I feel worn out but I smile anyway

What no one told me about having Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is that sometimes it’s easier to smile through your pain rather than try explaining what hurts or what’s bothering you.

No one told me that was going to wake up feeling like old person every day. No one told me that pain was going to be a part of my life for the rest of my life everyday.

No one told me I would have to lie about how I feel on a day to day basis because trying to explain how you’re feeling or why you’re feeling a way seems to come back and bite me in the ass.

No one told me that because I am young people who are older than me would pass judgement on me and my issues.

No one told me that I would have to constantly be on the lookout for places to sit because my joints can’t handle standing for longer than a certain period of time.

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