Monday, May 3, 2010

There are benefits

So my last post pretty much sucked in terms of inspiration and positivity. However, it was honest. I don't want to pretend I'm protected by a bubble that surrounds me from all of what EDS has to offer. A force field, like Violet in the Incredibles would be cool though.The geneticist also wants be back for a follow-up and some more tests. yay.

As we all know, EDS makes us put up with a lot and the majority of it,we could easily live without.There are some benefits to being bendy. Here is a list of things that have benefited me.
  • Go-go Gadget arms (Inspector Gadget). I can usually reach things that otherwise couldn't be reached for. With the exception of things that are up high, as I'm pretty short.
  • I can scratch my own back.
  • I can fit into very small spaces, great for hide and seek as a kid.
  • Fitting into small widows is great for watching the Santa Clause Parade
  • I don't have to bend over to shave my legs
  • Monkey toes are awesome. I can pick up almost anything.
  • I'm awesome at yoga without trying.
  • Being able to do things with other body parts; like open doors with feet
  • After not being able to use my arm for about a year, I can almost do anything with one arm.
"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a brick wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go though it or work around it."

1 comment:

  1. I made a list just like this a while back when I was feeling really down and it was almost identical to yours! XD And I'm currently working with one arm, so I'm learning the left-handed-ness right now. Although I would add that I like that I can bend to easily see the tattoos I have on the outside of my ankles which must drive un-bendy-folk crazy!