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

Five For Friday 7/17/15

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • Well, my break from PT has come to an end. I will be starting a new place next week. I have mixed emotions about this. Hoping it goes well…and the PTs are eager to learn.
  • I saw Larry on Tuesday. He mostly focused his manipulations (OMM) on my lower ribs since I have been struggling with them quite a bit lately. I left with my ribs wrapped with ace wraps. My body appreciates the compression when I have flares like this one. Larry also decided it was time for me to try out a new PT place…sometimes I need a kick in the butt to try something new, and he is giving me that kick…Love the tough love.

Five For Friday 7/3/15

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

Summer, please slow down! July?! How is that possible!

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 3 Days of Home Rehab.
  • My ribs still hate me. I need to get back in for more OMM.
  • When my ribs flare, my gastroparesis flares. Happens every time. If there is ever a research project done on us, sign me up.

Five For Friday 6/19/15

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • This was a struggle week with my ribs and pain. I got into the doctor as an “emergency” on Friday because I was in so much pain from my ribs being subluxed. After a lot of manipulation, 4 trigger point injections, ear acupuncture, and having to do a colon cleanse because my gastroparesis had flared, it was decided it was best I rest for the weekend. This meant no Life as a Zebra Foundation, “Team Zebra” 5k the next day…I cried and then moved on into acceptance mode. I knew in my heart that this was an instance when I needed to listen to the docs who were trying to help me!

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