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

Five For Friday 3/2/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

Whew! I am late…But you know what they say…better late than never ; )

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I haven’t been this “normal person” sick in a long time. NO voice, cough, hard to breathe, back on breathing treatments. It kicked my butt last week! But I am glad to say I am almost back to just my weird issues now! I will say teaching Kindergarten with zero voice is interesting…to say the least.
  • One day of PT. They went easier on me since I sounded like I was a smoker for 50 years. Probably a good thing.
  • One Day of home rehab. I am SO ready to get our new treadmill delivered (after our old one croaked). I miss it!
  • One shrink appointment = 768757575784785 breaths of fresh air. We talked about healing. A Lot.
  • I saw my primary care doc and found out I need to get a benign cyst removed from the top of my head on the first day of my spring break. Fun times.

Five For Friday 2/23/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • One day of PT. It felt good to be back, and for my therapist to get everything back in place for me again.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Lots of walking/running outside when it was not raining this week. So. Much. Rain. I had to get creative!
  • I am going to include this one here, because for me, it is important for my …mind…body…health. I have felt overwhelmed with a lot of things going on the last couple of months, so on my way home from school, I ended up turning around and driving to church to sit. And think. And talk to the Boss. Such a great way (for me) to feel some peace and feel centered.  I am talking spiritual health, which actually has nothing to do with religion for me.

Five For Friday 2/16/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I’ve been on the Ketogenic diet for two weeks now. Days, 7, 8, 9 were awful, but it has gotten better. I learned the trick of drinking broth before bed, and it has made life much better. That tells me electrolytes/salt were low and I must keep them up or I will feel like CRAP.
  • One OMM appointment. We focused a lot on putting my upper ribs back in place. Damn ribs, work with us.
  • One Day of Home Rehab. FAIL.
  • Back to PT next week.

Five For Friday 2/2/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT with a substitute therapist. He was awesome and brought a different perspective to my management. We worked a lot on proper breathing techniques.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Treadmill. Bike. Scaps. Legs. Biceps.
  • I am sleeping like crap. I hate these sleep strikes, but if I have learned anything, I know they do not last forever.

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