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4 Reasons Why I’m Thankful for My Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

During the week of Thanksgiving, we all tend to be more aware of the good parts of our life and appreciate them more. It’s easy to focus on the negative aspects of a chronic illness. It’s easy for me to say that Ehlers-Danlos syndrome has ruined the life I dreamed of having. What I’ve come to realize over the many years that I’ve lived with chronic illness and pain is that it isn’t all bad.

I know that sounds odd. What could be good about having a chronic illness? I wouldn’t choose to have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. I would cure myself of it in an instant if I could, but I have learned to be thankful for other aspects of life due to the struggles and adversity I have faced because of my chronic illness.