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  • 25 weeks
    The Israel/Gaza Situation Has Me Broken

    Ignore if you hate this topic. I avoid social media, and I'd rather rant here than the hellhole that is Twitter :rainbowlaugh:

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  • 32 weeks
    Already on Step 4

    Check this out if you have zero clue what I'm talking about haha.

    Did bodyweight squats in front of my physical therapist, and they were good!! Super smooth, great range of motion, and zero tightness for the first few sets. This puts me on step 4 out of 5.

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  • 35 weeks
    Plan to Cross the Finish Line

    Gameplan my physical therapist and I made to overcome my joint issues once and for all. I'd say I'm 90% there, so here is the plan for the last 10%. Primary remaining issue is the left hip weakness causing me to shift much of my weight onto the right hip, which also causes my entire trunk/upper body to twist to compensate for the lean. This messes up my shoulder blade movement as well, leading to

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  • 45 weeks
    Can Almost See the Light at the End of the Tunnel

    After almost a full decade of pain affecting my waking hours, sleep, ability to exercise, and ability to just have fun, I'm almost done!!!!

    I define me being done as: Being able to exercise, sleep, stand, sit, lie down, and walk with no pain, instability, or unevenness. It's hard to put a number on a goal like this, but I'd say I'm 85% there.

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  • 67 weeks
    Almost Done Beating Genetics

    Ughhhhhh why can't I be 100% done, though :raritydespair:

    Alright, so despite basically every joint having issues at first, I can minimize the major starting issues to:
    - Right hip tear + instability
    - Left hip tear + instability
    - Left shoulder instability
    - Right shoulder instability

    The two bolded ones were the biggest issues. As of now, I have:

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Bleh, Genetics Are Winning (For Now) · 6:02am Sep 15th, 2022

Since my Elhers-Danlos affects my shoulders most of all, upper body pressing exercises are beyond difficult to progress on. Which is saying something considering my Elhers-Danlos led to a labrum tear in each of my hips lol. Training hard works on everything except pressing, leading to hilarious strength discrepancies. My shoulders, chest and triceps might be 5x weaker than they should be compared to the rest of my body. And that's not an exaggeration haha.

Still, any improvement is a great middle finger to nature haha. Repeating this for the 20th time by now, but my original orthopedic surgeon was clear that I'd never do a push up again, and that even machine pressing exercises were a no-go to me. And considering I way past the point, I'd like to think I can get to my goals... eventually haha. I've pretty much accepted that pressing movements are going to take the longest for me to progress on. I have to think 3 - 5 years on these, which is fine. It's not like I can ever let my genetics win :pinkiecrazy:

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Comments ( 3 )

Cheers. Good tidings on your path.

Deep, you'll get there. How do I know this? Because you see it as your moral duty to stick your middle finger up to your genetics and you're too stubborn to give up on that. :rainbowlaugh: :derpytongue2: But seriously, keep at it and I have full confidence that you'll end up smashing every single one of your goals. :twilightsmile:


Well, duh. Of course I'm never gonna give up haha.

If it takes me 10 years instead of 3, does it really matter in the long run?

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