Shannon’s Favorite Things 2020

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Solstice, Happy every single winter holiday that occurs this season! And most of all, happy sales and free shipping! About a month ago I had really big and grandiose plans for another installment of my dysautonomia inspired gift guide—I had plans to work on it over Thanksgiving and… Continue reading Shannon’s Favorite Things 2020

I started exercising again

How many times have I declared, YES, AT LAST, I HAVE STARTED EXERCISING AGAIN, I DID IT, I AM BORN ANEW, A WOMAN WHO EXERCISES AND MAKES HER DOCTORS PROUD and then like two weeks later I miss a couple of days and never exercise again? That is, until my therapist Jedi mind tricks me… Continue reading I started exercising again

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Kirk & Becky & COVID

Every night when I’m in bed, my mind drifts to COVID and my parents. My parents are in their 60s and both have pre-existing medical conditions. When I was little, I knew they were chronically ill before I had the words for it. But they were so solid. Unshakable. Even though my dad made his… Continue reading Kirk & Becky & COVID

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October 6

October 6, 2000. It’s my eighth birthday. It’s a Friday, and my best friend’s mom is picking me up and driving us to school together. It’s cloudy but it’s a little chilly, it’s my favorite kind of weather, it’s the best weather to ride scooters in because the sun doesn’t get in your eyes and… Continue reading October 6

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Happy September!

Dysautonomia International is hosting their STEPtember challenge to raise money for POTS Research. You can walk as much or as little as you want. You don’t even have to walk at all. You can (1) support me as I start hobbling around my neighborhood a little bit more in the spirit of POTS research and… Continue reading Happy September!

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