July 25, 2018

My family and I love to travel. When I was a kid, we'd go on a "big trip" every 2nd year, and a "small trip" every year. In the past couple of years, my Mom's been to multiple continents, while my younger brother has lived out of a van in New Zealand and went backpacking across Peru. I, on the other hand, became terrified of travelling when I developed POTS in January 2014. Just the thought of being in a foreign country, without the security of medical insurance, doctors who know my conditions, and barometric pressure I'm used to was enough to make me panic. POTS turned me into a 21-year-old woman who, af...

January 25, 2018

Before developing POTS, I LOVED travelling. In fact, my family and I went somewhere every year growing up. I've been to Disneyland 12 times and I live in BC, Canada so that wasn't a short ride away. I almost got "wanderlust" tattooed on me when I was 18. My brother is currently in Peru with his girlfriend with no plans on coming back anytime soon and my mom was in Kenya for a month in August and has been to Vegas and Hawaii since then. I, on the other hand, became fearful of travelling with POTS and have been avoiding it at all costs. 

On the one hand, I feel less of a need to travel because I no longer th...

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