“Never let the things you cannot do, prevent you from doing the things you can.”-Coach John Wooden Happy Fourth of July weekend!! It’s been one crazy week for me. From leaving my last bedside nursing shift in a wheel chair puking (so thankful for my work wives who took care of me and marcus whoContinue reading “There is a light that lies ahead!”
Tag Archives: dysautonomia
Becoming the patient!!
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” — Unknown Hello there! It has been a while since I have written in my blog. I have had a wild past few weeks and a lot has changed with my plan of care. The newest update is that I have beenContinue reading “Becoming the patient!!”
More salt please!
“Having POTS is like being a mermaid, you need lots of salt and water to survive!”- Unknown When patient’s come into the hospital, the major focus is their treatment plan. So my primary focus when getting diagnosed with POTS was..”well how is this treated?” POTS cannot be cured but it can be managed with aggressiveContinue reading “More salt please!”
WTF is POTS?!?
So I keep using this term POTS right? No, I am not talking about the items in your kitchen….POTS stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. It is a form of dysautonomia. Dysautonomia is a problem within your nervous system that controls the involuntary parts of your body to improperly function such as your heart rateContinue reading “WTF is POTS?!?”
It was probably the start of age 8 or 9 when I started to feel like the “sick kid”. I was always in the nurses’ office at school with some sort of headache or stomach ache. Most of the time no one believed my symptoms. Doctor appointment after doctor appointment, year after year, I wasContinue reading “The beginning…”