Ever since I got back from conference I have been getting back into playing Pokemon GO, and found it to be a good motivator to get me to go for walks! Walking is really exhausting for me and can also be painful depending on how my joints/muscles are behaving that day. Regardless, I have been … Continue reading Pokemon GO as Physical Therapy?
It's graduation season again, which means I am once again feeling a little envious. I have accepted that I am ill and will remain so for the rest of my life unless there is some sort of cure discovered in my lifetime. It's okay, I can and do still have a good life for the … Continue reading Craving College
I had a good, productive day yesterday. I got out to see friends, helped out a teenager with EDS/Dysautonomia that I have been watching a few hours a week while his mom is out running errands (he is a fall risk and can't be alone), and came up with another embroidery design to work on. … Continue reading A Good Day
Had my yearly check up with my connective tissue disorder doctor today, just got home about an hour ago. Good news! My aorta is still doing fine! My doctor decided today to reclassify me as having Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type) instead of Marfan Syndrome. So yay, not likely to need heart surgery in the … Continue reading A Change in Diagnosis?
*in radio advertiser voice* "Today's blog is brought to you by brain fog! It's like a Winter morning in San Francisco, but a lot less pretty..." I've been in a pain flare up for the past several weeks, which hasn't been fun, but I am coping. I started seeing a new physical therapist who is … Continue reading Ramblings/Life Update
Martina Stawski is my role model for doing my best to live well with chronic illnesses. She, with her husband Simon, runs the YouTube channel Simon and Martina along with the EatYourKimchi website. The two of them are Canadians that have been living in Asia the past ten years; first in South Korea for eight … Continue reading #BuildALadder
No matter how much I improve I will always have days where I can't leave the house; sometimes not even leave my bed. I've accepted that probably won't change any time soon. I am just grateful that I can go out more than I used to and that I can drive myself. However, it is … Continue reading How I Avoid Losing My Mind When I Can’t Leave The House.
I am making progress. I sometimes get down on myself and feel like I am stagnating, but then I have to remind myself how far I have come! A year ago I couldn't drive, didn't have a car, didn't have Wanda the Wheelchair, kept on having to recover from surgeries, and was still weak from … Continue reading Little by Little
...but they ask you to take your pants off without even having the courtesy to buy you dinner first! I saw an orthopedist this week. I always feel the need to impress a new doctor. I want to appear informed but not overly pushy about my treatment options. At least this doctor knew what Marfan … Continue reading Seeing A New Doctor Is Like Going On A Blind Date…
I saw my gastroenterologist and my dietician two weeks ago. Turns out I had misunderstood some things before. I don't have to be trying so hard to force myself to eat by mouth or wean myself off my tube feed. It is perfectly okay for me to rely on my tube for most of my … Continue reading Health Update