My surgery is coming up and it can be a stressful process both pre-op and post-op. I’ve become accustomed to a certain routine that I follow to make sure everything goes smoothly and as stress-free as possible both before and after surgery. I scheduled my surgery back in August and made sure that I wouldn’t … More Down to the Wire
Before I start…I just want to warn you that I don’t have any ill-will towards any of my current or former teachers…this is just some frustrations about my health and school that I’ve run into when I’ve been absent due to medical reasons. Having a chronic health illness or disability is never fun or easy … More Fall frustrations
I’ve been asked several times why I named my blog “Living a Double Life.” Well, I’ll explain why. I don’t live a normal life and I feel like I am constantly feeling the pressure of blending in with others unless I want to get judged. I feel like I have two different lives, one that … More Living a Double Life
I’m so sorry that it has taken me a month to post! I’ve been extremely busy with doctors’ appointments and with the start of the new school year! I just finished my first week at the University of Cincinnati! It has been a very long and tiring week. I am a full-time student and have … More Back to School!
This past Thursday (July 27), I finally saw my geneticist after waiting three months for this appointment. I saw the same geneticist that I went to when I was a sophomore in high school. My orthopedist referred me back to see him so we could discuss what to do to try to strengthen my bones … More Geneticist
As many remember, I went to the orthopedist on June 27th to figure out what we were going to do about my hip and knee pain. My orthopedist wanted to avoid putting me through another surgery so he wanted me to get three steroid injections…one at the hip and two at the knee. The injections … More Steroid Injections
A lot has happened in the past three weeks. First, National OI Week went pretty well! I’m beyond blessed with all of the family and friends who messaged me on Wishbone Day to let me know they had yellow on to support OI! I’m incredibly grateful and couldn’t ask for a better support system. At … More Meeting with Pain Management
In honor of this last day of National OI Awareness Week I would just like to say that I feel as if us OI’ers are underestimated. There is no cure to OI and we have to deal with chronic pain often but I think that makes us pretty strong! We can do whatever we set … More Last Day of OI Week!
Another myth about OI is that people are always diagnosed with OI at birth. That is also false since not everyone shows symptoms of having OI. I’ve mentioned previously on my blog how people with Type I OI can die not even knowing that they have OI. That also leads us to believe that there … More OI Week Day 7
One myth about OI is that it is a disorder you have when you are a child, but once you hit your teen years, you grow out. That is FALSE. OI is a condition that you are born with and no matter what the severity or type of OI you have, you will always have … More OI Week Day 6