Knock on Wood
Last week, I triumphantly and arrogantly declared that I know longer suffer from POTS. Maybe that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. After all, my heart rate is always just where it should be. On the other hand this isn’t quite over *sigh. I’m again starting to suffer from pretty consistent major nausea. I had to lay on the floor during tai chi again, and go home early. The good news is that it’s not a show stopper. I can still make it through an 8 hour day, which is pretty fabulous. On the other hand, my Sifu pointed out that I’ve still got a problem. He’s right. Getting better is great, but if it’s still putting limitations on my life, it isn’t gone.
My current game plan is to continue going for the small improvements when I see them. My current health is built on many improvements of various size, and each one matters. My boxing coach is teaching me to relax my solar plexus when I breath. This may help with the nausea. For the long term, I’m going to start saving money (while paying off student debt, arg!) so that if the small improvements don’t look like a 100% recovery in a year or so, I can consider making a trip to Canada to see my Sifu’s doctor. It would be a long shot, but it helps to motivate me to stay my course, in hopes of never having to take that gamble.
In the meantime, I’ll remain grateful for every symptom free day I have, and try not to get too down about the rough patches. They’re better than my good days were just a year ago.