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

25 Things

Written by Katie. Posted in About Me, Lists, Questions

One of my friends emailed me a couple of weeks ago asking what would be my top 25 things that make me smile. Since she asked, I have found myself thinking about it quite often. I am here to say, it is not a bad thing to have to think about the things that make you happy; especially during some difficult, busy, flare-up weeks.

(Thank you, friend. You know who you are).

1. Hugs. Not weak hugs, but those really great, meaningful hugs.

2. Breakfast for dinner.

3. Music. All kinds. Especially live music.

Five For Friday 11/8/13

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 day of PT. A lot of elliptical, arm bike, squats, toe rises, light arm weights, and rib manipulations.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab. I struggled a lot this week with back pain, fitting in workouts, and having late nights at school. One of the hardest things for me to figure out when something flares up on me and becomes really painful is this: a) Is it painful because I am not keeping the area strong enough, so therefore should I work out anyways? ~or~ b) Is it painful because I have done TOO much, my body needs rest, and if I work out, it will just make things worse? Oh, EDS. You can be so complicated.

Five For Friday 10/18/13

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

It’s the last Five For Friday while I’m still 31! I know I am getting older because I just found my first gray eyebrow hair yesterday. Gah! I plucked that baby real fast. I probably can’t blame it on EDS…or can I…???

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 2 Days of treadmill work on my own. Plus weights, balance work, and floor work.
  • 1 Day of PT. I spent most of the session working out on the Alter-G (anti-gravity) treadmill at a higher incline and pace. My PT did some cranial OMM, and also checked to make sure I am firing my scaps and glutes properly.
  • I just have two more days on my antibiotics. I am feeling much more human, or I guess I should say I am back to feeling like my “zebra” self again. That’s a good thing.

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