Can you believe it is a year today since I took my first trip over to London to meet with Prof. Rodney Grahame at the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth?
While I was there, I had some tests and I received a confirmed diagnosis of EDS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) Hypermobility type with Gastro issues. You can read the full blog post I did about that experience Here.
The diagnosis and treatment plan I got there proved invaluable to me here in Ireland to help my Doctors treat me and even still, I am still waiting for my Harolds Cross appointment to help me get back walking!
I was due to go back over to London for further tests and much needed treatment but I have been too unwell and practically housbound when I am not in hospital over the past year to plan anything. I have been admitted to hospital 5 times since my visit over and I also have been diagnosed with Gastroparesis in that time.
However, things are getting worse especially in the Gastroparesis area of things and I still need to get back for the treatment as soon as I am well enough to travel and make plans.
The Medical fund is always open if anyone would still like to contribute or even just to share the link, I would greatly appreciate it, because without it, it would be impossible for me to pursue the correct course of treatment as there are no EDS specialists anywhere in Ireland and traveling abroad is not fully supported at all under the HSE travel abroad scheme.
I would just like to take this opportunity to say Thank you to everyone who has helped so far, to my family and friends and especially my amazing husband Keith. You have all been so supportive and helpful and I couldn’t have done it without you 🙂
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