I recently had an appointment with Dr N to go over the results of my food allergy testing. There are four reaction levels (allergy levels) for the skin test (well, five I suppose if you decide to count “no reaction” as a level): +1, +2, +3, +4. Levels 1 and 2 are not allergies yet,…… Continue reading The Four Levels of Food He… Allergies. I Meant Allergies.
On Saturday, August 22nd, we went to the Natural History Museum. We have a membership, so we can get in for free anytime we want. I didn’t actually feel too fantastic, but I REALLY wanted to see the Mythic Creatures exhibit! The MC exhibit opened on my birthday (March 19), and is leaving either this…… Continue reading Mermaids and Griffins and Dragons, Oh My!
http://myheart.net/pots-syndrome/ This article contains a lot of information about POTS. It is also the largest survey of POTS patients ever conducted, with over 900 respondents. I haven't read the entire thing yet (fatigue and headache, so will need to finish later), but I really wanted to share it with all of you!
I have a problem. A sock problem. Yes, you read that correctly… socks. What in the world is a sock problem? I’m obsessed with “fun” socks. I don’t care about basic socks, I like patterned, crazy colored, and unusual socks! How many socks make a problem? Well, according to Dan, it’s the amount of socks that…… Continue reading The Sock Problem
So, I wanted this post to be entirely written from Dan’s perspective, but he isn’t comfortable with doing that. He wanted me to do it Mad-Libs style for him… but I’m not comfortable doing that. What am I going to do instead? Well, I’m going to do it survey style. By writing out questions that…… Continue reading Post-Surgery Update: Dan’s Perspective
I’m sorry that I don’t have time for a long post… I need to be waking up in just over four hours. Blogging has been something I really enjoy, and not having had time to post has been rough. But, I can at least give you a quick update about today and my feelings about…… Continue reading Class, Surgery, Life, Anxiety… The List Goes On…
The last few days have been pretty crazy, which is why I’ve been missing in action. I do apologize! I have been really enjoying my blogging, and I am hoping to get a good post up tomorrow, then have Dan get up some posts while I recover from surgery. Saturday: We have museum memberships, which…… Continue reading Oops! M.I.A. Lizz…
Going to the museum tomorrow (super excited! we've been meaning to go for months now for special exhibits). Fantastic, except I can't get to sleep... I even took a Tramadol... which usually helps me get to sleep pretty quickly. If nothing else, it'll make me sleep very soundly. And I'm dead tired because I'm fighting… Continue reading Insomnia is Always Unwelcome
I had my pre-op appointment yesterday. My heart kept racing, and I was having a very difficult time calming it down, even with Dan being completely ridiculous in his attempt to distract me 😛 I think my heart kept panicking because everyone kept using the word “surgery.” Yes, that is what it is, and I’m…… Continue reading The PreOp Highlights
I was just looking at this photo again (I think it’s really cute, so I made it my Facebook profile photo), and I noticed something interesting: You can totally see which rib is out of place… again. My rib was actually slightly more pronounced originally, but it was more like a small ball shoved under…… Continue reading My Rib is Defecting… Again