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

Five For Friday 11/2/12

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday, Thankful

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I have to be honest.  This was a tough week for me…a lot of fatigue, a lot of POTSiness, a lot of back and neck pain.  It was one of those weeks that I felt like I was in survival mode.  The good news is I made it through, taught all 5 days, and even survived our class’s Halloween party and picture day.

1.  Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT.  I worked out hard on mat exercises, the elliptical, recumbent bike, and Reformer. My PT also did some cranial work.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • 1 Annual Gyno appointment.  Lady parts checked out great.  Blood work was, as my doc said, “beautiful.”

2.  I FINALLY have permission to post this super EXCITING news!  I am going to be an Aunt again!  My sister, Kristen, is pregnant which means this little mama is going to become a big sister in May…

Congrats Kritt, Jake, and Cece!

3.  Halloween! I was a bumblebee this year.  It was so funny because so many of my parents and former parents came to the classroom to check out my costume and then would say, “Aww, I thought you’d be a ZEBRA!”  Since I was a zebra last year, I thought I would change it up, but I think from now on, zebra it is!  The bumblebee just seemed to throw too many people off  🙂

4. My heart goes out to everyone affected by Sandy.  When devastation like this happens, I feel like it is important to try to put the political stuff aside, and help if we can…To me, at the end of the day, this is neither a Democratic or Republican issue, but an AMERICAN issue.  Anything helps.

5.  This is the month to publicly express my gratitude attitude…My ThanksLIVING.  So here it goes:

Today and everyday, I am thankful for:

November 1:  My good health.  I am thankful for the ability to wake up in the morning and stand on my own two feet.  I am thankful that I went to the doctor on Wednesday and was told I was “healthy.”  I thought it was ironic at the time, but then I thought about it.  In the whole scheme of things, I am.

November 2:  That my district worked with me to allow me to teach half-time.  I am fully aware that this kind of situation is not allowed very often, and I thank my lucky stars everyday that the people who had the power to make the decision, made it, in order for me to teach in a way that I believe in, and to do what I love.

November 3: For weekends.  I am thankful for the time to recover and slow down.  Having weekends to rest keeps me functioning.

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