dis ability

Not only am I an academic-in-training, I’m also disabled. Here is a little about how abilities can be dissed.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Classical Type runs in my family.  I was the first to be diagnosed, but I’m not the only one who experiences chronic pain and other disses as a result.  EDS affects my life with

  • Hypermobile joints
  • Stretchy, fragile skin
  • Easy bruising
  • Increased risk of injury
  • Early onset osteoarthritis
  • Acid reflux
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain.


A dysautonomia is a glitch in the autonomic (or automatic) nervous system. Dysautonomiae are highly correlated with EDS, and chances are good that at any time, I am experiencing one or more.

  • Vertigo
  • Temperature intolerance
  • Asthma-like symptoms
  • Rapid heart rate.


  1. Thank you for explaining the never ending trial and tribulation of EDS. I have the hypermobility type of ES, diagnosed in the 70’s, so you can imagine the frustration I went through, knowing something was not right, but never having a clue.

    Wish you the best.




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