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!

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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!

11 Spoons

Most EDS patients or any patient of a chronic illness goes by the term “spoonie”. There is a story behind this but the short version is everything that we do takes a spoon or one energy if you will. On any given day we could have 15 spoons or we could have 4, there is way to guarantee your spoon count. Everyone is different. So day 11 of our Countdown to an EDS Christmas is spoons.

Let me know in the comments if you would like to hear the full version of the spoon theory!

Enjoy your EveryDay Successes!

12 Braces

As a zebra, we “love” to collect medical supplies and my number one collection has to be braces for just about each and every joint I have. Most zebras have a collection of braces, wraps, splints, etc. So, day 12 of the EDS Christmas countdown is 12 braces.