• Diagnoses time

    A further look into a life of P.O.T.S

    (This post contains affiliate links, please see disclosure policy for more information) What Is P.O.T.S?? One of the diagnoses that I have is called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome otherwise known as P.O.T.S for short. This is a long word that basically means my body does not get enough blood flow going when I stand up and can result in my body doing a variety of different things. Your heart rate can increase within the second of standing up (normally this is a 30 rate increase or more) For example let’s say my heart rate normally runs in the 60’s when I am sitting down, well when I stand up my…

  • Chronic Illness

    A day in the Emergency Room

    On Friday, I ended up in the Emergency room a place that I hardly ever go too because when you have a chronic illness you get treated quite differently.  Although let me back up a second, I went to the ER because I was having pain, but not just any kind of pain, this was severe stabbing in my lower abdomen followed by cramping. I was bent over and could barely stand up straight, that is when I called the doctors office and guess what the nurse told me?? You got it! “You need to get to the ER immediately, there is something going on and you need to be…

  • Give it all back to God

    Changing water into wine in our lives

    Today, I read a story in the bible that talked about Jesus turning water into wine. Now I am sure at one time or another we all have heard this story, or someone has made a remark about Jesus turning water into wine.. walking on water and what not. Anyways, today I read John 2, but this time instead of just skimming through it, because I already know the story and I have heard it myself before. I actually read it a few times and really want to tell you all what I think of it and just tell you how incredible this story really is!! The beginning of John…

  • Appointments

    When should you switch to a different doctor?

    Sitting in a waiting room, nervously waiting to see the new specialist or doctor that you have found yourself or been referred too.  You have seen so many doctors and a lot of them have dismissed your symptoms, they have made you think that everything is in your head. That there is absolutely nothing wrong with you and that your making things up?? Have any of you had this? I feel like we all have at one time or another because there are doctors out there that just want to do the bare minimum, they treat you like a number instead of a patient. This does happen, that does not…