At seventeen, I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Over the past several years, I’ve had to overcome constant dizziness, light-headedness, pre-syncope or near-fainting, and muscle spasms. Thanks to my stubborn nature, supportive family and friends, and unwillingness to compromise on my ambitions, I have been able to pull myself out of bed every morning and go to class or do whatever else I’ve got going on that day, despite my body’s protests. I have been able to not only do ridiculous amounts of exercise, but competed as a varsity rower and am now in training to become a certified yoga instructor. I have taken control of my most difficult physical, emotional, and intellectual challenge, and have worked with it, in order to be confident in moving forward with my new-found career and life after college.
Have fun reading and commenting, and don’t be afraid to have an opinion or share your own experiences, too! This includes supporters of Potsies and others with Dysautonomia; we couldn’t do it without you.
(PS- if you don’t know what those medical conditions are, read my posts- you’ll catch on!)