This blog is dedicated to tracking symptoms and to reach out to others who are suffering.
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