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

Saturday, July 09, 2011

spider bites

got more now. 3 on my foot, two on my shoulder and one on my other elbow!. they are definitely spider bites because 1)I've had bedbugs before and their bites and they tend to be smaller and there would be more of them in one area such as my leg or something. 2) I feel a pinch and stinging feeling in the area I find the bite. 3) the middle feels hard and painful but everything around it itches. 4) It scabs over after like 5-6 days. 5) looks like bulls-eye bites where the middle is red and a little white then red again. 6) my mom helped me clean my apartment last week and killed like 5 spiders in the process...

I'm highly allergic to them and it sucks. 3-4 benadryl a night relieves the all over itching, tightness in my chest, and congestion. I still get itchy where the old bites are....
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