As a child my mom used to put me in the car and drive to put me to sleep. Now as an adult it feels like this is the only thing to do. Restlessly searching for something. I used to hate driving. I think I still do... well at least in cities. Maybe if I keep driving one day I'll figure out what I'm looking for. Right now it was tacos.
Is anyone else a night owl? I often find my energy - especially for creative projects soars after 9pm. Perhaps it's because there are no interruptions, the world is winding down which gives me space to think without feeling obliged to check emails.I also have a notepad next to my bed as those bright ideas often pop up in the wee hours. Downside is I've had 4 hours sleep - so would someone be kind enough to give me permission to go back to bed? Are you an owl or a lark...I'm curious to know, I just need to 😴😴😴
When you hit rock bottom, you just gotta get UP boo. 💪🏾 I look at my before photo and I see some seriously sad eyes, eyes that had given up, eyes that had lost hope and eyes that were just done. 🔆 I was yo-yo dieter, a diet pill popper and treated my body horribly. So when I decided to finally give this lifestyle change a shot -- your girl saw a serious difference. I lost some people in my life but I gained the real ME. 🙌🏾 I lost unwanted weight and found an amazing support system that turned into some really fantastic friends. 💕I fell in love with my body; curves, dips, and all.
People always ask me how do I workout everyday -- easy, it keeps that sad girl on the left away. 😝 It makes me happy, I feel strong and like a total badass. 💕 I'm a better mom and wife and it keeps the cray at bay!
:: coconut everything :: 🌴
I haven't done much today. I've mainly been in bed recovering from yesterday's testing and the sleep deprivation from going with my meds over the weekend. Painsomnia is no joke!
The neurologist seems perplexed by the responses of my autonomic nervous system. 🤔 He was expecting typical textbook presentation of POTS, but like my previous tilt table test, I had tachycardia throughout the entire testing regardless of position. My heart rate while supine was around 110 bpm. :
This time we also did various vagal maneuvers that are supposed to slow the heart rate, but for some reason my heart rate remains elevated. All of this makes it difficult to say whether being upright is actually causing an increase in heart rate to substantial a POTS diagnosis. My cardiologist has already diagnosed my NCS and believes I have SVT which is somehow associated with my Dysautonomia. :
My impression is that the testing basically reproduced the same results. I have to return to perform a sweat test and wait until the doctor has gone over all the data the data to hear more about what my official diagnosis will be. I have a feeling that I will have to find someone more specialized to consult with.