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September 2016: Weddings and -ologists Galore!

As predicted at the end of my last post, I did not post at all last month because it was busy. Here is how my month went… First up was the wedding weekend. On a Friday, we traveled from Illinois up to Iowa to attend a wedding on Saturday. We thought my body would behave…… Continue reading September 2016: Weddings and -ologists Galore!

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Cleaning While Chronically Ill – It’s Slow

I spent the past few days alternating between resting, stretching, and cleaning. That may sound boring, however I am pretty excited about it. My house has gone a long time without a deep clean, and various obligations have meant I couldn’t use my energy toward whipping it back into shape. All summer, I have looked…… Continue reading Cleaning While Chronically Ill – It’s Slow

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In Sickness and in Health – When Sickness Comes First 

I just got home from my appointment, which went well. It was a long day; we left at noon and got home at eight-thirty. I am not thinking about what a long day it was. What I am thinking about is my husband, Jake. I am feeling very appreciative to him for driving me to…… Continue reading In Sickness and in Health – When Sickness Comes First 

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The Personification of My Chronically Ill Body

Even on what is considered a great health day for me, or even when I am doing something I enjoy, nothing is simple. That’s just how it is. The intensity of symptoms is usually proportionate to how much I have recently asked of my body, but I rarely get a break from symptoms being disabling…… Continue reading The Personification of My Chronically Ill Body

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The POTS Treatment Center: Treatment Days 8-11

So today was my last day at the treatment center. I spent 10 days at the center, but I am including the weekend as treatment days since I still did my treatment plan those days. Unfortunately something angered my intestines last night. I’m pretty sure it was from some sweet potato fries I ate. I…… Continue reading The POTS Treatment Center: Treatment Days 8-11