VIM & VIGR Stylish Compression Socks Review

stylish compression socks

Recently, I tried VIM & VIGR compression socks, and my honest verdict is that I really really love them! If you’re looking for stylish compression socks with fun and fashionable patterns plus all the benefits of compression, then these are the socks for you!  I have been waiting for someone…

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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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12 Ways to Manage Pain With Chronic Illness

Pain is an unfortunate and often devastating symptom many must face when chronically ill. At its worst, it can leave you on the sidelines instead of living your life to the fullest. Coming up with a plan to manage this pain with chronic illness can be a frustrating task, especially…

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9 Tips For Monitoring Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Self-monitoring blood pressure and heart rate at home

Self-monitoring blood pressure and heart rate is an important factor in monitoring multiple aspects of your health. It’s even more important if you have a chronic illness that affects either of these values or if you already have high or low blood pressure. Even training athletes can benefit from self-monitoring…

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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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Getting Through Bad Days When Chronically Ill

Bad days are bound to happen with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and other chronic illnesses, no matter where you are in treatment. It’s hard to accept bad days when you’re amid a slew of them. It’s even harder, in my experience, to get through bad days after a long…

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