I found themighty.com when I was looking online for a place where people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome could come together and share their thoughts on this illness.
Not only did I find people who struggel with EDS on a daily basis, but also people who have many of the same issues as I have, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Migrain, Tension Headache.
I live in Norway, and when it comes to having Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.. Well, that can be really lonely. I know a few people who have EDS, but unfortunatly they don't live in my city. We have this facebook group for people in Norway, but I was looking for a larger, more or less International group or a community. I found it here at We Are #mighty Together / themighty.com
Let me tell you a little about me :
My name is Beate Kolset Johnsen, I'm a woman, 46 years old (or young... I still feel young in so many ways) and I live in a city - Tromsø /Tromsoe - in Northern Norway.
Because of a number of healthissues, I don't work anymore and it's 24 years since I had a proper job.
I live by myself in my own apartment and that's okay, but some times I wish I had to go to work every day, just to be like the "normal" people. I often feel that I don't fit into the society, much due to the fact that I seem to have more illnesses than all of my friends put together. I've been in and out of hospitals since I was a teen, and most of my friends are people with healt issues.
I have many things I like to do, I love horses & riding, music, painting, goth & alternative clothing, drawing, travelling (like on holiday), writing, languages, movies /film, reading, sports (I can't stand soccer!!!), magazines, politics, hiking, decorating (DIY), food, culture, going out during the weekends to pubs, bars and eating places /restaurants.
That's some of the things I like, but of course there are much more.
I'm so, so happy I found themighty.com, cuz it's good to know I'm not alone having all these weird feelings about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, my Borderline disorder and all these other illnesses.
I would love to get to know people all around the globe, cause I love having friends to chatt with, laugh, cry. Life is hard enough as it is and having friends to share things with is nice. I would like to travel around the world to see new places (and faces :)), even if I have to do it in a wheel chair. I'm not in a wheel chair yet, but in a couple of years I'll probably need one for days when my joints don't work.
I almost forgot to mention that I'm a member of The Fountain House in Tromsø, and I'm thinking of going to USA, Great Britain or Australia to a course in a year or two. If you are Fountain House member in one of these countries, OR in another country, please message me, either here or on Facebook. Of course you don't have to be a member of a Fountain House to message me. 😀It's worth becoming mighty!
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