The Truth About Pots…

“How do you feel he asked?”  I looked at him with eyes wide open.  Words would not come out of my mouth.  I had plenty to say!  So much in fact, I barely slept the night before because I wanted to make sure I articulated EXACTLY how I was doing.  Yet there I sat, mouth […]

Will I Ever Be That Girl Again?

I wrote an entire blog post, erased it, and have been staring at the screen completely dumbfounded.  How do you explain the unexplainable?  How can you graciously share the reality for so many, when the reality is not a simple description?  I feel I need to preface this post by saying I have the most amazing […]

The Truth Behind the Smile…

Marshmallows…it all started with marshmallows!  For those of you who know me, know marshmallows and I have tight bond.  It’s a safe food.  I don’t know how or why, but I do not have negative reactions when I eat them.  So, it is imperative we always have these little soft cloud-like gifts from heaven at […]

Where is Your POTS?

“Where is your POTS?” she asked me with a confused yet curious look on her face. Innocently waiting for an answer, she looked at my body trying to find this elusive POTS.  I held back my laughter and began to describe what was different about my body.  I explained how my body cannot do what […]

Bow Low and Worship…

When life pulls and pushes you in every direction… Bow low and worship. When your heart feels as though it may explode… Bow low and worship. When you feel as though your closest friends and family have forsaken you… Bow low and worship. When the report you receive from the doctor is devastating… Bow low […]

The Cracked Vase

This morning I lingered a bit longer in bed, not by choice, but out of necessity.  The POTS symptoms greet me each morning before I even step onto the floor.  The spinning, tremors, weakness, etc. are with me every step of the way as I pack lunches, make sure teeth have been brushed, hugs and […]

When the pain just won’t go away….

Psalm 51:17 “I learned God worship when my pride was shattered.  Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.” Excuse me while I step out of this whirlwind I have suddenly found myself residing.  I feel as though I missed the memo…you know the one that says, “Haha sucker! Try again […]

Wait…I’m sick???

There we were pulling up to Duke Hospital.  While we sat at the stop light I looked at the enormity of the structure before us.  The view was different for me this time as I was a passenger going to my one year check up.  I never entered the actual hospital through the front doors. […]