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

Five For Friday 3/10/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • It was one of those EDS weeks where my body felt like with one wrong move, it would crumble…but I made it through with a lot of heating pad action.
  • 1 Day of PT. I added some arm exercises and am wondering if it is flaring up my neck. Blah.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab. Treadmill intervals and strengthening.
  • 1 needed OMM appointment. LOTS of cranial and rib work.
  • It was back to Toledo on Thursday to see Dr. Grubb and (mostly Bev) or my 6 months POTS check up. It went well; pretty much a maintenance appointment for meds, hydration infusions, and an order for an echo. It was awesome to have Bev back after she had been out for a while with her own medical issues. AND I was seen in RECORD time. My appointment was at 1:30 and I was done by 3:00. That NEVER happens.

Five For Friday 3/3/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 day of PT. My feet keep going numb on the elliptical (sigh) so I am switching my cardio to a combination of biking and the treadmill. So far it’s much better.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Trying to incorporate more core. I need to get back on the Pilates reformer!
  • 6 month dental cleaning. 35 and still no cavities!
  • Good nap week. YESSSSS.

Five For Friday 2/24/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • 1 Day of PT. A long session. Lots of exercising, heat, stim, and OMM. I am thankful for a place that goes by the person’s needs instead of the clock.
  • I saw my shrink on Wednesday. Grateful. So, so grateful for that hour.
  • I had an OMM appointment Friday and had a lot of cranial work done.
  • Lots of good napping this week. Woot! Woot!

Five For Friday 2/17/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I finished my antibiotics! I finished my prednisone! And am feeling MUCH better! Thank. GOD.
  • Back to PT. I did the elliptical and bike and a few light strengthening exercises to get my body back in the swing of things. I finished with heat, stim, and OMM.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab. I was so happy I made it on the treadmill for 30 minutes without losing a lung. I’m on my way back, friends!

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