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

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Back to the Doc I Go

Written by Katie. Posted in Other Appointments

Who knew a lip could cause so much trouble?  Sunday my top lip started hurting.  I thought I had burned my lips in the sun while I was out on my in-laws deck on Mother’s Day.  Monday morning my lip hurt a little more.  Monday night it felt like I had a pulse in my lip. This morning I woke up at the crack of dawn because I couldn’t sleep.  My lip “pulse” had turned into a full fledged heart beat.  I looked in the mirror and my lip was absolutely huge.  It looked like I got popped in the mouth.  It was so swollen and just flat out ugly. 

So what do you think I did?  Took a picture on my phone, and sent it to my sisters of course.  I knew they’d have good comments and we’d all have a good laugh.  Then I left for PT. 

In This Moment..

Written by Katie. Posted in About Me

Stole this short questionnaire from a friend’s blog….

Outside my window: the sun is shining, and there are grass clippings on the sidewalk.  I hear the neighbor girls playing.

I am thinking: That my stomach hurts, and I need to get up and get ready to go see the Gooleys! 

Five For Friday +1…5/6/11

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1.  Medical Stuff:  Pretty quiet week on the medical front…

  • 2 days of PT.  One that went really well, and one that was more of a psych-therapy appointment.  My PT and I discussed how breakdowns every once in a while are healthy and go with the territory.  Everyday I have been trying to focus on my Dr. Rosen homework:  “Making today right, because that is all I can control.”  Some days are easier than others.
  • 2 days of home rehab.  
  • Felt pretty sick Monday and Tuesday.  Today is the strongest I have felt all week.  I am thankful for that.

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