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 4/13/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. We have a working treadmill! I hear about so many peeps who hate treadmills, but I love that thing with my whole EDS heart.
  • 1 Day of PT. My left first rib is so messed up, I could barely exercise. Gah. My PT tried his best to work it back into place, and we did stim and heat, but I am wearing my collar as we speak, to try to get it to continue to calm down. My ribs and me. A constant battle. That shall be my book title one day.
  • I had my first acupuncture appointment with Dr. Tan. I fell asleep! I think that is a good sign…I’m going back Thursday, and am going to try weekly for a while.

Five For Friday 2/23/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • One day of PT. It felt good to be back, and for my therapist to get everything back in place for me again.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Lots of walking/running outside when it was not raining this week. So. Much. Rain. I had to get creative!
  • I am going to include this one here, because for me, it is important for my …mind…body…health. I have felt overwhelmed with a lot of things going on the last couple of months, so on my way home from school, I ended up turning around and driving to church to sit. And think. And talk to the Boss. Such a great way (for me) to feel some peace and feel centered.  I am talking spiritual health, which actually has nothing to do with religion for me.

Five For Friday 2/16/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I’ve been on the Ketogenic diet for two weeks now. Days, 7, 8, 9 were awful, but it has gotten better. I learned the trick of drinking broth before bed, and it has made life much better. That tells me electrolytes/salt were low and I must keep them up or I will feel like CRAP.
  • One OMM appointment. We focused a lot on putting my upper ribs back in place. Damn ribs, work with us.
  • One Day of Home Rehab. FAIL.
  • Back to PT next week.

Five For Friday 12/29/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

Christmas Edition!

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I sucked up the working out thing SO bad this week. My body feels it too. Way too many Christmas carbs and not enough Christmas cardio. On my way to the treadmill today. It’s not gonna be pretty. Pray. Just pray…
  • No doctors. No PT. Just eating and lazing my way through Christmas.

Five For Friday 12/22/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • 1 Day of PT.
  • I wore a light up, Christmas unicorn sweater to school and it made my neck break out in hives…and the hives lasted for five days…and then I said, “Only me.” The end.
  • I had an OMM appointment on Wednesday. I am really trying to take two weeks off from everything over break so I have been trying to get in my appointments before vacay. Fingers crossed my body holds up and it is a good idea, and not one I regret.
  • The exhaustion and fatigue are REAL this time of year. So is the excitement…and unfortunately, those two don’t go very well together. I’m trying.

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