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

Sunday, February 22, 2009

body pain

this morning i wake feeling sad/dull. then i survey my body and notice my whole body hurts, pins and needles. my head hurts too. its mild but enough to ruin the happy me. its time to take this seriously. ive been avoiding doing anything really health related since the beginning of the year for a couple of reasons. ive been through some drastic life changes, and because i was overjoyed with the ability to go to school, work, and have a social life. its changing for me again, i see.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

to be honest

i feel like im getting worse. my eyes have been hurting for 3-4 weeks now, ive tried lots of things to help it and it seems like its only improving slightly. now tonight my upper spine feels sensitive. i'm trying to figure out the cause, if its me or what. i dont know. im going to keep track of my symptoms daily for now on.
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