Finding Strength in Stripes: A collaborative piece sharing the stories of those with EDS/HSD

My love for writing has been a constant throughout my life, however, it wasn't until March 2018 that I decided to turn this passion into an active hobby in order to share my experience with issues concerning topics close to my heart. Fast-forward to the present day and I have had the privilege of meeting [...]

The EDS Chronicles: Losing trust in professionals (2/2)

Dear Blooms, Towards the end of December, I published a blog post concerning my experiences with professionals and why I have lost trust in so many of them. Today, I wish to finish this two-part edition to The EDS Chronicles. In part one I mentioned briefly that I shall cover ensuring professional accountability and the [...]

Bloom’s recommended – Letter to Pain Management — tearydawn

I don’t know how to articulate my feelings and experiences in the small amount of time that we’re allotted. I wish I could take you home for a few days to see exactly what my life is like and what I go through. It’s not obvious in a half hour appointment where I’m simply sitting […] [...]

The EDS Chronicles: Fearless Christianity – praying upon the sick and vulnerable

Hello Blooms, I first off want to thank you for the positive feedback I received on my last blog post. It was one regarding the exploitation of disability - and yet again I am here to call out those who are doing just that. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a genetic condition causing a defect in [...]

The EDS Chronicles: Dating Shouldn’t be a Chronic Pain

Blooms, Over the past few months, I have been relatively busy over the past few months - attending hospital appointments, travelling to Scotland for a family graduation, seeing friends before the uni year commenced, and OH I downloaded Tinder. My experience with Tinder has been interesting - I've had only decent encounters with people who [...]