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

Five For Friday 7/14/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

Slow down summer! You’re half over!

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I had my Septoplasty post-op on Tuesday. Everything looked great, and I have officially “graduated.” Two weeks later, I am SO glad I did it. I can breathe out of my left side, and therefore breathe correctly for the first time ever.
  • I am able to work out again too! I got two workouts in this week. It’s crazy how fast you lose endurance and muscle. Time to get serious again.
  • I can blow my nose again, guys. If you haven’t been able to blow your nose for two weeks too, you know how HUGE this is. Ahhh.

Five For Friday 7/7/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • Recovery, recovery, recovery. NO PT, no home rehab. (I wasn’t allowed to because of the septoplasty, so just good ol’ RECOVERY.
  • Monday, I had to get my nose splints out at the hospital. Holy crapballs, those things must have been up my brain hole they were so ginormous. Good thing it went so fast…or I may have slapped my extremely nice doctor. I have so much less pressure now, which is awesome. Feels like I lost a few pounds!

Five For Friday 6/30/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 OMT Appointment.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab.
  • 1 Day of PT. So much sweat!
  • I finally had the septoplasty (my deviated septum was corrected) on Wednesday. After a year of various tests and discussing it, I pulled the trigger and went for it.
  • Lots of fun recovery time for my nose. The first few days were no picnic, but life is getting much better day by day.

Five For Friday 6/23/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I saw my shrink on Tuesday. Growth. Breathing. Perspective. GROWTH.
  • I had my pre-op at my ENT for my nose surgery coming up next Wednesday. I also had labs drawn for it, and the over-the-phone pre-op with one of the surgical nurses. I’m pretty sure this will NOT be the highlight of my summer. Let’s just get this over with, shall we?
  • 1 Day of PT. Back at it after recovering from NYC! 4 cardio miles, lots of strengthening in a core circuit, stim, heat, and OMT.

Five For Friday 6/16/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • One Day of PT. No exercise. Just OMT and LOTS of heat and stim to get me travel ready because of my angry, spasming ribs.
  • One MASSAGE to calm down my angry, spasming ribs.
  • One appointment with my OMT doc to work on my angry, spasming ribs. Are you seeing a pattern, here?

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