It can also be the most stressful and physically demanding time of the year.
Every single Christmas, since developing POTS, I pushed myself to keep up with all of the previous Christmas traditions I loved and enjoyed. As a result, every single year it took me around a month to recover from the holiday season.
Christmas became something I had to push through instead of something to enjoy.
Last year, as December approached, my stress levels began to rise. Shopping for gifts, going to holiday parties, and staying awake and upright all day on Christmas day were all th...