Just a "zebra" trying my best to live life to the fullest with EDS and POTS...and loving the ride.

Archive for September, 2011

In Honor of Memorial Day: An Essay to Remember

Written by Katie. Posted in Family, Favorites, Inspiration

I have talked with quite a few family members about the power and emotion that is evoked from this piece.  I have gone back and re-read it over and over again.  Some of you have already read it, but I know that some of you have not.  My sister’s boyfriend, Gabe, had posted this essay as a comment on a post I did about “What are awesome things in your world?”  After reading his comment for like the 37484 time tonight, I finally decided that it belonged in it’s own post.  It is something that I want to document so that I can go back and read it whenever I need a dose of what honor is all about.

An Ode to My Thighs

Written by Katie. Posted in About Me, Favorites, Thankful

To My Lovely Thighs:

When I started gymnastics, I quickly realized that I was one of the gymnasts with “the big thighs”.  I grew to hate you.  Through elementary school, through middle and high school, and through college, I always wished you would go away and I would magically wake up with skinny girl legs. 

Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional. ~Buddhist Proverb

Written by Katie. Posted in Prolotherapy

Round 8 of prolotherapy.  Check!

Because yesterday was a half-day for elementary students in our district, Brad and I decided to go to Mishawaka for my appointment the night before.  Brad is from Canton and has been going to the same dentist all of his life.  He needed dental work done so he made an appointment for yesterday afternoon.  Therefore, our plan was to get out of school, drive to Canton for Brad’s dentist appointment, and then drive to Indiana for my prolo appointment (which was this morning).