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 6/16/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • One Day of PT. No exercise. Just OMT and LOTS of heat and stim to get me travel ready because of my angry, spasming ribs.
  • One MASSAGE to calm down my angry, spasming ribs.
  • One appointment with my OMT doc to work on my angry, spasming ribs. Are you seeing a pattern, here?

Five For Friday 6/17/16

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab.
  • 1 Cancelled Larry appt. (Waaaaa)
  • My rib pain has sucked this week! Trying to stay positive, but it’s not the most fun thing in the world…I bought a back brace at PT so I’m hoping it helps!

Five For Friday 2/12/16

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I’m not gonna sugar coat. This has been a rough week with neck, face, upper back, and jaw pain. I missed two days of school and went on an unplanned trip to Indiana to get prolotherapy injections. I have been on my heating pad more than I have not. I have puked from the pain. I have backed off from rehab to try and get things to calm down. I am working on not freaking out.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab. No PT.
  • Prolotherapy on Monday. I messaged my doc on Sunday about my pain and was in his office Monday morning. After 60ish injections, I was on my way back to Michigan. I’m extremely grateful for docs who will make time for patients, and will do what they can to try and get to the bottom of the pain.
  • I saw Larry on Tuesday for OMM. I showed him the specific spot on my neck that has been giving me a lot of pain, including shooting pain into my left eye and lots of headaches. He is thinking it is occipital neuralgia, which is giving me ocular migraines. I did get some relief from him using gentle manipulation in that area. Ahhhh. Fun times…: )
  • I saw my shrink on Thursday. It was a much needed appointment, and I walked out of the office with a much better perspective. And a much better ability to breathe in and out.

Five For Friday 6/19/15

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • This was a struggle week with my ribs and pain. I got into the doctor as an “emergency” on Friday because I was in so much pain from my ribs being subluxed. After a lot of manipulation, 4 trigger point injections, ear acupuncture, and having to do a colon cleanse because my gastroparesis had flared, it was decided it was best I rest for the weekend. This meant no Life as a Zebra Foundation, “Team Zebra” 5k the next day…I cried and then moved on into acceptance mode. I knew in my heart that this was an instance when I needed to listen to the docs who were trying to help me!

Five For Friday 5/2/14

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

May! Which means Vasculitis awareness month, Ehlers-Danlos awareness month, and so many more…

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. I did my strengthening and cardio work, and then we focused a lot on my thoracic junction and lower ribs. Every once in a while, this area flares up and it’s a matter of heat, Biofreeze, OMM, and just riding it out until it passes. Hopefully this will happen sooner than later!
  • On a more positive note, I had a glorious week of sleep. Knock on wood that this stretch continues…
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. I had to modify my exercises a bit because of my thoracic pain, but I got both days in!

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