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 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 +1 11/20/15

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

Whew. This was a LONG week. I definitely overbooked myself, but at least I got a lot done. Now, I rest and recover before the holiday rush begins…and remind myself of the P word…PACING.

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. They moved! The new facility is beautiful and HUGE. Looking forward to getting stronger in my new PT “home.”
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab. Treadmill walking on a higher incline, plus floor strengthening.
  • My acupuncture needles from last Tuesday fell out this past Tuesday. Pretty good when they stay in a full week.
  • I had my yearly gyno appointment. All the lady stuff checked out well.

25 Things

Written by Katie. Posted in About Me, Lists, Questions

One of my friends emailed me a couple of weeks ago asking what would be my top 25 things that make me smile. Since she asked, I have found myself thinking about it quite often. I am here to say, it is not a bad thing to have to think about the things that make you happy; especially during some difficult, busy, flare-up weeks.

(Thank you, friend. You know who you are).

1. Hugs. Not weak hugs, but those really great, meaningful hugs.

2. Breakfast for dinner.

3. Music. All kinds. Especially live music.

Five For Friday 10/11/13

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 3 Days of Home Rehab.
  • I saw Larry in the office on Tuesday. Usually I see him once a month for his “magic hands” OMM and to make sure everything with my health is being managed like it should be. However, Larry has been in Belgium and the Netherlands for the last month as the team doctor for the US (at gymnastics worlds), so it had been two months since my last appointment. And boy, how I have missed him. We had a great appointment going over everything I’ve been up to (start of school, PT, prolotherapy, doctor changes, etc). He did a lot of jaw and cranial work on me as we talked, also acting as my shrink at times; talking about pacing, priorities, and life in general. That man wears many hats in my life.  The best way to explain how I feel after seeing him is it feels easy to breathe again with peace and clarity. I am so blessed he is my doctor and my friend. I have no idea where I would be without him.

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