Fighting Dystonia, Chronic Lyme Disease & EDS Type 3… any questions?

Hospital Post

Receiving post is a very everyday aspect of life. Normally it’s not something that I would get over excited about. Every now and then though there is an exception. I received today three different types of support splints that the hospital had decided to order for me. The team I was under in the hospital witnessed several of my dislocations and noticed general issues in my hands and feet that could be improved with ease.

Three of the four splints arrived this afternoon. Two are designed for my wrists and thumbs. Part of the issue with EDS is that the brain does not always know exactly where the joints are. These splints help provide feedback to the brain along with stabilizing the joints.

The third splint is a gel ankle brace. If there was an Olympic medal for ankles giving away and falling over, I would take the gold every single time. My ability to fall down curbs, over thin air, and up the stairs is impeccable. The gel supports on both sides of this will cushion the joint whilst aiding stabilization. My skin breaks very easily due to the EDS so this design should work wonderfully with my skin.

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I am hoping that the splints as a way of treating the EDS, and my upcoming Botox injections, should mean I spend less time hugging the floor.

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Comments on: "Hospital Post" (2)

  1. You are an amazing young lady and I soooo hope that the splints help you. I am pleased that the hospital seems to be trying to get the best and most comfortable aids for you. It is good that you have a chance to try them out to see which is the most useful. You are an inspiration to many people and I pray that your situation improves very soon.

  2. I love that last image! I have literally everything crossed for you (because we can do that!).

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