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    Posted on Jul 29, 2014

    Signs You Might Be A Zebra

    You might be an Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / EDS Zebra if... you can find the humor through the pain!

    If you can do a toe touch with no problem, but think stairs are evil...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever dislocated something by standing up...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you bruise easily...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you are super flexible (have hypermobile joints)...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you get tired easily...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you can't sit still because of pain or stiffness...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you can't cook and clean on the same day...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you can't squat without pain and have difficulty getting back up...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever dislocated a rib cuddling...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever dislocated your jaw brushing your teeth...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever had family members who weren't understanding...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you know that doing something cool today means having to rest tomorrow...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you know that EDS stands for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you know that "doing tricks" hurts & will cause more damage later...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you know wearing high heels might send you to emergency room...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you shudder at the phrase, "When you hear hoof beats in Central Park, think horses, not zebras,"...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you have a big brain...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever dislocated a rib from being hugged...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you get excited meeting someone with your same symptoms...

    you might be a zebra.

    If wet floors and icy paths terrify you...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you suffer from chronic migraines with a myriad of other health problems...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you are reading this at 4 o'clock in the morning...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've never had a problem reaching an itch that needed scratching...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've kept going because you didn't have any other choice...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've had multiple limbs in serious pain at the same time...

    you might be a zebra.

    If anesthetic doesn't work on you...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've had to change or adjust hobbies because of pain...

    you might be a zebra.

    If doctor after doctor has been baffled by your symptoms...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you scar easily...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever dislocated your knee while dancing...

    you might be a zebra.

    If some days require bed, ice packs, and heating pads...

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    you might be a zebra.

    If holding a pen or pencil hurts...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever prayed not to have a serious injury today...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever had a tilt table test...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you can repeat The Spoon Theory, and identify as a #Spoonie ...

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    you might be a zebra.

    If exercising is dangerous...

    you might be a zebra.

    If precipitation means you might have to stay in bed with ice packs...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever relocated your own dislocated bone...

    you might be a zebra.

    If the month of May makes you think of EDS Awareness...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you can tell the weather before getting out of bed...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever had to rest after taking a shower...

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    you might be a zebra.

    If you have to contort to get comfortable...

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    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever had a joint "pop out" in your sleep...

    you might be a zebra.

    If laying down is the only time you're kind of comfortable...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you are a phlebotomist's nightmare...

    you might be a zebra.

    If your medical chart is comparable to that of an octogenarian...

    you might be a zebra.

    If your mobility assistance needs change daily...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you have gastroparesis...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you've ever scared, shocked, disgusted, or confused a medical professional...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you can explain the difference between a dislocation and subluxation...

    you might be a zebra.

    If the pain scale is a joke in your household...

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    you might be a zebra.

    If people constantly try to tell you what supplements or exercises or whatever latest miracle cure will help 'heal' you...

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    you might be a zebra.

    If you don't give up easily...

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    you might be a zebra.

    If you've hurt yourself typing...

    you might be a zebra.

    If your body sounds like a breakfast cereal...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you have to educate your own doctors...

    you might be a zebra.

    If what doesn't hurt is usually a shorter list than what does...

    you might be a zebra.

    If most of your wardrobe, accessories, and home furnishings are zebra print...

    you might be a zebra.

    If you understand #ZebraStrong...

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    you might be a zebra.

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