When I was a kid, I used to experience a lot of aching pain in my legs and joints. I have been checked by a lot of doctors and each had given me different diagnosis like Osgood Schlatters, chin splints and others which I can no longer remember. I never heard of ehlers-danlos syndrome before. But the last three physicians I had been to told me the same thing, that I had this condition. I just found out about this not too long ago, and even until now, I am still trying to understand it. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is also known as cutis hyperelastica. This is a hereditary condition that involves disorder in the connective tissues caused by defects in the synthesis of the collagen. This results to stretchy skin and loose ligaments in the joints causing so much pain. There are six different types: hypermobility, classical, vascular, kyphoscoliosis, arthrocalasis and dermatosparaxis. The one I have is the 3rd type which is the hypermobility form. I was told that I will live the rest of my life with this condition. Although I was at first shocked, I was also relieved. At least I know what I have to look out for. Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome may be painful but I can still have a full life if I choose to, and I chose to. I have the support of my family and I want to look at the bright side. Things may be compromised but I feel loved and that is all that matters.