Health Update July 2020: MALS Diagnosis

This year has been nothing short of madness, as I’m sure you can agree. Everything that’s happened in the past six months since my last update (check-up at Cleveland Clinic) has me feeling like I’ve been dropped into another life. There have been countless changes, so many new challenges to…

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My Experience Buying a Rowing Machine

Rowing machine for exercising with POTS

That’s right, I purchased a rowing machine! I’ve thought about doing this for a while and even had one of my former professors recommend it, but I never took the plunge and got one. However, multiple factors came together recently that made NOW the perfect time to commit to buying…

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Exploring the Finger Lakes National Forest

My sister visited from North Carolina this past week and having her–and her dog, Forrest–home was wonderful! We had many fun adventures together during her stay, but our adventure on her last day here was my favorite. We explored the Finger Lakes National Forest, and everything about it was magical!…

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How to Stop Negative Self-Talk With Chronic Illness

As someone with a chronic illness, I know how difficult it can be to maintain a good quality of life with such conditions. Whether we’re dealing with symptoms daily, balancing home life, relationships, and work with our health, or visiting doctor’s offices day in and day out, after a while,…

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20 Fun Things To Do At Home

I know I am not the only one feeling a bit stir crazy right about now. With no idea how long I could be in social isolation in New York, I’ve had to come up with some creative ways to keep my sanity throughout this process. So, here are some…

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Change Your Perspective to Transform Your Life

Perspective. This one word holds so much power, not just for people with chronic illness, but for everyone. If we can change the way we choose to view ourselves, the world, and everything in it, we can transform the way we experience life.  Sounds simple, right? In reality–as I’m sure…

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Living With POTS: 6 month Cleveland Clinic Update

It’s official: I’ve been living with a POTS diagnosis for about six months now. So, naturally, I went to Cleveland Clinic for my six-month check-up last week. The last time I was in Cleveland was in November for a Shared Medical Appointment (SMA), which is basically a supportive and educational…

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