GETTING AN ACT IN THE FREAK SHOW

Playing The Hand I Was Dealt

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Why does Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) have to be a freak show disease?  My skin doesn’t stretch enough to be the India Rubber Woman and I’m not hypermobile enough to be the Human Pretzel, but I look like a hybrid of marbled, blue cheese and the Purple People Eater from the venous pattern and purpura and petechiae covering my body from nearly head to toe.  The icing on the cake is the beyond frustrating keratoconus, which turned my corneas into little cones. Alas, the latest problems that have been discovered could surely guarantee me an act in the freak show.

 

I’ve been working with my great, new optometrist over the past couple of months to try and get scleral contact lenses, which can correct keratoconic vision to a point by creating artificial corneas in essence.  As I’m post-CXL surgery, the progression of my keratoconus (KC) has…

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2 thoughts on “GETTING AN ACT IN THE FREAK SHOW

  1. Thanks for the reblog! I wonder if anyone will get why a post about Ehlers-Danlos syndrome AND KC is on here? I appreciate it as you’re helping me get the message out that some KCers have certain types of EDS or Marfan’s and so on (or vice versa).
    A x

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