Hello, everyone, my name is Erica, first and most important, to me, I am a Nurse, and I love what I do! Secondly, I have Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and GI Motility Disorder.

Coming to terms with a chronic illness is tough and life-altering for anyone. Writing helps me process and work through it all, and I hope I can spread the feeling to those reading my blogs that you are not alone in your journey!

The reality of a flare-up: Living with EDS & Dysautonomia

Recently I had a terrible flare up, and someone asked me “what exactly does that feel like? How was a ...
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6 Tips to Prepare You for Mystery Injuries || Hypermobility Connect

6 Tips to Prepare You for Mystery Injuries

We have all had bruises that we can’t recall the origin of, we’re Hypermobile! Maybe a scar or two that ...
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Living with Tubes || Hypermobility Connect

Living with Tubes (of all kinds)

Living with tubes connected to or coming out of your body is a very different kind of lifestyle. It can ...
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Chronic Illness: Starting over again

The hardest part of ending is starting over. Wouldn‘t you agree? When you’re chronically ill, people tend to think you’re ...
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Are you a worrier?

I’m the first to admit I’m a worrier. I worry about pretty much anything and everything, even things I have ...
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Pets are the best type of therapy {Hypermobility Connect}

Pets are the best type of therapy

Dealing with chronic illness and chronic pain is a long road to walk. If you’re lucky, you have friends and ...
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Set it free… And let it go

Let it go, let it go…. Saying goodbye to 2016 was bitter-sweet for me. Personally, 2016 was an amazing year! ...
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My Medical Fairy Godmother

The upside to chronic illness: a lot of couch time equals a lot of movies watched. Now if you have ...
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A tiny glimpse of what may be ahead

Given the opportunity, would you like to see a snapshot of your life in five years? Ten years? Fifteen? A ...
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Seize the day

I was recently diagnosed with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. More importantly, I just graduated Nursing School! I say more importantly because as ...
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