I am a 26-year-old with the body of an 86-year-old. I was born with a genetic connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which causes me to have a ridiculous number of severe medical problems. It is believed that most, if not all, of my medical problems are due to being repeatedly exposed to a neurotoxic pesticide while still in the womb.
Because of said medical problems, I am practically a professional patient. I deal with doctors, insurance companies, pharmacies, and so-called “medical professionals” constantly.
Outside of being a professional patient, I am just a regular person. I was born in New York, but am currently living in the south. No matter how hard I try to hide it, they can tell I’m from New York! It’s a southern superpower, I swear! I have a beautiful Siamese cat named Venus. My mom is my main caregiver, and I live beneath her and my brother, along with their cat, Sienna, and parakeet, Victor. I’m a less-than-part-time college student, attempting to earn my degree in biology. Listening to music is one of my passions; I especially love Deep Forest and world music. I also love to draw, read, graphic and web design, write, learn, teach, cuddle with my kitties, spend time with my family, and sleep.
I started this blog to share my experiences while connecting with other people who are experiencing similar circumstances. Thanks for stopping by and getting to know me through my words. I hope you like what you see.