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

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

think i should update? :-)

so yeah im not pregnant. it turns out my monthly was coming and i ran out of my antidepressants so i had a withrdawl. duh! anyways, i worked 6 1/2 hours and marie callenders today and will probably tomorrow. yay! thats the best! woo hoo.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

lethargic update

I havent updated in a long time because Ive been doing really well. The last 2 weeks i had alot of headaches because of stress, but they are not debilitating which is key. Thats gone but now its replaced with mild/moderate fatigue in the afternoons. Now the last few days Ive been depressed too. Last night I got a migraine. so im hoping I'm pregnant. which is what I hoped before my surgery too because that means my body is normal and I only have to deal with this craziness for a little while. If Im not pregnant then I'm so frustrated because my antidepressants arent working and I have to find the source of my problems. Ugh!

Other than that Ive been doing pretty great. Again not 100% but there are so many instances where I remember the same situation being in agony like climbing stairs.
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