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Thoughts and reflections

Spring Break Brings a Reminder about Perspective

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Bobby Pins & Bullets / Deep Thoughts About POTS / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Oxygen-y Stuff / Uncategorized

Last week was the kiddo’s Spring Break.  If you remember, last year on Spring Break we built the chicken barn.  This year, we took an airplane to visit my brother and his wife in the Denver area. Traveling with POTS isn’t easy.  It’s hard.  It’s heavy.  My purse has to include my emergency kit, ALL of my medications in original bottles, water, salt, entertainment (distraction), etc.  It’s annoying being pushed everywhere and not having independence to walk.  […]

Hey Dr. Phil: Stay in Your Lane, Bud

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Big Medical Words / Bobby Pins & Bullets / Deep Thoughts About POTS / Uncategorized

I’m pretty fired up, y’all. I don’t actually know what the draw to Dr. Phil is.  I’ve never been a fan.  I realize people go to him for his sage advice the chance to be on TV, but do you ever wonder if people would actually go back to him if he were not on TV?  His opinions very rarely meet up with mine, but I really love when he just straight up makes stuff […]

Not Trendy; Super Honest – Five Days on Bedrest & Off Meds

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If you’re offended by harsh language, this will really fucking offend you. I am not into lies.  Social media is a LOT of lies.  I’m not mad about it but it’s hard for me to do the lying games too.  I mean, I get it.  You’re focusing on the positive and that’s brilliant, not to mention I really encourage it to people ALL THE TIME. I sometimes feel like if I’m only mentioning the good […]

Baby Steps are Still Accomplishments

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Hey.  Life gets hard even if health is perfect.  Things come up.  It can get overwhelming.  This past week I’ve been having more symptoms than normal and even being on bed rest have still had enough issues regulating my blood pressure that I’ve been to my primary doc and my electrophysiologist this week.  I’ve had more EKG’s this week than I’ve had in the last year.  But, I’m writing today about my tiny victories.  Not […]

My Tips and Advice About the New Year

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Apparently I’ve been missing writing.  As soon as the Christmas crowd and party was all over I was eager to get back into my book I’m writing, and while I procrastinate that I’ll just write little thoughts for y’all to read.  Ha! The New Year can mean so many things.  For some people, it’s a clean slate, a fresh start.  For others, it’s just another day to work on the same goals that have always […]

Heroes Come in All Shapes & Sizes

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My POTS has been rough lately.  I am sure the change of seasons is not helping a bunch, but isn’t fully to blame.  Probably me having POTS is mostly to blame. I was at Costco the other day.  I mostly had to get dog food and a few other little things.  If we’re being honest, I look forward to slipper season at Costco every year.  I love to splurge on new slippers each Fall. As […]

X-Ray Vision

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My doctor appointments are generally scheduled well in advance, but of course if any little thing comes up I can do the old ‘same-day’ appointment.  Yesterday was one of those days.  Nothing much going on, really, but any little thing can so easily turn into a big thing quickly. Over the weekend I had started coughing a bit.  Of course our air quality is currently hazardous due to the wildfires everywhere so I figured that […]

Remember the House on the Hill

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A little thought for today. I live up on a hill (or up on a mountain as Carter describes it).  Down at the base of the hill is a river.  There are some fancy big houses right on the river, of course.  But up just a bit is a main road and most houses across the road have a river view as well. Well, there is a very modest little 1500 square foot, two bedroom, one […]

Something out of Nothing

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Tonight I thought I’d send out a little blog about making something out of nothing, hence the title.  I’m off to a great start. Look, we’ve all been there; a day or two or eight late on grocery shopping.  In all honesty I haven’t been feeling up to going to town anyways.  My dizziness has been more than less, I’ve had pretty constant headaches, but worst of all my fatigue has been huge.  It could […]

A Little Ketchup- or Catch Up

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Big Medical Words / Deep Thoughts About POTS / Sparkles & Rust / Uncategorized

I’ve been feeling rough lately.  I’m not big on whining, but my POTS has just been extra angry lately.  I’ve had some passing out and some near passing out.  My stomach has been extra touchy.  Eating, sometimes even a small amount, has caused a big dizziness problem while digesting.  Ugh.  It’s just frustrating when I have things I would love to do, but my daily goals have been precious little.  Yesterday I accomplished a shower.  […]