All Thanks To The Yellow Wiggle

I am 22 years old and live in Australia.  I have had pots for 7 years now but have only known about it for 2.  Theres nothing like millions of tests, and having doctors tell your parents that you're just doing this for attention.   Infact it wasn't until the Yellow wiggle was diagnosed with it and there was an article written about it in a magazine that my mother bought, that we realised I had all the same symptoms.
My dreams are to travel the world, to work with animals big and small, to make some kind of difference in the world; but it seems like an impossibility when I'm fatigue everyday no matter how much sleep I have had, and when I go outside the smallest bit of Australian heat and humidity begins to make me nausious and faint. 
Doctors tell me that because I got this young, that I will grow out of it by the time I am 25, yet it doesn't seem like that is going to happen, but hope is all I have and I am going to hold on to it, because if I lose that I've got nothing.
Friends are supportive, but sometimes find it hard to understand when you continue to cancel on them all the time.   My breakfast seems like a handful of pills these days and I look forward to the day when I never have to take another tablet ever again.
I can't get a job anywhere because I am seen as unreliable even though I'm a hard worker all they see is that there is something wrong with me.  Some days are easier than others, it's all about trying to keep my spirits up, I can't let pots win, none of us can.
monopoly17 monopoly17
22-25, F
1 Response Apr 11, 2011

I just read this post, because it came up on the homepage as well. I didn't even know the Yellow Wiggle had POTS!! Well, I've done some research, and it sure is comforting to know that he is the head of a band now, as well as a motivational speaker. It looks like there's some light at the end of the tunnel after all! I understand a lot of what you're saying, though. It is definitely hard to be reliable with POTS, and I am at the phase now where I really want a job, but how could I get one, when I can't determine what I can do until the day I wake up? Right now, I'm just doing what I can and trying to stay in good physical shape, and it's been helping out a lot. I haven't gone through a summer with POTS yet, so I'll have to see what the heat does to me. Hopefully, it's alright, because the heat has always been my favorite thing.