ANDY KAPLAN TREATS POTS!
Andy Kaplan speaks my language, brutha! AHH!!
Once upon a time, yesterday, my mom went to her high school reunion. One cool dude, Andy Kaplan, currently lives in Arizona. He's a heart surgeon. But WHOA!!! AHH!!! Holy small world of major autonomic dysfunction, Batman, HE TREATS POTS!!!!
Andy Kaplan, that is. Not Batman.
AHHHHHHHHH this is so great! Can you tell I'm excited? BIG DEAL!! Almost NO one has even HEARD of POTS...and long-lost high school buddy comes out of the woodwork and is just full of advice! :) Dr. K is so so so SOOOO much more knowledgeable (and helpful!) than the current (stupid) doctor. I can't even believe it! I'm so grateful to have his insight! My mom said it was so amazing talking to him...first person EVER to really know what the heck we're talking about.
- Try the Midodrine again -- this time 3x a day
- Fluorinef 2x/day
- Keep swimming
- Wear compression stockings. Even though I don't have pooling, it'll help my bloodflow.
- "Tilt-training" -- stand up against a wall every day, a little more each time. Says it's crucial to reconditioning and "resetting" the body's functions.
Swam today. Tired. (From the other day... *Minor correction* ... apparently 32 laps = 1 mile ... not 32 lengths. Oops. Ha. Well, I swam half a mile!)
HIGH-FIVE, ANDY KAPLAN!