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

Thursday Bragging

Written by Katie. Posted in Physical Therapy

I’m sitting…ok lying here after PT trying to get my body to move but not having much luck.  I guess that is to be expected with my first PT session after prolo.  I did surprisingly well during therapy but I am definitely feeling it now.

On the Dysautonomia POTS FB page this morning, this status caught my eye:
“It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing.”  ~Rosemarie Rossetti


This quote was very timely today.  For some reason, I have been getting a little down on myself lately.  Sometimes, I have to remind myself I didn’t ask for this and it’s not my fault.  Every once in a while I find everything catching up to me and taking it’s toll.  I desperately want answers to the “big stuff” like going back to work and having kids, and those concrete answers just aren’t there right now.  I saw Larry on Tuesday and we talked about the importance of constantly setting smaller goals to help me work towards the bigger goals, so that is what I am working hard on. 

That FB status got me thinking.  If I had to choose an achievement for today, it would be that I did an hour straight of therapy.  This hour allowed me to work all muscles groups while sitting and STANDING.  I walked out of therapy on my own two legs to my car that was not parked in a handicap spot.  I then stopped at Walgreens to pick a few things up without sitting in a wheelchair.  So there you have it~That is my bragging for the day. 

Hard work, no wheelchair, and endorphins pumping….  The sun shining through our living room window as I type….The people I have in my life who ARE so nurturing and supportive.  I am blessed.  It is a great day to be alive.     

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