k, so, this morning I woke up...and I felt halfway decent! So I thought I'd try a few minutes on the stationary bike...and 20 minutes later, I still felt decent! Revolutionary! (Oh, I am SO full of puns.)
And then I was totally hyper for almost 2 hours! Aah! I cleaned my room a little! I unpacked a little! I carried my own laundry all the way downstairs! It kinda felt I'd been injected with 10 pots of coffee! I almost felt like my old self. Well, maybe my old self on a crazy caffeine jolt. (Plus nausea, some abdominal pain, eye dryness and oversensitivity to light and sound.)
Then the clock struck 11:15 and I crashed. Bummer. It was like the wind was knocked out of me. Spent the next 3 hours in bed with all the old symptoms. :(
A few more Dr's appt highlights:
- Neck trauma may or may not have led to POTS
- No sodium tablets or magnesium supplements for now; again, trying to add naturally in diet
- Many POTS patients find the transition into summer their worst time of year.
Best part about today: I found my collection of drawings saved from the kids I used to babysit. :D I'm so glad I labeled their priceless works of art with the original titles. One five-year-old's meticulous depiction of squares, triangles, and circles is aptly named "Definitely Not Shapes." I also like the scribble one called "The Babysitter Sleeping."