This summer has started out very busy! I ended the school year with being on the Dean’s List for the second time in a row! This wasn’t an easy semester since I was still recuperating from surgery, missing a lot of classes due to my migraines, and other stressors that were occurring in my personal … More Got milk?
Happy National OI Awareness Week! For every person who experiences or is affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta, May is always one of the most important times of the year. May hosts Wishbone Day and National Osteogenesis Imperfecta Awareness Week! Wishbone Day is held on May 6th every year, which always lands during National OI Awareness Week. … More Why is Wishbone Day Important?
I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA! School has taken priority, but now it’s finals week so I finally was able to catch a small break to write a blog post! I’m finishing off school on a good note with better grades than I gave myself credit for. I’ve worked nonstop on school since September and … More Finals week!
I can’t believe that we are already one month into 2018!!! I hope everyone had a great time over the holidays and the New Year! A lot has happened since I last posted and I wanted to give everyone an update on what I have going on in my life. First, here is a recap … More New Year, New Me
My long anticipated surgery has finally come and gone! Let’s go over how my day went four days ago (surgery day). I wasn’t allowed to eat anything or take my medicines after 11:30 p.m. However, I was permitted to have clear liquids (water, apple juice, Gatorade) until 3:30 a.m. I didn’t get much sleep, but, … More I lived!
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