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You Know You Have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome When…

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source: The Mighty

year: 2016

authors: Hannah Wingert

summary/abstract:

After three of my kids and I were diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type III (hypermobility), I knew that I had to instill a good attitude about it in my children so they wouldn’t grow up bitter about their condition. What better way to do that then to laugh about it? So, for my kids (and all you other zebras out there!), you know you have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome when…
1. Your joints go out more than you do.
2. You snap, crackle and pop just like your favorite breakfast cereal.
3. You spend 15 minutes drooling over all the braces in the pharmacy department at Walmart.
4. You visit the local nursing home and find yourself jealous of the residents’ tricked out walkers.

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