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!

10 Medications

With Ehlers Danlos Syndrome there are typically a lot of medical issues and diagnoses. And with diagnoses comes medications and a lot of them. There is something for pain, for muscle spasms, vitamins your lacking, heart medications, etc. The list just goes on and on. So day ten of our Countdown to an EDS Christmas is medications.

Enjoy the EveryDay Successes!

Comment and let me know what your day ten consists of!