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Thoughts and reflections

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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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.  […]

Today’s Independent Medical Exam: What I Wish I Could Have Said

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Ooh boy, how long until self control goes out of style? Today I had my independent medical exam.  So I’m on disability through social security, but what I am currently trying to get approved for is the ability to access my retirement fund now because I have essentially retired due to disability.  So this is the money that I paid in during my time in law enforcement.  It’s really not much because I only had […]

The Guilt of Being too Sick to Say Yes

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Look, my family and friends are usually really, REALLY understanding about when I’m too sick to go or do something.  Carter is 8 and he is usually really dang understanding too, well as understanding as an 8 year old can be. Yesterday was rough. Tom had to sleep after work the night before so I had planned a fun morning/afternoon with Carter and one of his friends. First, we met for lunch at a yummy […]

Total Eclipse of Pain- Does the Eclipse Effect Health?

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Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you knew that today was the total solar eclipse (or for us the 92% eclipse).  This made plenty of people completely lose their minds.  Some people drove hundreds of miles and paid thousands of dollars for a spot to sit and watch the 5 minute eclipse in the path of totality.  Some people paid insane amounts of money for eclipse glasses. A few notes about this: Every […]

The Day Wheat Bran Betrayed Me

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We have a deal.  Wheat Bran is supposed to be the one thing that I don’t throw up.  Now it’s the one thing that I usually don’t throw up, because it broke the pact.  Two days ago I woke up in excruciating pain.  I don’t like to discuss pain and talk about it a whole lot because I feel like everyone has pain in different ways and talking about it sometimes leads to the comparison […]

Fight or Flight or Faint

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Fight or flight is a function of the autonomic nervous system.  My autonomic nervous system is confused and faulty.  A few days ago I was outside working to clean the garage with Tom and Carter.  I did a few trips on the stairs taking things to the basement.  I came back out to the garage and rested a bit before moving over to the deck to move the chairs.  I picked up one and got […]