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The Battle Between New Friends, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Guilt

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source: The Mighty

year: 2017

authors: Sian Fiona Williams


Friendship is a topic that always seems to give me heart palpitations! The chronic pain and tiredness that comes with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome leads to a constant battle in terms of friendship and the guilt I feel.

To start, it isn’t all bad! Making friends for me is the easy part. When you start a friendship I am normally in a setting I feel comfortable. For me, sitting either at work, at the pub, a coffee shop, or on the sidelines at a sports event. If I was having a flare-up I would be at home, so I am normally showing the best version of me at this point.

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