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

Five For Friday 6/14/13

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

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1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT.  Elliptical, floor exercises, Pilates leg springs, arm bike, & anti-gravity treadmill.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • 2 Dance Practices.
  • I started seeing a new OMM doctor this week at Michigan State’s OMM clinic.  To start, I will be seeing him every couple of weeks to try and get a handle on my ribs and cranial work. I was really excited to hear that his specialty is cranial OMM, which happens to be what I need most.  It never ceases to amaze me how a good cranial session can help control my POTS symptoms.  Further, no matter what doctor I see these days, it seems I always learn something new about myself.  At this appointment I learned that my diaphragm doesn’t work like it should when I breathe, so I was given breathing homework. I am supposed to lay down with my hand over my stomach for a few minutes each day and breathe in and out using my diaphragm instead of my chest.  He thinks if I get in the habit of breathing more this way, that I will have less soreness, tension, and overall pain in my upper back and neck.

2.  I spent each day this week packing up my classroom and going to icollaborate meetings with the other early childhood teachers in my building.  Yesterday I was checked out and done by noon and so, so ready to begin summer vacation!

3.  I signed the contract this week for Life as a Zebra Foundation’s third annual benefit concert!  Save the date! April 12, 2014 at Kellogg Center (in the newly renovated Big 10 Room and the Auditorium). Super stoked!

4. The basement organization project has officially begun! 11 bags and counting made their way to Goodwill this week.  I’m hoping to keep the momentum going.  How does one accumulate so much stuff so fast!?

5. Last night my parents, Allie and I went with friends to see Triple Lindy, a super fun 80’s cover band.  I cannot think of a better way to kick off summer than with live music, barefoot dancing in the grass, with family and friends on a warm, summer Michigan night. Ahhh.






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