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

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Five For Friday 7/3/20

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

July! It’s been over a month. I guess it’s time for another update, quarantine style.

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I am doing okay rehabbing at home. There are many days I would love to go in for OMM but I’m managing okay enough. I pray everyday that that will continue.
  • On a different note, I fell up the stairs last week and haven’t been able to put full weight on my foot since. Dance, walking, and running have been my lifelines during this pandemic so the last week has been HARD.

Five For Friday 3/2/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

Whew! I am late…But you know what they say…better late than never ; )

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I haven’t been this “normal person” sick in a long time. NO voice, cough, hard to breathe, back on breathing treatments. It kicked my butt last week! But I am glad to say I am almost back to just my weird issues now! I will say teaching Kindergarten with zero voice is interesting…to say the least.
  • One day of PT. They went easier on me since I sounded like I was a smoker for 50 years. Probably a good thing.
  • One Day of home rehab. I am SO ready to get our new treadmill delivered (after our old one croaked). I miss it!
  • One shrink appointment = 768757575784785 breaths of fresh air. We talked about healing. A Lot.
  • I saw my primary care doc and found out I need to get a benign cyst removed from the top of my head on the first day of my spring break. Fun times.

Five For Friday 1/22/16

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. Gentle neck manipulations and a LOT of cardio. I also started on the weight machines this week.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. I rocked my cardio old school to Bell Biv Devoe. No judging.
  • Sunday, I decided it would be a good idea to run up my parent’s driveway and into their house from my car. However, my body had another idea when I slipped on a patch of ice and landed on my face. Incredibly, I only broke my pinky and scraped my knee. It happened so fast, I have no clue how I managed that, but I all I know is that it could have been MUCH worse.

Five For Friday 1/15/16

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. Circuit training and more circuit training. For the record, one minute of running in place with a thera-band around my ankles feels like 30. Ooof.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Treadmill, floor, and core strengthening.
  • I saw Larry on Monday for cranial-sacral therapy, acupuncture, and cervical OMM.

Five For Friday 8/28/15

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. I learned my muscles in the front of my neck are weaker than WEAK, and are in desperate need of retraining.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab.
  • I saw my shrink on Thursday. 15 years together and going strong…I say it a lot. Working on mental health is just as important as working on physical health. No shame in that game.

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