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

Thursday, October 25, 2007

no more antibiotics

been off antibiotics for aweek now. i feel like i did like 9 months after i think i got sick. doc thinks i still feel bad because antibiotics are like poisons. if you didnt know my illness began a steady incline about 2 years ago and i started treatment in february.

i felt crappy tonight but i'mpretty functional besides the post traumatic stress from the whole thing and occasional crappiness (every other day to every day). and i just started jogging around my small block. my goal is by tuesday to be able to run around comfortably once. and next week move to twice around.

any advice? i'm telling my doc tomorrow that i still feelcrappy. i def wouldnt be able to work. but if what he is tellingme is right then i'm defintely on my way.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

depersonalization and derealization

anyone get this? it seems like i've been in it for a couple of weeks now. and i'm slowly out of it. i dunno really. i cant remember.

anyways, its like the world is flat, i have this thick cloud around my head and i can only see in a tunnel vision. i used to love watching things like the sunset but it seems i cant see it. when i lose stuff i feel like i cant see things to find them. like my peripheral vision is shot.

also i feel like my senses have decreased drastically. touch for example. its all slowly coming back so i'm feeling more optimistic. there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
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