Tag Archive: gastroparesis

young teenage girl sitting in her wheelchair smiling next to a Christmas tree on a hospital inpatient ward.⁠

I’m glad to have answers

I had my first shoulder dislocation at age 12 and my first knee dislocation; I now have about ten a day! Growing up I was naturally flexible and didn’t have to stretch like everyone else at gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading but little did I know this was not a good thing. ⁠ ⁠ From a
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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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How clEDS has changed me since diagnosis

Before I was diagnosed with EDS at the age of 37, I would have described myself as outgoing, friendly, brave, trusting and strong – but it wasn’t until now, 3-5 years after being officially diagnosed, that I consider I truly know what these words mean. I wanted to be resilient and courageous, pushing healthy boundaries
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While there is life, there is hope! 

My story is like most with EDS. As a young child, I heard “it’s just growing pains” multiple times. As a teenager, my immune system dipped and infection wreaked havoc on my body. It wasn’t until a virus came a few years later that left permanent damage. I was diagnosed with hypermobile EDS (hEDS) in
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