Wall Push Ups

Wall Push Ups are a good way to build upper body strength fast and are a big part of what keeps my right shoulder from popping out of place every time I wash myself or roll over in bed. I also believe wall push-ups, along with one other exercise, keep my costochondritis and rib subluxations … Continue reading Wall Push Ups

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#tubieweek – What Is A Tubie?

This is another excellent post submitted on Toot Your Horn Tuesday that I didn't want the community to miss. With gastroparesis and other GI problems rampant in EDS, HSD and other collagen and connective tissue disorders, I wanted to share this great resource on what tubefeeding is and involves. She highlights many of the benefits … Continue reading #tubieweek – What Is A Tubie?

The Poetry of Pain

Four of my poems about what it's like to experience chronic illness, pain or particular symptoms are being displayed on The Unchargeables right now. I don't usually discuss the meaning behind my poems, but I wanted to offer a little explanation of each for those who aren't real familiar with poetry so that they might … Continue reading The Poetry of Pain

MCAS & Doctors Disbelieving Patients

This is one of those posts where I try to reconcile what happened at my last doctor’s appointment, which means it is stream of consciousness and I am pretty angry. It was my appointment with an allergist and mast cell/eosinophilic specialist here in Cincinnati. It was my initial consultation with this doctor and while I … Continue reading MCAS & Doctors Disbelieving Patients

Eye Rate

Lavender and Levity shared this interesting and informative piece about the difficulty she's been having with her vision due to the muscle weakness caused by EDS. As eye problems are common in EDS, I wanted to share this article with the community here at the Zebra Pit. When she shard it as part of Toot … Continue reading Eye Rate