EDS Blog Challenge Day 1 Intro and my EDS Type
Hello everyone! My name is Kali and I made this blog challenge. But I don’t see why I couldn’t participate too so here we go. I’m 21 and have been diagnosed with 12 different chronic illnesses. I am currently taking online college courses to become a Pharmacy Technician as well. I’m also a member of the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. I have been blogging with them for almost a year now, but I’ve been blogging seriously for several years now. Though I have run into problems with getting hacked, so that’s why my blog is sparse currently. But I am in the process of building it back up again.
Out of the 12 chronic illnesses I have, three of the illnesses are rare and one of those is Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. This type of EDS mainly revolves around having unstable joints that also have a wider range of motion than the average persons joints. I also sublux and dislocate joints on a daily basis and that results in severe, chronic joint pain. Here are some examples of hypermobile joints.
But because my collage is synthesized correctly it means my body isn’t held together well. Collagen is basically the glue that holds you together, think of it as the average person is held together with gorilla glue and people with EDS are held together with cheap packing tape. In addition to dislocating joints my skin is stretchy like a piece of bubble gum. My type of EDS is also considered the ‘most common’ of the 13 types of EDS.
You can read about all the different types of EDS here.
I also go in depth about EDS in this blog post.