3 Hours of Sleep

With EDS or any kind of chronic pain comes Painsomnia. Painsomnia is when you are unable to sleep because of the amount of pain you are in. This happens pretty often and there are nights that I only get three hours of sleep. This makes day 3 hours of sleep in our Countdown to an EDS Christmas! Can’t believe there are only three more days!

4 Specialists

As Zebras, spoonies, or chronic illness survivors, we have collections. We’ve discussed this before. Many of us collect specialists as our ever growing collection expands. Right now I have an orthopedic, dermatologist, cardiologist, and OBGYN. And probably more I’m not thinking of. That is why say 4 is specialists for our Countdown to an EDS Christmas.

5 Rolls of Tape

With dislocations come the techniques that everyone has tried to keep the body parts attached. For me KT tape works the best compared to braces and all. This is why Day 5 is 5 rolls of tape in our Countdown to an EDS Christmas.

6 Ice Packs

There other zebras out there saying, “yesss!”. I’ve is one thing that gives me relief during painful days. I have used ice packs for years. I have at all times at least two packs in the freezer. This makes today, 6 ice packs in our Countdown to an EDS Christmas!

7 Diagnosis

Another thing that I have collected is medical diagnoses. I have gathered a slew of them, as most Zebras do! So, Day 7 is diagnoses of our Countdown to an EDS Christmas!

8 Subluxations

Ehlers Danlos survivors have many dislocations but we also have our fair share of subluxations. I know weird word but so is Ehlers Danlos. Say it three times fast, I double dog dare you! Anyway, subluxations are partial dislocations. This means that the joint moves but doesn’t completely dislocate. And yes it still hurts like a “you know what”! This is why number 8 is subluxations on our Countdown to an EDS Christmas!

Enjoy the EveryDay Successes!

9 Dislocating Joints

You guessed it. I’m sure there were some who were waiting for this. As Ehlers Danlos survivors we have plenty of dislocations. Each one of us had a different amount and different body parts that dislocate. So, for day 9 of our Countdown to an EDS Christmas we have 9 dislocating joints.

Comment what your number 9 is!