EDS in Washington Post

A colleague of mine just sent me this link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/sam-kean-author-of-violinists -thumb-on-genes-and-how-they-affect-who-we-are/2012/07/24/gJQA3yRf7W_story. html


Sam Kean, author of ‘Violinist’s Thumb,’ on genes and how they affect who we are

The first paragraph:
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a rare conglomeration of connective-tissue disorders. Symptoms include migraines, easily bruised skin, resistance to anesthetics and, most markedly, hyper-flexible joints that bend in ways bordering on the grotesque. I know all of this because I have become convinced — in the obsessive, giddy way of hypochondriacs — that I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. I have become convinced of this because I have just finished reading “The Violinist’s Thumb.”

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I just ordered the book. Although work is crazy right now and I probably won't finish it soon, my daughter is the fastest reader I know, (7 harry potter books in 7 days while going to school full time). I'll have a review of the book in a day or two.

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Very interesting! Maybe we should invite the writer to look at the "so you think you have EDS" link on the EDNF site. Looking forward to your review. I also thought I was an amazing speed reader until my daughter left me in the dust at the ripe old age of 12. The good news is, I don't have to wait as long if I am second in line for the book.

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Ha! I remember the day my daughter and I were reading a book and she had to wait for me to finish so she could turn the page. She is unbelievably slow in everything else though...mind in the clouds.

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