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


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ehlers Danlos Family Contributions

It is time. 

One blog featuring families in need who have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome has been created. The mission of the blog is to provide one stop to find a way to donate to the various nonprofit centers for research to find a cure as well as individual families who need help.

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"1. Lack of information from doctors world wide. People with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome usually travel many miles to seek treatment due to scarce familiarity with the condition.

2. Systemic problems occur. Very few people or none with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome have no other medical problems diagnosed. The other diagnosis' are often but not always secondary diagnosis to the Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

3. Often people with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome are minimized. They are told the problems, being so many, are all in their head. Many have been diagnosed with psychiatric disorders that do not fit them.

4. People with the Vascular type of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome have a lower life expectancy. People with any type are at risk for life threatening complications."

The hope is that for every $20.00 donated to the cure research that $1.00 is donated to one of the families currently struggling with this debilitating systemic congenital condition to aid them to a better quality of life. Such families are found along the right side of the blog.

This community really needs your help!

Click here to view: EDSFC

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