Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Uprising - Muse

Some improvement with the weather and swimming. I read 10 whole pages today! Nice brain.

Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of my POTS diagnosis. I have no concept of how much time has passed. Leaving Thursday to drive with my mom and sister to Toledo, and we'll see Dr. Beverly on Friday morning (Good Friday?! =]) I don't know what she'll say or do, but I know I can take anything.

My brother's going to Japan for six months...in eight hours. Mario Party? I think so.

One year closer to recovery,

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Headlines Read Out - We The Kings

Lots of abdominal pain last week; I couldn't stomach anything. Nightmares too. No fun! Doing okay now. Got my tilt-training up to 45 minutes.

Anthony got kicked off Project Runway. (What's with that?) His natural sense of humor will be missed most of all.

You know, I blame Beyonce for everything that go wrong in my life.

It's something about her song...that will make you think, first of all, that you are a size 4; that you can conquer the world, and that, I don't know, you are all-powerful.

Do you think Beyonce has a song for the people who can't find jobs...or the interview you didn't do so well in? Does she do any songs about that?"

Hope you all are doing well and enjoying some sunshine!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Invisible Touch - Genesis

The Emma Trevor Institute of Thought and Design midterm grades:

Making fun of Ryan Seacrest - A
Gaining weight - F
Choreography, stage/lighting/costume design - B, C
Applying character analysis; narrative analysis; movement-, scene-, and beat analysis...to the real world of cartoon movies - A
Decorating the Institute - D
Functioning at all - D-
Lina Lamont impression - A FLAT!

Dean's List,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Skylark - Bobby Darin

Yesterday was better. On short notice I got to witness for my mom's clients' signing. Woot. I am over 18 and can write my name! I was wiped out after from sitting up, but it was fun. I miss the world.

Tilt-training: 30 min. Tired. Getting back to the heavy-salt diet. "We are noodle folk. Broth runs through our veins."


Monday, March 22, 2010

Africa - Straight No Chaser

Tilt-training: 26 minutes. Feet hurt.

Balto is awesome. Sled dogs, two polar bears, and a Russian goose named Uncle Boris... sounds like a cure to me.

[swoon] "He's positively...magnesium!" haha.

Started magnesium supplements. Go!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

We Are Connected - Amy Walker

Tilt-training: 20 minutes. Feeling: Pain, foggy.

Truth: I enjoyed The Simpsons Movie.

Further truth: Tomorrow it is likely I will forget having seen it, believing that the music and lyrics to "Spider-Pig" is my own original work. Apologies for recent events regarding "What's Love Got To Do With It" and, yet again, the theme from "Jurassic Park."

You think I'm joking. No, no.

ay karumba,

P.S. - Health care reform bill passes in the House! :-)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fearless - Colbie Caillat

Benign: cool.

Snow: not cool.

Tilt-training: 11 minutes. Dizzy and awful vision.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Something Beautiful - Need to Breathe

Had the biopsy (just a precaution). Recovering. It didn't hurt much, just extra tired. Doc says he's certain it's nothing to worry about.

Will visit San Diego again next month. Yay! Gonna talk to all the who's-who about special housing accommodations. Yeah, that's right. I'm special.

Thinking of all my Snowballers this weekend. [your favorite catchphrase here!]

31 flavors,

Monday, March 15, 2010


It is my privilege to inform you...I have been accepted into the University of San Diego freshman class of 2014!

Details are for later! Happy day! God is good!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Heal Over - KT Tunstall

My ear's giving me trouble. Terribly fatigued. Just pushing through. There's a light at the end of this tunnel!


The Proposal (movie) - stupid

Food Inc. - new favorite documentary! A must-see.

Project Runway (reality show) - Best-structured contest show ever. So much focus on the creation instead of the judging. Seth Aaron for the win.

(500) days of Summer (movie) - melancholy yet charming.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beauty In The World - Macy Gray

Got an appt to see Beverly...in 3 weeks! [Note: we have been on Grubb's waiting list for 6 months.] Looking forward to new treatment ideas. Anybody tried erythropoietin (EPO) injections?

Eyes are weak. Later!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Far Far - Yael Naim

Bad couple of days. Nor reacting well to this fog. Nightmares, exhausted, confused. Breathing is more difficult.

It's not over til the fat lady sings. I've lost 25 pounds.

It ain't over, folks. It sho' ain't over.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Where Are You Going - Dave Matthews Band

Tests back.

Lyme, negative. Vitamin D, Thiamin, Iron levels, etc, normal. Ultrasound next week, no biggie. Best news is that we're officially on Beverly's calendar for next month! Ohio, kids. This office is the center of the POTS world. My 20th doctor and 6th state. We're gonna work this out.

In the meantime, happy to have above-freezing temperatures and sunshine!

love and baked goods,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Think of You - A Fine Frenzy

Today: Saw my cardio electrophysiologist. Frustrated with my case. Recommends a visit to Dr. Grubb's office in Ohio. Hoping to reach Beverly Karabin, RN.

Running some numbers, took 5 vials of blood. Not so bad. New nurses, particularly male ones, are so funny.

"So. We're gonna like, draw some blood now."
"Coooool. Yeah. Are you nervous?"
"Nah. I'm a pro [at getting blood taken]."
"Oh." [Uncomfortable. Obviously he is NOT a pro at taking blood.]

"Are you doing okay?"
"Cool. That's...cool."

"So you're not like, light-headed or anything, like?"
"Cool. And you're like, good to go, cool?"
"Okay, thanks."
"Alriiite. Cool."

Will write again when I get the results. Poor new guy. I shouldn't make fun. It's just too, like, easy.

Arrested Development is hysterical!