One of my many chronic illnesses is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). It is often linked to another one of my illnesses, POTS. What is it? EDS is an inherited connective tissue disorder that weakens the connective tissue. It is caused by abnormalities in the processing, structure, and production of collagen. The severeness of the condition … Continue reading What it’s Like Living with EDS
The spoon theory is a metaphor for how people with chronic illnesses or disability manage their energy. That's why we refer to ourselves as "spoonies." A spoon is a unit of measure that represents how much energy a person has. Physical activity requires and uses up a number of spoons, depending on how energy-draining it … Continue reading The Spoon Theory: What is it?