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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 1/20/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

This was definitely a full week of appointments! Whew.

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. We did some planning on how we are going to change up my workout a bit to get different kinds of strengthening and stabilization in.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • 1 visit to urgent care for “normal people” sickness : )
  • 1 Infusion.
  • I had an OMM appointment on Thursday for cranial work.
  • I saw my shrink after my OMM appointment. Physical and Mental health in one afternoon…The best!

Five For Friday 2/12/16

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I’m not gonna sugar coat. This has been a rough week with neck, face, upper back, and jaw pain. I missed two days of school and went on an unplanned trip to Indiana to get prolotherapy injections. I have been on my heating pad more than I have not. I have puked from the pain. I have backed off from rehab to try and get things to calm down. I am working on not freaking out.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab. No PT.
  • Prolotherapy on Monday. I messaged my doc on Sunday about my pain and was in his office Monday morning. After 60ish injections, I was on my way back to Michigan. I’m extremely grateful for docs who will make time for patients, and will do what they can to try and get to the bottom of the pain.
  • I saw Larry on Tuesday for OMM. I showed him the specific spot on my neck that has been giving me a lot of pain, including shooting pain into my left eye and lots of headaches. He is thinking it is occipital neuralgia, which is giving me ocular migraines. I did get some relief from him using gentle manipulation in that area. Ahhhh. Fun times…: )
  • I saw my shrink on Thursday. It was a much needed appointment, and I walked out of the office with a much better perspective. And a much better ability to breathe in and out.

Five For Friday 10/10/14

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 3 Days of Home Rehab. Loving the new treadmill!
  • I saw my shrink on Monday. Right now, I am seeing him every other week. It’s a good thing.
  • I had an eye appointment on Monday. I haven’t seen my eye doctor in a couple of years so I was due. It turns out I really am getting older and my eyes say so : ) I have to wear my reading glasses, “more than reading glasses now but not all of the time,” and my prescription is now a bit stronger. Sigh.

Five For Friday 2/1/14

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

February! Whoa!

1. Medical Stuff:

  • This was one of those weeks I felt like I lived at the doctor.
  • 1 Day of PT. Planks, planks, and more planks.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. I upped my treadmill incline this week.
  • I saw my psychiatrist on Tuesday. In 15 years, I can honestly say I have always left his office able to breathe so much better. Tuesday was no different. I told him he is never, ever allowed to retire. We changed my meds a bit, and I will be seeing him bi-weekly for the time being. I am always reminded after those appointments that working on my mental health is just as important as working on my physical health.

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