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

Posts Tagged ‘Pain Management Tricks’

Five For Friday 10/26/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1.Medical Stuff:

  • 1 day of PT. My belly was feeling funny so we took it easier on the recumbent bike. I’m going to look into getting a prenatal cradle in the next week just to give my joints more support. Trying to be a proactive EDS’r as this babe gets bigger!
  • Had my glucose test, anemia test, dtap shot, and a heart rate and belly check yesterday with my OB. Things checked out really well. Keep cookin’ baby!

Five For Friday 10/19/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • PT on Thursday. So happy my OB said I can do electrical stim again. It helps calm down my first ribs that will not cooperate right now.
  • I saw my shrink on Tuesday. I made him prove that we met for an hour. It felt like 2 minutes.
  • Allie moved home last weekend and started her new job with long hours, so I’ve been walking Gru Gru each day. If only I had been doing this from the beginning of my pregnancy…it forces me to get my body moving.

Five For Friday 4/20/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. Had a different PT. We tried out some gadgets for pain control like a posture strap, trigger point gadget for necks, and exercises using two taped tennis balls for trigger points and stability work.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Loving the new treadmill along with my work on the recumbent bike too.
  • Second incredible acupuncture treatment. Second time falling asleep in the middle. Second time waking up to, “All done, Jennifer…Time to wake up, Jennifer!” As long as the treatments are amazing, I’ve decided I can be Jennifer. #maybejenniferwillbebilled #ivetried

Five For Friday 10/13/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

Friday the 13th!

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. A lot of rib OMM and cranial work after cardio and strengthening.
  • I’ve been doing various Beachbody exercise programs and I like the variety. I am figuring out how to modify as I go. So far, I have done 21 Day Fix Cardio, 21 Day Fix Pilates, and PiYO Sweat.
  • 3 Days of Home Rehab.
  • I had a procedure done yesterday where I had to be put under. It went well. I am just SORE today, but will be back in action soon. Meanwhile I am getting in some good sleep and a lot of one-on-one time with my heating pad. HOT.

Five For Friday 2/19/16

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • Last week was rough, rough, ROUGH. This week was much better with head, neck, and jaw pain. I still don’t feel totally “right” but I do feel like I am coming out of this bad pain spell…hopefully.
  • 1 Day of PT. Since  was in more pain than usual, we laid off some of the strengthening and I did electrical stim after my cardio instead.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.

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