Autonomic Dysfunction, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Dysautonomia, Invisible Illness

The devastation POTS has on lives is real and multifaceted

I have always loved this photo.   I do not understand why I was so drawn to it when this photo was taken in November of 2015.

I have no idea what compelled this photographer to lay down in the field and snap a shot of Emily leading her pony, Dezzi across the pasture for her actual photoshoot, I just knew that I had to have it!

I had no idea just how significant the symbolism in this photo would become to me of an activity that so many of us take for granted.

within months of this photo being taken, it would become almost impossible for her to do this activity, and eventually be unable to take riding lessons.

This beautiful creature brought so much joy to our lives in a very short amount of time, but these conditions started slowly taking over and she was eventually unable to safely interact with her.

I know just enough about horses to get myself into trouble and eventually transferred ownership of Dezzi to a dreamy little farm south of Carlisle, Pennsylvania where she is living the dream around little girls, people, and students who love her.


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of taking a drive down to the farm for a birthday party and got to visit with my old friend. I think she remembers me….what do you think? I’ve heard that horses never forget.

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