Saturday, 17 January 2015

I have been diagnosed.....

That's right. Finally I can officially say I have Hypermobility Syndrome. This is an amazing day for me as I have been fobed off for so long by many medical professionals whom have told me to get on with my pain.

Basically for those who don't know what I am talking about, HMS is a connective tissue disorder. This means that the tissue which is there to support the joints is lax like an over stretched elastic band. This can affect any connective tissue in the body including esophagus, heart valves and veins. Because of the silly overstretched veins, blood pools in them making a surge of adrenaline. Ever wondered why I am oftern bouncing of the walls?!

Dr Kaz Kaz (coolest name ever!) told me I need to start swimming which is the safest form of exercise I can do. I hate swimming, well not actual swimming but swimming pools. Aaaagggghhh. Dirty, plaster floating, pube flooring swimming pools. The other problem is I can't really swim. I do every stroke possible in one move....... I need to learn.

So the plan is, I do specialist Pilates, swim, see a podiatrist, see a Gastroenterologist and do a 8 week pain management course.


No comments: