After the fun and games and beating of my body on the first 36 hours of holiday, I then set out to abuse my body in a new way - keeping it static for long periods of time. Now, anyone with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome will know how hard it can be to sit still for long periods, or to confine your body to small area. It's hard because joints get stiff, or start to ache, or need to be stretched. A big part of a road trip after all is to be in the car, a lot, for long periods at a time.
So, over the course of 6 days, we did 2300 miles in total. I thankfully didn't have to drive, my other half was keen to do that all himself, but none the less it was hard to sit and not be able to stretch the full extent that I normally can; not be able to contort myself to my normal comfortable positions.
The week of discomfort at times was worth it though, for the views, for the experience. I got to see some beautiful things. The Alps were wonderful; we visited the Shroud of Turin; we went to Monaco! It was fabulous.
Here are some of the pictures I got :)
This beauty was taken at the Notre Dame de la Garde in Marseille. It's beautiful there. I loved it, up the most massive hill ever!
So yeah, that was some of my road trip :) Yes it was hard at times, and yes I pushed my body to the max at times, but it was worth it. And I'm learning to better understand my body, learning to hear the warning signs sooner. I'm getting better at having control on this.