I grew tall to fill the void
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2020-11-23 19:11:05

    @coldwind-shiningstars replied to your post: one of the series i read as a kid and that stuck...

    I remember those books almost entirely because one of them has the most viscerally disgusting description of rotten fruit I’ve ever read. I don’t remember the exact phrasing but I DO remember the way it made me feel. ah middle grade fantasy!

    I feel like I almost remember what book or scene you’re talking about. I honestly don’t remember most of the books and I’m fairly certain I read most of them, but I do think that they were at least somewhat influential to me at that age. Probably because there were some absolutely horrifying scenes and descriptions in them. Also they were illustrated which was the coolest shit to me.

    Also there was that scene where they saved one of the main characters from falling out o a ship by the auto lock function on the armor’s gloves that was made specifically for this purpose and that was also very cool to me. Maye just a lot of things were cool to me.

    @coldwind-shiningstars replied to your post:@coldwind-shiningstars replied to your post: ...

    a big part of my EDS is Digestive Problems And Feeling Faint All The Time, combined with being bendy, which is why I brought it up! especially if your family has it too. it’s like… can be an Explanation if you have a lot of weird seemingly disconnected body stuff, especially if other people in your family do too. I just thought I’d mention it!

    Oh! That’s actually pretty interesting. I know when it comes to my family the main problems almost all come from my mom but I don’t think she herself is hypermobile at all and it kind of skeeves her out when I showed it to her, haha. As for the feeling faint, I wouldn’t say I feel like that all the time, but that may just be because ever since I started getting it (or noticing it?) way back when I was 10-11 they just started chalking it up to “fast metabolism and/or getting up too fast” and for the most part I can avoid feeling like that by eating right or noticing the pre-faintish feeling signs, but it does sneak up on me randomly sometimes. While I don’t think I would say I have it and don’t really think I have any specific need to find out if I do, it will be something I keep in mind, just in case!

    @coldwind-shiningstars replied to your post: learned i can pop my thumbs weird and now i keep...

    okay this may be a weird question and you can definitely tell me to Buzz Off but. have you ever researched ehlers danlos syndrome. because I think maybe you should, based on a lot of other posts you’ve made! also, Mood, I do the same thing with my shoulders! it’s just so satisfying    

    I’ve known my pinkie fingers can over extend/pop back for years now and its like the one thing I do when I get real bored in class or something (even if it is slightly sore later). Just something about the “sound” I guess that entertains me.

    But about the first message, its not weird at all! Its a good question--I haven’t necessarily studied it “in depth” but I do know the overview of it. Actually I think it may have been a video someone made about it when I first realized that actually, yes, bending fingers back that far IS considered hypermobility (I’d been watching a video on migraines before it and it was next up on autoplay) and then when I looked up hypermobility more in general it was a wow....I can do that” rabbit hole kind of thing. But I haven’t researched EDS specifically.

    Anyways! While I am fairly bendy, I don’t really think I have the other symptoms or markers of EDS (based on the mayo clinic overview, at least). I don’t think my skin is any stretchier than “normal” and when it comes to wound healing, when I got stitches last summer it healed up just fine without any problems. The other things I do have on the list is that I bruise easily(?) and I would sprain/roll my ankles a lot. But I know there’s usually a lot more nuance with things than the symptom lists on websites, so!

    @coldwind-shiningstars replied to your post: i refuse to believe that being able to get your...

    apparently being able to TOUCH YOUR TOES is considered hypermobility, which is bizzare to me! also if you want to know what counts as hypermobile the brighton scale is probably the best thing to google, altho you can be hypermobile and still have a low score on it    

    the touching your toes thing would be less bizarre if it was like “touching your toes and getting your fingers or hands flat” but JUST touching your toes?? wild

    the test is interesting, thanks! I got like a 4/9 maybe a 5/9 on it. really the only things that don’t over bend are my knees and my elbows and i’m not certain if i’m doing the flat hands toe touch thing right but i CAN get them flat without bending my knees

    @coldwind-shiningstars replied to your video: @coldwind-shiningstars here it is! on an emb plate...

    That’s so cool…

    e coli is one of the only ones that gets that green sheen too! at least i think so. there were also some black spots on it that don’t show up where it REALLY fermented lactose

    @coldwind-shiningstars replied to your post: o chem test scores were posted……………

    Glad it went well! Good luck talking to the professor

    thanks! i’m thinking it’ll go well--he’s a nice guy and so far this is the most ease i’ve had understanding chemistry ever