Moving and EDS should not be mixed.

First, I want to say "oops" because I haven't posted in 5 days. Yikes. I didn't realize it had been that long. I have been packing and moving and unpacking and working. Needless to say it's been crazy. BUT I think we are done (for the most part) so I can focus on EDS-EveryDay Successes again! Yay!

I wanted to share some of my moving grief with you guys. So moving is rough on anyone right? You're tired and sore and probably cranky. Sound familiar? Well with EDS, I find it to be much more. I can't do much on my own as far as lifting large amounts of weight or even awkwardly shaped objects without risking dislocations. This is extremely frustrating. My poor brothers and fiancé had to do the heavy lifting and I'm sure they are wore out. I hate not being able to do for myself and I hate it more having to get someone to do for me. Then comes dislocations and subluxations. I can't even count how many times I lost to my knees in the last few days. It's been rough. But you know what? I didn't stop. As much as I wanted to, we did it. I am very proud of that. There are people out there who are proud of climbing Everest or being able to run faster or longer than everyone else and I'm very content knowing I moved my stuff across town. Seems silly but it's not. It's my reality.

There is one more thing I wanted to mention. It is the bruises. And you are probably thinking, "what is she talking about?" With EDS it is much easier to bruise and this is evident today. I looked at my legs and I have 6 random bruises of a decent size and nasty color scattered all over my legs. I looked some more to find 2 on my back and 3 on my arms! What the heck? That's 11 for those of us who don't do math! I haven't the slightest clue what made these or why I have them. I know it was moving but no idea what actually caused it. Oh well. It's been a rough week but I'm happy to be done with it, even if I have he marks to prove that it has been filled with EveryDay Successes!

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