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, June 04, 2009


so its been a few months since my last post. thats probably a good sign. I am doing well, except i had to move and find a new job and my car broke down and my bike was stolen. But now im walking/busing it to work which is pretty much down the street and i dont have to pay gas or insurance or car maintnence and i love where i live and who i live with. anyways, ask far as health stuff goes, i got sick my second week on the job with bronchitis and a bad cold. took the meds and felt better. for the last few days my chest has felt really tight so i went to the doctor and had a breathing treatment. no asthma or pneumonia. and i got an inhaler.

my back and neck pain is on and off and my coworker is always wondering if i can "handle" the job because i sigh alot throughout the day and rest my back as much as possible. she doesnt understand obviously but im being patient. walking helps my back and so does ice and heat, rest etc. as well as being with friends. ive stopped PT again this time cuz i cant get there and I am broke and still owe them 65 dollars. sucks.

not sure what helped tonight, the 2 cheeseburgers, the double shot latte, or the 3 doses of albuteral in a 3 hour period. we shall see. Im considering trying the gluten free diet just to see what happens. But it's still in the air.
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