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happy POTSiversary to me…

happy POTSiversary to me…

I’m going to tell you a story about the woman in this photo.     This was taken a little over six years ago. She woke up after a restless sleep, like every other night that year. After donning some yoga pants and a sweatshirt, throwing her hair in a messy ponytail, and staring at her makeup-less face in the mirror for a few minutes, she gazed┬ásilently out the window while her boyfriend drove her to the hospital. Her thoughts…

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in the beginning…

in the beginning…

Today is my POTSiversary. What is a “POTSiversary” you might ask? It’s the totally clever way of saying it’s my illness anniversary! Three years ago today I underwent a tilt table test and was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), a form of dysautonomia. Prior to that, I was diagnosed with ME/CFS and a mild case of gastroparesis. I still do not know what has caused my POTS. I don’t even know if something has to have caused it,…

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