Tag Archives: HEDS
“Homeo(stasis)… oh homeo(stasis)… wherefor out thou dysautonomia?” to mangle a phrase with apologies to all you brilliant Shakespeare scholars. And mix some medical metaphors to boot. Anyone who’s been exploring either Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or the highly comorbid Mast Cell Activation … Continue reading
I know, “what is normal” is a really loaded question or statement, but I’m not intending it to be. I’m just trying to help highlight how many ways we have “normalized” the milder manifestations of at least the most common … Continue reading
Update February 7, 2017: Via The Ehlers-Danlos Society (aka “The EDS”) on Facebook the full new EDS nosology will be published on March 15, 2017. Meanwhile, some preliminary documents have been shared ahead of time, including one that talks about … Continue reading
Fasten your seatbelts and settle in with a snack again, you’re in for another long ride, smile. (I’ll try not to make it too bumpy!) Hopefully you’ve heard of “The Trifecta” by now – that is, the relatively common trio … Continue reading
… I have a low pain threshold, and feel loads of pain. I have very high pain tolerance. I just have much more pain than most.
Birds of a feather flock together. And although we like to call ourselves medical “zebras”, for the purposes of this discussion I’m calling us birds to honor the age-old adage. Because we definitely flock and hang together whether we realize … Continue reading
Author’s note March 16, 2017: Since the brand new updated criteria and nosology for all forms of the now plural Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and the brand new category of Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders JUST came out 24 hours ago, please bear with … Continue reading
I’m thrilled to share that my short “story of strength” was included in the first edition anthology of Our Stories of Strength: Living With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome that came out on Kindle May 8th, 2015 for EDS Awareness Month! And as … Continue reading
I’m slowly cooking up my own “Pain and EDS” post, but meanwhile, I felt this one by fellow blogger and sufferer Zyp Czyk worth sharing sooner than later.