About this Blog

~Hi, my name is Courtney. I was a full time college student, starting to be a dancer, and used to work with kids part time, living on my own until my illness disabled me.
~I became sick in 2005. I created this blog in the summer of 2006 to record my "headache" diary and to see if anyone finds it interesting.
~12/2006 I lost my job then after, failed a year of college.
~2/2007 Dx Lyme Disease with Bartonella: prescribed 8 months of oral antibiotics. I'm not even sure if I ever had the Lyme Disease.
~11/2007 The doctor took me off medicines while I was still improving but not fully recovered.
~6/2008 Dx Chiari I Malformation by a neurosurgeon in Beverly Hills.
~8/2008 Decompression and Lamenectomy helped 80% of my problems.
~2/2009 Dx Hypermobility by an Orthopedic Surgeon/School Doc: Started PT, dancing, going to school and working.
~6/2009 Started working full time as an Infant-Toddler teacher, which requires lifting. Dancing part time, maybe I'll finish school eventually...lol
~12/2009 Dx Chronic Sinusitis: Stopped dancing due to constant infections.
~2/2010 Sinus Surgery & complication: Severe Epistaxis: Became severely anemic.
~3/2010: Dx Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: by Geneticist
~4/2011: Switched jobs, now work at a Pre-K teacher for 3 and 4 year olds. Less lifting!
~5/2011: Started PT and exercising again

Saturday, June 17, 2006


so it turns out i'm allergic to weeds trees and cocaroaches.
why does it take 2 years for a doctor to refer me to a stinkin allergist? why does it take 2 years of complaining? I should sue for emotional distress! now i'm on meds so i shouldnt get sick so often! geez. and even though i gave my work plenty of doctors notes that is one of the main reasons why "they don't have any availability for me next year". whatever!
so i need a new job. i was looking anyways. i hate people. they are so selfish. (not all people). but i try to do nice things, care for them, not put blame on anyone, create peace, i don't rat anyone out, i give them hugs when they need them, and what do they do? spit in my face practically.
its a good thing i was at least greatly appreciated by the parents of the children i worked with this year.
i learned everything from those preschoolers. and i learned being nice doesnt get you anywhere. its a good thing i'm working for the lord. and i only have 4 more days of hell on earth. (those kids fill me up and they are worth it.)

i have a few job options though, there is a slight possiblity at the preschool at church, an early ed center (i'm calling on monday to schedule an interview), and another ta position for 3 hours a day. oh yeah, LA's Best afterschool program. i wont know about that one till august. and then theres Starbucks. Woopie!

and that is only 2 out of three headaches thats been figured out. 1)scoliosis and pinched nerve in my neck, 2) allergies, 3) ????????
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