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Amazing and less amazing accomplishments and tasks

Something out of Nothing

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Deep Thoughts About POTS / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Uncategorized

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 […]

What Happens in Vegas Ends up on the Blog

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Bobby Pins & Bullets / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Uncategorized

I believe that is how the saying goes.  That or ‘What happens in Vegas ends up on YouTube.’ Not to worry folks; we left our mark. Tom and I arrived on Thursday afternoon and checked into the Mirage.  We had a lovely volcano-view room, so that was fun.  We had a burger and milkshake for dinner our first night.  We went to LVB (Las Vegas Burger).  It was a great introduction to the price of […]

My Guide to Las Vegas with POTS and Other Forms of Dysautonomia

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Big Medical Words / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Oxygen-y Stuff / Uncategorized

So you want the bright light city to set your soul, set your soul on fire, eh? Here is my little guide to surviving with POTS. Water Pack it, or plan to bring a small fortune to stay hydrated.  The other option is to learn to like tap water.  Bottles of water on average were anywhere between $3.50 to $6.  These are for 20 oz bottles, not even big bottles.  Some hotels had vending machines with bottled […]

My Coffee Bar- Including a How-To DIY Photo Transfer Onto Wood

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Chronic-Girl Crafts / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This

Welcome friends.  I told you I had been working on a project.  For the last couple of weeks I’ve been busy making décor for my new coffee bar.  This area had previously been a place where random papers and garbage and tools and mail and everything else collected.  Now it is a beautiful coffee bar, not to mention I have more counter space too! Ok, onto the pictures. First I did a fun coffee painting that would […]

Two-A-Day of Doctor’s Appointments & 8 Little Magic Words

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Big Medical Words / Deep Thoughts About POTS / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Uncategorized

A couple days ago I had two appointments.  Not my favorite, but at least I only had to get all ready and leave the house once. First up, falcon doctor (also known as nutraceutical and genetic doctor).  Sad news, he is currently falcon-less.  I asked where Mr. Fritz was and he said, “He’s gone.  He took off for the ladies.  Bros before hoes man.  He totally broke bro-code.”  That’s a direct quote, obviously.  He makes me […]

I’m Doing a Thing- Slowly

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Deep Thoughts About POTS / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This

A valuable lesson I’ve learned since this whole POTS diagnosis and life change is this: to see growth, we must look at a larger section of time.  Everything is trickier and harder and takes longer.  Even the POTS specialist I saw said I could gradually add minutes onto my recumbent biking over years.  He said the word ‘years’.  That should have struck me at the time as just how slow any change happens with my […]

Watch My Latest Painting Come to Life

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Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Uncategorized

For my most recent painting, I did something kind of fun.  I took pictures of it in each phase along the way so you could watch it come to life. I had a custom order and was given a picture to paint.  The picture wasn’t very bright, but had a gorgeous layer of fog in the background floating over an old church.  Like always I used acrylic paint.  The main colors I used were raw […]

Health Challenge Results

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Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Physical Therapy & Exercise

Well my six-week health challenge officially ended. Here is my workout board I used to log my workouts.  Each little colored square is an exercise I did.  That’s a LOT for this allergic-to-heart-rate-raising-activities girl! Here are my thoughts and results from the challenge: I am super proud of myself for being pretty strong with food choices (I gave up coffee creamer for six weeks!) and also working out as much as I did. After a couple […]

My New Mobility Device; To Be MOBILE in the SNOW

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Funny Farm Stuff / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Uncategorized

If you didn’t put that cryptic title together, I’ll help you.  We got a snowmobile.  Nothing fancy, just an old machine that works enough to haul us around. That husband of mine is always looking out for me.  Yes some could see this recent purchase as a toy for him, but honestly he did get this for me to be able to get around a bit on our property in the snow. With our newest […]