My name is Brenna. Two years ago I received a Traumatic Brain Injury, it changed my life. Migraines, dizziness, nausea, troubles concentrating and remembering; I was losing my mind with all the hospital stay and doctors appointments. I tried drug after drug none seeming to work, until now. I’m finally on a medication that seems like it’s making a difference. Except now I had to deal with worse dizziness, fainting, falling, and more. Right now my doctors are looking into a diagnosis of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS. POTS is a syndrome that causes dizziness, fainting, and increased heart rate upon moving from a sitting to standing or laying to standing position. POTS is a form of dysautonomia, or dysfunction of the autonomic system. This is the system that controls things like breathing, heart rate, blood pressure etc. My neurologist has also recommended me to a geneticist to look into Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. This is because I have had joint pain in my hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, and especially my neck for years now with the pain and amount of joints affected increasing as the years went bye. I am also slightly hypermobile, with my ‘trick’ being that I can touch my thumb to its attached wrist.
Moving on to non-medical things. I used to be in colorguard which I loved dearly with my whole heart. My accident interfered though and forced me to quit, leaving me to binge episodes of Dancing With The Stars and watching DCI videos instead. I have two dogs Rocket and Buster, a wiener dog and a chi-wienie respectively. They are trouble makers but know when I need a good snuggle. My family is great and is the most supportive system I could have. I’d lose my sanity without them. I’m in love with coloring books,they’re the only thing that relax me and don’t aggravate my headaches. Crafting is my getaway- knitting, sewing , felting, you name it I’ll do it. I’m an avid makeup enthusiast although I’m not that great at it. Writing is my passion, while I’m a horrid speller, my voice always seems to make it’s way into my work flowing seamlessly from page to page.My quirks tend to draw friends of similar kin and we enjoy our oddness together. Like my best friend who has stuck by my side since freshman year and I thank my lucky stars every day for her.
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