I love concerts, but they are difficult with my chronic illnesses. I recently went to a Shawn Mendes concert (which was AMAZING), and I wanted to share the tips I use when going to a concert. Pack Paper Towels My POTS makes me sweat A LOT and going to a concert can make anyone sweaty. … Continue reading Attending a Concert with a Chronic Illness
One of my many chronic illnesses is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). It is often linked to another one of my illnesses, POTS. What is it? EDS is an inherited connective tissue disorder that weakens the connective tissue. It is caused by abnormalities in the processing, structure, and production of collagen. The severeness of the condition … Continue reading What it’s Like Living with EDS
The spoon theory is a metaphor for how people with chronic illnesses or disability manage their energy. That's why we refer to ourselves as "spoonies." A spoon is a unit of measure that represents how much energy a person has. Physical activity requires and uses up a number of spoons, depending on how energy-draining it … Continue reading The Spoon Theory: What is it?
In the US, researching colleges outside of the US is very difficult. Counselors are only informed about US universities. And any information about studying abroad is through American universities. I wouldn't been able to consider the idea of getting an abroad Degree without the internet (Props to study abroad students in the past). With no … Continue reading Researching on Going to College Abroad
I was diagnosed with POTS seven years ago. It is a genetic condition. I was able to be diagnosed so young because of my sister who was a teenager at the time, which is when POTS starts to show symptoms, got diagnosed. POTS isn't rare, it is RARELY diagnosed. A study found 1 in 100 … Continue reading What It’s like living with POTS
Last March, I traveled to tour a college. It was definitely the best location to travel. SPAIN! If you don't know, Universidad de Navarra (UNAV) is one of the best universities in the world. The main campus is located in Pamplona. I plan to attend university in Spain and work there as well after. After … Continue reading Touring Universidad de Navarra
I picked my favorite posts about having a chronic illness. All of them are from the Instagram account: @chronicloveclub . I always go to their account when I'm feeling lonely. Go follow them for more great and hilarious posts! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzit_cNghCq/?igshid=29h9up4xc1p https://www.instagram.com/p/BzlDiclAYek/?igshid=d59z5876s5je https://www.instagram.com/p/BzTaHx6gesa/?igshid=xge2tuetm8zl https://www.instagram.com/p/By5Fp29gzrb/?igshid=rgn60eyrymqw https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx-RdxXg9Np/?igshid=1erll1tkt9y9b https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxh4FTggBqj/?igshid=8zz7ub7e8lxf https://www.instagram.com/p/BwzULfNgCvY/?igshid=2r07roe0w837 https://www.instagram.com/p/BwR2dHQgveM/?igshid=38zq569aj74c https://www.instagram.com/p/BvmRMoznce_/?igshid=a3hy88lqda4g https://www.instagram.com/p/BvRtT3EHxti/?igshid=2vokqzezerw4 https://www.instagram.com/p/Buq2b89nSzL/?igshid=10qmv73ujyiru https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt5-kgWn4-b/?igshid=5fefywikbepb https://www.instagram.com/p/BqK52Y1HyeG/?igshid=11216qqx05c0c https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn_gMfUgm5G/?igshid=6hvdlfdsl8fs https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrAd5gHFuD/?igshid=untwqis4vmsm https://www.instagram.com/p/BnRKch3ApjC/?igshid=1str1pifevt68