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invisible…

invisible…

Today marks the end of Invisible Illness Week and, as you may remember, October is Dysautonomia Awareness month. In the past I have helped organize events and fundraisers during the month of October, but didn’t get around to it this year. I’m setting it as an intention for next year. If you’ll bear with me, I’d like to tell you a story that illustrates why dysautonomia and invisible illness awareness are important to me. As you know, I recently traveled…

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rollin in my 6-4…

rollin in my 6-4…

You may remember from my last post that I purchased a new set of wheels for my birthday a few weeks ago. I had been dreading taking my shiny new ride out for a spin in public for reasons I understood but didn’t want to acknowledge. Is it vain to care what you look like pushing a walker, or is that just human nature? After a previous horrible DMV experience (really – are there any other kind?), I knew I wasn’t…

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happy fricken birthday to me…

happy fricken birthday to me…

My birthday was a couple weeks ago, so while I’m appreciative, you can skip the obligatory “happy birthday” comments. Just send money instead. Each year I like to buy myself a small gift for my birthday. I find it helps ease the pain of growing old. Past self-gifts have included little trinkets, a sweet treat, or – back in my younger “broke” days – the “expensive beer”, which typically meant anything other than Keystone Light. This year I thought I…

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the road is life: tips for traveling with a chronic illness…

the road is life: tips for traveling with a chronic illness…

Update:  After publishing this post, my fellow POTS blogger at With a Side of Salt alerted me to her post about airplane travel with POTS. It’s a fantastic, informative post, and I absolutely recommend you check it out here. – Linds —————- As you may remember, in my last post, chronic voyage, I discussed my recent unsatisfactory trip to the desert.  Traveling can be taxing for even the healthiest of individuals – it is no surprise it can be especially…

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