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Briefing-Time to Check in

In the dispatching world briefing is pretty dang important.  Especially when you take over the radio console and have ongoing calls already happening (which is almost always).  517 more words


They Had Told Me That I Was Well.

It’s crazy how much chronic illness can mess with your mind, both in the physiological and psychological sense.

I’ve been reflecting a lot lately as my overall health has worsened and spun far out of my control. 874 more words


POTS mini conference...

Great news! If any of you are located near southern California, I highly recommend you check this out!

CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) is offering a great POTS conference on December 3-4, 2016 in Orange, California. 186 more words

Chronic Illness

October 19th - London Autonomic Unit - Day 3

Day 3 had arrived! My final day of testing… for now. If you ever wondered what it feels like to be dragged through an exercise test when exercise intolerance is one of your most troubling symptoms… well, it’s difficult. 783 more words

Chronic Illness

Keep On Keeping On

Sigh, one of the most difficult things about having a chronic illness is all the new things you develop. My illness started with POTS, but has expanded into an array of new symptoms and syndromes. 226 more words


That Time I Forgot About My Body's Limitations

The current town my husband and I live in is home to one of the state’s most popular universities with a very popular football team (unlike our tiny, football-less alma mater). 1,140 more words

Chronic Illness

I am the monster you created

As of late October I am still fielding daily emails from the county I work for and the graduate school I attend about one simple accommodation I need for my disability: air conditioning. 1,608 more words