Medical Mondays

Poppy’s Story

This week’s Medical Monday post has been co-written by 24 year old Poppy. A couple of weeks ago I posted about my personal experience with job hunting & this post tells the story of a job training day from hell that Poppy experienced a while ago. In her story Poppy mentions The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 & I’ve added some information about the Act onto the end of the post.

Poppy herself has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which is a connective tissue disorder. The condition, which is often referred to as EDS, can cause a huge range of complications & issues, but the main ones are joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibility & tissue fragility (this information has come from The Ehlers-Danlos Society webpage which you can find here).

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