Alicia Reardon

YouTuber/Blogger in Kentucky

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Hello everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog, it really means a lot. So let me tell you a little more about myself.

As you can guess wasn't always blogging. Actually was never very good at writing or getting my thoughts down on paper, but I tried! I've always been a shy person and liked to keep to myself, but that all changed in 2005 when I started passing out.

The fainting spells kept ER doctors and my family doctor stumped. They had no idea what was going on. So from August 2005 (the beginning of my senior year in high school) until the Fall of 2005 people started to doubt that I was sick at all.

It took them until October of 2005 to figure out what was wrong thanks to a halter monitor - a heart monitor you wear for a month.

Being diagnosed with Neurocardiogenic Syncope I was sent to a specialist. He did everything he could, but couldn't find anything to help me. So he sent me to someone he knew could. So off to Ohio I went.

The day I met Dr. Grubb was the day everything changed for me because not only was I diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), but it was caused by a virus, and I have Hypermobility Syndrome that makes my condition worse- even though it's still at a moderate stage.

I was barely able to graduate high, but did it! I tried going to college - twice - but they just don't know how to accommodate those with my condition.

That doesn't mean a thing to me! To get myself out of the pits I started making YouTubevideos. Yes, they were gaming videos, and even if no one was watching them it made me happy.

Now I'm blogging! Writing book reviews, picking up new hobbies, and making soap! I'm still symptomatic, and I've recently been diagnosed with Major Depressive disorder with Anxiety and Panic Attacks. However I don't let it get me down. It's an uphill battle but you have to climb.

Right now I'm working on a second YouTubechannel and should have videos up soon. It will focus mainly on crafting, and possibly some personal things as well. If you want to go check out my channels when you get the chance!

Thanks again for your support and thanks especially to DYNA (Dysautonomia Youth Network of America) I couldn't have made it this far without you!