Tag Archive: dislocations

caitlin walking towards the camera with her thumbs looped over her pockets

I love to share my EDS and mental health story

I have always been hypermobile, had elastic skin, joint pain, and lots of other common symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. However, I was not diagnosed until I was almost 16 years old after a major sports accident. The accident caused a patellar dislocation with a torn meniscus, a slipped disc in the lumbar section of my
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Pashondra has her port accessed in hospital, wearing a face mask, due to complications from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

I choose to be a local activist for awareness and change

My name is Pashondra James, I am 45 years old and from NC. I am the mother to two beautiful angels, Myecia Abri and Aric Isaiah James who passed away at birth due to EDS related complications. I did not know until 2011 that I was fighting a genetic illness called hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS).
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Stephen's story with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

I struggle to find a job that will accept me

It would take me hours to tell my story fully. But here is a start.  One day just before Christmas I got up off of my bed and felt excruciating pain in my knee, I went to the emergency room and because I could still move my knee they sent me home. A few months
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Dana's story

I’ve spent the past two years rediscovering myself

TW: Contains mention of suicide. I was 5 years old, excitedly cheering on my mom at her softball game, City Park ball fields, Fort Collins, Co. Mom hit the ball, I jumped and cheered with the others in the bleachers, slipped and fell through the bleachers, and life changed. Climbing back up, lifting my pant
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Rhonda's story

I’m a wife, mom, and author

My childhood was a blur of activity. I was, in every sense of the word a tomboy, which for that time period meant a rough and tumble girl. I’m from a small town in Kansas, and my grandparents lived on acreage there. My happiest moments were spent feeding chickens, gathering eggs, caring for horses, picking
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I had my lightbulb moment at 50 years old

I am 80 years old. I was diagnosed with hypermobile EDS at age 50. I participated in an Arthritis Newsgroup (this was years before social media), and a Norwegian girl reported that she had just been diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS). She listed her symptoms and the lightbulb moment happened. She was talking about
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Managing a TV Career with cEDS

There has been a great deal of talk in the press recently about the TV industry and the toll it takes on your mental health, both on and off-screen, and how the industry would shut down as we know it if all the freelancers walked out. There is an element of my journey that I’d
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Discovering my own diagnosis

I’m Ashley, 34 years old from Canada and living with hEDS, PoTS, gastroparesis, mast cell, and all the lovely things that come with EDS. My story is lifelong and has been physically and mentally draining. As a child I had many EDS traits that caused me problems, but I did not know at the time
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