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

Monday, April 13, 2009

i have to just laugh

"i can cry about it or just laugh at those who cant scratch the middle of their back..." haha.

the pain sucks. hypermobility or eds3 sucks. my spine feels like a collapsing accordion. i have to just laugh at it though, cuz im gonna deal with it the rest of my life...

Monday, April 06, 2009

Drs....aye aye aye

I went to the doctor here at my school. He was an orthopedic surgeon. I went to get a simple PT referral so insurance can pay for it. He had an assistant and was moving my arms around and knees and thumbs etc to show him how I "move" and "sublux". Same thing happened at PT last Thursday. Hopefully this helps, PT. My mom knows a holistic healer type person who sounds interesting. I might try that too :)
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