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!
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
Thanks to Disney, it is well known that stepmoms spend a good chunk of their time formulating plots to ruin their stepdaughter’s lives. I am no exception. One night this past winter, I could not sleep (which is to say, it was like every other night). As I lie there, trying to sleep, I began…… Continue reading Am I an Evil Stepmom?
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
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
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
So yesterday was the big day out for my Mom and I. I do the treatment plan every single day for 6 months, so I worked on temperature training Saturday (day 5) and Sunday (day 6) for a little over an hour each day. This was longer than required, but I just enjoy working on…… Continue reading The POTS Treatment Center: Treatment Days 6 and 7