EDS,MCA, POTS, Collect Them All: German Socialized Medicine, Medical Marijuana, UBER WE HAVE AN IDEA FOR YOU: Chronic Illness Serial Podcast
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I have made choice of not doing just one or even two posts of a diagnosis (you might remember my interview). The reason is that each of us has a different experience with our disorders and I want to show how wildly different stories can be even when they live under the same diagnosis. OK, off my soapbox I have you really enjoy hearing from Karina and hearing about her journey. You will learn so much from pain medication guilt, medical, marijuana, the naivete before chronic illness, and I learned so much about socialized medicine in Germany and the differences with the ACA. What is your disorder? * Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and comorbid conditions (spinal instabilities, mast cell activation, small fiber neuropathy, dysautonomia and others) - 15 diagnoses by now. At what age did your disorder become a daily issue? * 24 Who were you before your illness became debilitating? * I would say that I was really naive. I thought nothing could ever hurt me. In 2009, I just started my career as a lab technician, moved into…