I am a 37 year old former stage hand , waiting on Disability. Which is a blow to my pride. My pride which is probably why I am having to go for disability at 37 instead of 50. Before I was 7 I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, with a cross over into Marfans syndrome. I was repeatedly told, as a child that everything would probably kill me. This kind of caused me to snap mentally before I entered into High School, I had made the decision that if everything is going to kill me I might as well experience what I want to. Needless to say my childhood and teen years were rough, including me being sexually abused and through some serious trauma due to my attitude, people not knowing or believing I have EDS (or what it is) and a few psychological malfunctions. When I go to a doctor for the first time I feel like a side show exhibit, especially when they till me to "DO THE THING"
On top of this big one I also have Fibromyalgia, rotary scoliosis, an ulcer, diverticular disease, psoriasis, a learning disability, anger issues, anxiety and dissociative disorder. Yup all that diagnosed in one person. Have fun reading this