Monday, February 11, 2013

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

My daughter has just been diagnosed with  POTS. She has been suffering for quite a few months, but as a lot of the symptoms are similar to stress and anxiety this is what she has been treated for, but all to no avail.

She has had a brain scan, a camera down her throat, numerous ECG's, because she looks at things on the internet. To be honest, I had to tell her to stop as the doctor was getting fed up with her and once that happens, then they dismiss you at the door. Finally she was sent to a cardiologist, who recommended a tilt test. This is how she got her diagnosis. It is not life threatening, but it is debilitating and will come as flare ups. In all it has been a pretty stressful time for her and that doesn't help the condition either.

She is hoping to get a referral to a specialist who will be able to offer her advice, hope and coping mechanisms because during a bad day she cannot stand up. Exercise is out and surprisingly she has to drink lots of water and eat extra salt, so salt isn't all bad then.

Here's hoping she gets some answers soon.

Saturday, February 02, 2013


Today I have come across some boating blogs I haven't seen before. It is like getting a new book in the post. The anticipation gives me a warm glow inside. I have added them to my blog roll, but somehow can't fathom how I get the links the same colours as the older ones.

I am somewhat technically challenged when it comes to blogging because quite honestly my blogging is hit and miss. Recently I have blogged a lot, but as the time goes on I don't feel I have much to say so it gets left untouched for months. So if someone can tell me how to get the fonts on the blog roll the same colours I would be ever so grateful. In the meantime I have some reading to do.