moving in a heatwave with POTS

Moving Out of NYC in a Heatwave

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: Heat is my number one enemy when it comes to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Even when I’m feeling good and not dealing with bad symptoms, all it takes is a little (or a lot, in the case of a few weeks…

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ways to treat nausea at home

8 Ways to Treat Nausea at Home

Nausea. In my opinion, it’s the worst. There are a lot of things I can deal with when it comes to my body. But feeling sick to my stomach and throwing up are two things that make me the most miserable. Having already had a few surgeries in my life,…

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Chronic illness day bag of essentials

What’s in My Chronic Illness Day Bag?

Warmer weather and summer are here, bringing vacations, day trips, and other fun adventures with them. Mike and I are big fans of taking day trips on the weekends. It gives us a chance to explore somewhere new in New York City or within a reasonable traveling distance outside of…

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Traveling with POTS to Acadia National Park

Traveling With POTS: Acadia National Park

This week, I returned to New York City after a weeklong trip with my sister to Acadia National Park in Maine. And I can’t say enough how much of an amazing trip this was! My sister and I had always talked about going on a cross-country trip together, and while…

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I Got Engaged and Then I Got COVID

Hi, friends! What exciting and terrible news I have to share in today’s blog! I don’t typically post much about my personal life, but when major life news and things that affect my health happen, I open up to share with you all. As this blog’s title alludes to, I’ve…

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pots diagnosis reflection

How I’m Doing 3 Years After My POTS Diagnosis

April is a memorable month for me. And not just because I love spring and fresh flower blossoms and a world thawing from winter. The month also marks an important anniversary for me. Can you guess it from this post’s title? It’s when I received my POTS diagnosis and put…

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pro tips for living with POTS

My Best Pro Tips for Living With POTS 

It’s been almost three years since I was diagnosed with POTS. Sometimes, I need to do things differently than the way I used to before my life with POTS. And you know what? That’s OK. The biggest thing I’ve learned since my diagnosis is that I needed to become a…

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tips to prepare for a doctor's appointment

7 Tips to Prepare For a Doctor’s Appointment

Hi, friends! Today I want to talk about how to prepare for a doctor’s appointment, especially if it’s the first visit with a new doctor. Going to a new doctor can cause anxiety for some (like me!). Whether you’ve waited a long time for your appointment, or you’re worried about…

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running with POTS

How I Got Back to Running With POTS

If you put the words “running” and “POTS” together, it looks and sounds a bit contradictory. They are two words that don’t seem to go together, given what POTS is and the taxing nature of running. But running with POTS, at least in my experience, doesn’t have to be impossible…

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Preparing for the holidays with chronic illness

Handling The Holidays With A Chronic Illness

It’s the holiday season! This really is my favorite time of the year. I hate winter and the cold, but I love the magic of the season and all the fun holiday-themed activities. But this time of year also means that we attend or host gatherings. And sometimes, all these…

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