The Facts I Would Tell Newly Diagnosed POTS Patients

When I was first diagnosed with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) I took in the internet with one huge gulp of air. I had to know everything. IMMEDIATELY. I had exactly one million and nine questions. And knowing there were Facebook support groups where I could semi-anonymously ask these questions gave me unimaginable relief. Over...
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The Wedding: Coming Soon

Tomorrow (Saturday) night is the day I’ve long been waiting for: my wedding! The preparation for this wedding has highlighted all of the blessings in my life. My sister flew in from across the country to host my bachelorette party–and the time and effort (and stress!) she put into the celebration brought me to tears...
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A Blunt Q&A on POTS

Q: Any advice on traveling with POTS? A: Fucking don’t. You will just wish you were dead. Q: What does a tilt table test really reveal? A: Whether or not you can be an astronaut. Spoiler alert: you can’t. Q: But oh Wild Divine–wherever did my POTS come from? A: It really doesn’t matter. Like...
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