Category Archives: POTS (dysautonomia) articles

A POTS Analogy: My Life in Miniature

Some moments in time can serve as a picture of your life in miniature, as a kind of analogy. Today (Thursday, August 30th 2012) was one of those days. Like most other residents of Louisiana, we spent yesterday at home, … Continue reading

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POTS update August 2012: Sunday Challenges & “Hibernation Saturdays”!

Like many of our church members, I spend my Saturdays preparing for our Sunday services. I have done that previously, but the nature of my preparation has changed since I was diagnosed with dysautonomia or POTS this summer. With a … Continue reading

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POTS Update August 2012 Recovery and Heat Intolerance

     In the midst of regulating medications and working my way back to the office after my diagnosis of dysautonomia/POTS, I realized that it was probably time for an “official” update.  Some of my friends have gotten “bits and pieces” of  … Continue reading

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Psalm 3:3 “Thou, O Lord” Part II: “My Glory”

     One of my favorite stories from the Civil War happened in a battle when a New York regiment was coming under heavy fire from the Confederate line.  The colonel of an adjoining regiment came over to tell the leader of … Continue reading

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“Thou O Lord”, Psalm 3:3 Part I: “My Shield”

I first knew something was wrong with me physically in February 2012, when I had to go home sick from prayer meeting. I ended up having to take a medical leave from my duties as pastor, and tried to make … Continue reading

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My POTS experience: Meds and the “Roller Coaster”

You know how when you ride a roller coaster at the amusement park, you  can get that “carsick” feeling?  Well “roller coaster” is the perfect analogy for me today, and the sick feeling is the literal description of how I … Continue reading

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My POTS Experience: The Beginning

I was diagnosed with dysautonomia, or POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) a couple of weeks ago (June 2012).  Since this may be a part of my life from this time forward, and a number of my blog posts will refer … Continue reading

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