

Written by Katie. Posted in Thankful

Today I am thankful for music.  I have always loved all kinds of music.  I have already mentioned how music has played such a role in keeping me sane during this time.  I am thankful how music can change my mood in an instant.  I am thankful how music can inspire me. I am thankful how music can evoke so many emotions.  I am thankful for the songs that seem to be written just for me.  If you walked into my house during the day, you would almost always hear music playing. 

I love this quote from Ray Charles: 

Five For Friday 11/26/10

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1.  I started my Beta Blocker, Propranolol and started wearing compression stockings.  I was terrified of swallowing my first pill because I’ve had a history of being allergic to medications, but thankfully nothing crazy happened.  My compression stockings are definitely going to take some time to get used to, and I would appreciate any tips on how to get them on in less than 20 minutes.

11/25/10 Thankful: Happy Thanksgiving!

Written by Katie. Posted in Thankful

Today on Thanksgiving, I have so much to be thankful for.  I am thankful for traditions and for family.  I am thankful that I get to celebrate Thanksgiving with both sides of my family; the Dama’s and the Jaskolski’s.  I am thankful for all of my extended family; aunts, uncles, cousins…

I am thankful for the delicious food that fills my tummy.  Bounzadotes (sp?), Stuffing, Gnocchi and Italian Sausage, Turkey, Stuffed Mushrooms, Lemon Bars, Broccoli Rice casserole, Kids Wine, and so much more. 

11/24/10 Thankful

Written by Katie. Posted in Thankful

Tonight I am thankful for laughter.  There have been a few core things that have helped me get through the tough times in my life thus far, and laughter has ALWAYS been one of them.  I am thankful that I believe and recognize that laughter is truly a means of healing for the mind and the body.  When life seems overwhelming, it is laughter that often helps me forget my cares or helps me forget the pain or the sickness I may be experiencing, even if it is for a brief moment.  I am thankful I have the ability to laugh at myself, because honestly at times, it is either laugh or cry, and I would much rather laugh. 

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