Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Today sucks less than yesterday! Nice.

And now for the long-awaited list of movie rec's. Peruse and enjoy. :-)

Drama: Answers to Nothing, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Blind Side, The Hours

Comedy: Madea Goes to Jail, Our Idiot Brother, Easy Virtue, Tower Heist, Twins, Kindergarten Cop

happy autumn,

Friday, September 21, 2012

5 Things

I'm not doing well. Fighting some kind of stomach bug that's got me nauseous 24/7. I've been super fatigued on the couch for three full days. But instead of focusing on the negative, I'm making lists of five things that make me happy.

1. My dog and her unconditional love.
2. Unexpected coupons.
3. Stamps.
4. Human trafficking victim/recovery made the front page of the Trib today!
5. My sock collection-- 150 pairs strong!

be well, and if you're not, be happy anyway.


Friday, September 14, 2012


I've been taking it easy -- very easy. But even so, I had a seizure Tuesday at the gym, and a seizure Wednesday in the car. And I've been feeling increasingly fatigued. Last night I slept 12 hours straight, got up to eat breakfast, and accidentally fell asleep on the couch for another hour. I have very little energy and it's expended very quickly. Could this be the return of the fall slide?

Despite all that, I'm visiting my sister at Illinois State this weekend. HOORAY! So excited.

Full list of movie rec's to come. I've been spending a lot of quality time on the couch. :-)

autumn breezes,

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Waking Up Is Hard To Do

The first and last hour of my days are utterly useless. I lie in bed, eyes flitting, wondering how long my thoughts will be pea soup. But I rather like pea soup, so eventually I get up to eat and write this.

Tests came back. MRI, EEG, Holter, and Glucose: all normal. Funny enough, I had a full-on (for me) seizure in the neurologist's office after she delivered the news. She is convinced (and we agree) that my episodes are not epileptic seizures, just a manifestation of autonomic dysfunction.

Speaking of POTS, we have set up a new treatment adventure. Dallas, here we come! Here's the link again, for Dr. Mary Kyprianou at the POTS Treatment Center. I will go through a two-week regimen, from October 22 to November 2. I need to read more about exactly what I'll be doing, but it includes biofeedback treatments, about 90 minutes each day. A friend of ours said it was the best thing she's done for her POTSy daughter. Hoping for some positive results!!

Right now I'm pretty limited. Couch-bound, but saving up energy to see friends every few days. Getting out and having fun -- SO important to maintaining a good outlook. Friends keep my mind off my health issues.

Just 6 1/2 weeks until we depart. Let's do this thing!