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Posts Tagged ‘Medicine’

Five For Friday 10/12/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • Tuesday PT. It’s getting harder. One foot in front of the other. Had 20 mins of wonderful heat and stim on my neck.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab. 3 miles and light strengthening. Hoping I can do this until January…
  • One more Lovenox shot and I am done for the rest of this pregnancy. I always freak out when I go off a med that the baby has been used to since the beginning. Praying.

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 4/6/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • Spring break catch up on doctor’s.
  • Thursday we went to Toledo to see Dr. Grubb for my yearly appointment. I am doing well, and only have to take my Propranalol and Midodrine as needed now. Thank you, body. I will take it. I will continue my saline infusions regularly, and take my meds on bad days. I’ve come a long way since when I started in 2010…in a wheelchair. Grateful.
  • I got my stitches out from my cyst removal.
  • Got some lab work done I was putting off.
  • Refilled tons of meds.
  • Scheduled weekly acupuncture for the next month. I’m excited!
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Cardio outside in the SNOW, strengthening exercises inside in the WARMTH.

Five For Friday 11/17/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. I did a number on my lower back, so there was no “physical” part in my physical therapy that day. Thank goodness for a good PT, some good manipulative medicine, electrical stim, and heat. I could sit down again without almost crying.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Core de Force and Treadmill/recumbent bike. Light weights and floor strengthening.
  • No doctors.

Five For Friday 9/15/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 after school Infusion on Wednesday to get through the rest of the week.
  • 3 HARD home workouts.
  • Brad and I walked two nights this week instead of one. Progress.
  • On some new meds right now that are making me a bit “curvier.” Kinda sucks but we do what we gotta do, right? Hoping it’s temporary.

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