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

Five For Friday 11/14/14

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of Home Rehab. That’s it. It was a pretty bumpy week with POTS.
  • I saw my gynecologist on Friday for my yearly. He doesn’t think my hormones are a major player in my increase in POTS symptoms right now. I know it may be weird to say, but I heart my gyno. He definitely cares about the whole person. That means a lot when you’ve seen many doctors.
  • I have a full week of appointments ahead: Larry, Psych, Dr. Grubb in Toledo. Hoping to get to the bottom of some of the issues I am having so I can get back to feeling my “normal.”

Five For Friday 10/31/14

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I had to cancel PT on Monday. I felt sick after school, and was worried about driving.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • I saw my shrink on Tuesday. It was a needed appointment to talk meds, and figure out how to cope with this latest flare. Love him.
  • I still had a week of struggling with POTS, and therefore sleep. I started a new med, and am really, really, REALLY looking forward to feeling like my body is somewhat cooperating with me again.

Five For Friday 10/24/14

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. I had Graston’s therapy on my shoulders and neck along with the normal exercises and cardio.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • I had a really rough week with POTS and therefore, insomnia, which many of you know becomes a vicious cycle. I ended up at the ER last night after 7 days of no sleep and a lot of chest pain. Plus, I know by now when I am dehydrated. My meds were adjusted a bit, I was given fluids, blood work was taken, and luckily my EKG was okay. Hoping this flare will pass quickly. Fingers crossed.

Five For Friday 10/17/14

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. So many therapy band walks. So many. My butt burnedddddd.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • Larry was back from China (Worlds for gymnastics) so I saw him in the office on Tuesday. My ribs were grateful. A bunch had subluxed, but I left the office moving so much better.

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