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

Posts Tagged ‘Pacing’

Five For Friday 6/22/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • Sucked at rehab this week. Packing up my classroom zapped me. Must do better!
  • 6 month dental cleaning. No cavities!
  • Acupuncture and infusion. The usual.
  • I established with a new rheumatologist on Wednesday. My PCP is leaving and I need someone to act as a “gatekeeper” for my EDS. Went really well!

Five For Friday 11/24/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

Thanksgiving edition!

Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. I wrote about it this week after my session: There are days when it’s hard to move. There are days that are just plain painful, when it’s hard to function, and getting out of bed and then to work is a huge victory. There are days where it takes everything I have to get my joints moving and working. Then, there are days I feel STRONG, like I’m a training athlete again. I’m thankful for my body everyday and what it can do, but on those days when I feel like I can kick butt and take names, I try to make sure I soak up every second and express gratitude. With that said, today I’m giving my 7 cardio miles and my strength training a shout out. It felt good, I feel strong, my sore muscles are a blessing and make me feel ALIVE, and I am going to sleep extra grateful tonight.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab.
  • Many walks with my sister’s dog, Gru. That counts for something, right?

Five For Friday 6/2/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. It was after field day so I had been running around in the sun for three hours. I had to suck up my pride and admit that it was probably best if we did heat, stim, and OMT only. That’s really hard to do sometimes.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab.
  • No doctors. I am trying to keep my schedule clear these last weeks of school, because I have learned from other years how hard the end of the year is on my body. Maybe I do get a teeny-tiny bit smarter with age…it’s all about pacing… ; )

Five For Friday 5/19/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • One Day of PT. My thoracic was super locked up. We don’t usually crack me, but that day was an exception.
  • No Home Rehab. This is not an excuse; there is never an excuse, but my week was insane and I didn’t get it in.
  • No doctors. Just a lot of everything else!

Five For Friday 9/2/16

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

September! And you know what that means…this girl goes back to work!

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. I worked HARD. Last PT before I have to start going from school again.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • 1 infusion. 2 bags of fluid. I like to call it my “back to school boost.”

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