Author Archives: Karen Del Vecchio

I’m Constantly Grateful for the Benefits of Massage

Every day I’m incredibly thankful to be able to see a fantastic massage therapist on a regular basis. People often don’t understand how Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which causes loose tendons and ligaments, leads to exceptionally tight muscles. Once I explain that it’s my body’s compensatory effort to try to make…

Another Round in the Finger Saga

A few weeks ago I was pretty happy to hear that because my finger injury was a break in the bone, my Eherls-Danlos syndrome (EDS) likely wouldn’t significantly impede my recovery. For the actual bone, that’s true. However, what we’ve since figured out in physical therapy is that I probably…

Some Days Are Just So 2020

I saw a cartoon the other day that showed a husband and wife sitting on a sofa. The wife asked her husband how his day was. He answered, “It was a total 2020.” His wife replied, “Say no more.” I had a “2020 day” last Sunday. No, I don’t…

Spreading EDS Awareness Is Critical

Life has continued to be a stressful whirlwind of teaching, college counseling, and just trying to manage the all-hands-on-deck reality of working in a school that’s back in session with kids on campus. It’s going about as well as anyone could’ve hoped, but…

Finding Relief From GI Discomfort With Probitiocs

Like many people with Ehlers-Danlos syndrom, I often have gastrointestinal issues. I was diagnosed with a gut motility issue as a teenager, but I can really trace the problem back to when I was born. My parents have always joked about how I never let them sleep through the…

Are You a Surge Capacity Warrior?

Well, the past week and a half has been a baptism by fire, to say the least. I currently have nowhere near enough hours in my day to handle everything that needs to be done, and then manage any form of self-care other than riding.