About Me

Hello! Thank you for viewing my blogs. I am a mother of two born in the early 80s. My boys were born 5/19/2006 and 5/5/2013. I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Classical in August 2013 after going to a rheumatologist suspected of having an autoimmune problem both by symptoms and blood work. I left the office with an Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome diagnosis. I frequent many Facebook groups including Ehlers-Danlos support sites. I have other diagnostics which will I will list in the archives of my site. I live in the forest area of Indiana. I grew up all over the state of Indiana. My other family shows no signs of hypermobility except for my father who sat in a yoga position with both feet up in his lap. He complained of hand and wrist pains when it came to writing. I am the first and only in my family with this diagnosis. You do not have to be hypermobile to have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. You do have to be in pain.

During this journey of life with a chronic illness, I hope to pick up friends to exchange support and encouragement.

I remember the appointment very well. The office staff gave me this long word that I had to have them write on a piece of paper for me. I went home and began to research "Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome." I never expected what I found to fit me so incredibly well. I have joined many support groups. Within the support groups, I have learned that there are many more common issues that we have though they are not on the lists available to describe us. One example is that I have yet to find somebody with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome that does not see halos around lights in the night. As time goes on, I am learning exactly how debilitating this condition is. Although the pain remains the same, the stiffness and lack of ability increases.

If you need to contact me and are not a spammer, you may also write an email to my lowercase yahoo address. See combination below:

The email is my first name. amanda

The first letter of my last name. hudson

The number 14


Friday, October 31, 2014

Cervical Instability

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the blog. All I could think about lately was the pain that goes on everyday but Im not going to get on here everyday and whine about that causing my blogs not to want to be read anymore. Instead I slap on a smile (call me fake idc) and continue onward.

Today I want to talk briefly about cervical instability. Many with EDS complain about neck and back pain daily. It can get really bad too. I would love to put my head down about every hour for a good 15 minutes all day long. Of course I cant do that but when I get the chance it does help me get through the day. You will find me trying to hold my head up with my wrists very often. Yes it does make things worse for the wrists!! Today I am thankful of my pain scale not being a 10. Woohoo! Tomorrow is Halloween and I plan to take my kids out so I imagine I will be worthless November 1st hahaha! (I laugh but it's not funny. Not really) But that's ok I will pretend I am fine and try to get myself to believe it. Its hard to understand how that does seem to help, although very little, it does. A positive attitude will get me as far as I can go in life. I choose to stay positive for myself and my family! So slap that smile on and fake a good day if you have to. If I believe there will be more Ehlers Danlos Syndrome awareness in our future than it will come true? The power of attraction wins!!

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