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Re: Chat thread :)
« Reply #360 on: October 21, 2017, 02:49:50 am »
So, itís been a while... but hi, everyone! I really miss talking with you guys.

Well, hereís my life update:

I was working on cleaning a house for my momís friendís parents, who were hoarders, so I had a pretty big job to do. In exchange for my work, I was allowed to live there. Then in June, my momís friend broke our agreement to sell the place to a house flipper. I was supposed to have at least a monthís notice in advance, but I instead had about two weeks before I had to be completely moved out. I somehow managed to find a decent place to live, get my application accepted, sign the lease, pack up all my stuff, and move in ten days. Iím still not sure how I managed to accomplish that...

So I was totally worn out for about a month from those two insanely stressful weeks. Thankfully, my apartment is pretty comfortable. It has a built in air conditioner, which saved me from having a miserable summer. I developed a heat intolerance a few years ago, which really limits what Iím able to do. It downright sucks. The house I was cleaning didnít have any air conditioning, so I had to be strategic with fans, shutting curtains, opening windows at night, and putting ice packs on my body where theyíd be most effective (the underside of your wrists are good for cooling your blood since the veins are more exposed). If Iím not careful, Iíll get migraines or black out. So yeah, I love air conditioners a lot.

Iíve been working on finding specialized employment that wonít interfere with my disabilities, as well as addressing some of my health issues that have been causing me further problems. Now that I think about it, Iím not sure Iíve mentioned what my disabilities are... I have a fair amount of diagnoses, but the ones that prevent me from working most jobs or completing school are Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (a genetic connective tissue disorderĖ basically my body put itself together with rubber bands instead of duct tape), an auditory processing disorder, and of course the heat intolerance. Itís often extremely frustrating, but all I can really do is keep moving forward however I can.

I did have some of my more major health issues fixed a while back (which again, I donít remember if I talked about it here or not)! I was having trouble walking because my knees were constantly in pain. After nearly falling down stairs a few times, I got some heavy duty knee braces to prevent myself from falling. I also went to physical therapy to help strengthen the muscles around my knees, which helped my stability but not my pain. And then I started going to a chiropractor. As soon as I told him about my knee issues, he figured out that my kneecaps were dislocated. So Iíd been going around for over a year with freaking dislocated kneecaps! Iím not sure how my physical therapist and other doctors didnít figure that out, but hey, at least someone eventually figured it out! My chiropractor put my kneecaps back into place and taught me how to do it myself as well. I now no longer have any trouble with my knees giving out and I rarely have knee pain! My chiropractor also found that my neck was messed up in seven different ways from when I got a concussion back in elementary school (which was bad enough to knock me out on impact). The position of my vertebrae was actually compressing my windpipe to the size of a boba tea straw, and so after a few adjustments, my airway opened up. It was such an amazing feeling to finally be able to breathe easily after years of feeling like I was being partially strangled all the time. I knew wasnít out of shape and didnít have asthma! Ha! Though again, I had my neck examined by other doctors prior, and they found nothing wrong. Iím beginning to think my chiropractor is secretly a wizard...

The next thing happening in my life is that Iíll be taking care of my boyfriend for the next few months. Heís getting his shoulder fixed in a couple weeks, so he wonít be able to use his arm for a month or so. He was in a car accident about a year ago and got really injured, but heís a quick healer and recovered as much as humanly possible. The remaining problem is that the ligament connecting his collarbone to his shoulder is completely torn, so he needs to get it reattached with surgery. And then once heís recovered enough from that, heís getting another surgery to remove a weird thing on his tailbone... I canít remember what itís called but heís had it for years and never addressed it, so of course it got worse and worse, so heís not going to have a fun time recovering from that.

I think that covers most of whatís going on in my life... So much has happened in such a short amount of time, and itís hard to remember things now.
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