A Reluctant Contortionist
A blog about being too bendy. To raise awareness of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
What is EDS?
What is POTS?
Being diagnosed with POTS.
Being diagnosed with EDS.
Being fed through tubes.
Shoulder Hypermobility / Marfanoid Habitus.
No joints were harmed in the making of this photo.
Beighton Finger Test. - One point for each little finger that bends backwards beyond 90 degrees.
Hyperelastic skin. - When I have some time I'll photoshop some muscles into this photo.
The Steinberg test for arachnodactyly (spider fingers). It is possible to adduct the thumb across the palm beyond the ulnar border of the hand.
The wrist sign for arachnodactyly (spider fingers). - It is possible for the thumb and little finger to meet around the wrist and overlap to the extent of a fingernail length.
'The Reverse Prayer'. This position shows shoulder, elbow, and wrist hypermobility. The photo also shows I don't do much ironing.
All the above photos are of my own body, Copyright Ceri Teasdale 2014.
A selfie with my baby niece.
A birthday party with my niece.
At home, one hifi ago.
Oxshott FC 1989/90.
My Dad's Wedding 2010.
A friend's birthday, 1993.