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stipeygirl75

Goshen, Indiana
I am a graphic designer dealing with the combined conditions of Chiari Malformation, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I am on a constant quest for information on how to manage my health conditions. I love sharing info. with others!
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Done with PT (second round) by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation Well I am officially done with my second round of PT of the year. I am "sort of" better than I was :-/ At least the shoulder joint is OK, and no surgery is needed. The bad ... Read on »
More shoulder PT - but better! by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation From reading my latest posts you may think I am a grouchy angry person, but in reality I'm just frustrated :-( I get tired of living in pain, and no one seeming to be able ... Read on »
More shoulder craziness by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation So my hips are doing a lot better! They do pop and lock up occasionally but no more numbness and tingling. However all the extra exercises have aggravated my shoulders :-( ... Read on »
Emotional stages of food allergies by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation Yesterday was my birthday and I was hit square in the face with another one of those "situations" where I felt left out due to food. No one ever gets me food! I tend to get ... Read on »
Physical therapy report by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation Yesterday I was finally discharged from about a month's worth of physical therapy for my sciatica and hip pain. I am glad to say it is much improved. All that remains is a ... Read on »
My new juicer by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation This is the new juicer I got for Christmas! The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor . I really love it. I've only made juice twice so far, but it was really de ... Read on »
I survived the holidays 2012. . . by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation This is the new juicer I got for Christmas! . I really love it. I've only made juice twice so far, but it was really delicious and easy. It is so amazing how you can ... Read on »
Welcome to the world of Sciatica. . . by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation About a month ago, I had an extremely stressful event where one of the volunteer committees I'm on tried to persuade me to be president. The current president had to quit s ... Read on »
Grinch time again by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation It is time for my yearly holiday rant. I used to like holidays but with my EDS and Chiari issues it has become a real chore. I'd much rather jump on a cruise ship so ... Read on »
Stomach update by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation It is time for my yearly holiday rant. I used to like holidays but with my EDS and Chiari issues it has become a real chore. I'd much rather jump on a cruise sh ... Read on »
Pets - and more pets by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation I think I have mentioned on here before how important my pets are to me! They are like my little therapists. Lately I've been getting weird sensations in my legs and my kitt ... Read on »
Magnets by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation I think I have mentioned on here before how important my pets are to me! They are like my little therapists. Lately I've been getting weird sensations in my legs and my kit ... Read on »
All Hail the bendy Michael Phelps by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation So I am not too into sports except for football, so I haven't been into the Olympics a whole lot. They are interesting but I haven't watched them until last night. When I h ... Read on »
Mast cell disease/mastocytosis by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation Things have calmed down at work a bit. I've been trying to follow their rules although at times it is difficult for my stomach - any little bit of stress sends my tummy int ... Read on »
More shenanigans by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation I like the word "shenanigans" - it's a funny word. Anyway, my life has been full of 'em lately. I had just gotten my hospital bill taken care of and my shoulder was getting ... Read on »
10-Year Ache: Singer Rosanne Cash on living with Chiari by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow/Fulltext/2012/08030/10_Year_Ache__Singer_Rosanne_Cash_on_living_with.16.aspx I was especially intrigued by this statement: L ... Read on »
Left shoulder update by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation I had my first PT appt. for my left shoulder. I got the same lady I'd had last time :-) She's actually quite good. She thinks that the problem is in the muscles and soft tis ... Read on »
'Scuse me while I have a nervous breakdown. . . by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation I had my first PT appt. for my left shoulder. I got the same lady I'd had last time :-) She's actually quite good. She thinks that the problem is in the muscles and soft ti ... Read on »
Cortisone shot by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation My orthopedic surgeon is like a shoulder whisperer. He can "whisper" to your shoulder and know exactly what is wrong with it. However he doesn't always explain it 100% to t ... Read on »
My good shoulder has gone bad! by stipeygirl75 Posted in: Blog Posts in Chiari Malformation I'm not sure what I did but I've managed to screw up my "good" shoulder! We did a lot of renovations on our house during the past 2-3 mos. I did some painting. . . some mov ... Read on »