Every day we meet lovely ladies all with different stories. Some with stories about their relationships, their children, their jobs, their upbringing to name but a few. But some of the most heart warming stories are of those ladies with medical conditions and how they live their lives to the full and make the most of everything because of what they have been and are going through.
This gorgeous lady came in for a confidence boost because her condition which she was born with called EDS means she is in constant pain and has affected how she feels which has affected the way she sees herself and her relationship with her husband. So as a gift to herself and a gift for her hubby who was so supportive of her having the shoot done she took the plunge and decided to have a boudoir shoot whit us.
So what is EDS and what are the symptons?
Individuals with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) have a genetic defect in their connective tissue, the tissue that provides support to many body parts such as the skin, muscles and ligaments. The fragile skin and unstable joints found in patients with EDS are the result of faulty or reduced amounts of collagen. Collagen is a protein, which acts as a “glue” in the body, adding strength and elasticity to connective tissue.
EDS is a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders, characterized by articular (joint) hypermobility, skin extensibility and tissue fragility. There are six major types of EDS. The different types of EDS are classified according to their manifestations of signs and symptoms. Each type of EDS is defined as a distinct disorder that “runs true” in a family. This means that an individual with Vascular Type EDS will not have a child with Classical Type EDS.
Clinical manifestations of EDS are most often joint and skin related and may include:
Joint hypermobility; loose/unstable joints which are prone to frequent dislocations and/or subluxations; joint pain; hyperextensible joints (they move beyond the joint’s normal range); early onset of osteoarthritis.
Soft velvety-like skin; variable skin hyper-extensibility; fragile skin that tears or bruises easily (bruising may be severe); severe scarring; slow and poor wound healing; development of molluscoid pseudo tumors (fleshy lesions associated with scars over pressure areas).
This is what Ms S had to say about her time with us :) xxx
“I can’t even begin to express how amazing these people are. From the minute I walked in Alison put me at ease and made me feel at Home straight away. from start to finish the experience was amazing. I booked it for a pressie for my hubby and almost cancelled as I was so scared about getting my body out and posing. I’m so glad I didn’t. It was such a confidence building experience. I wouldn’t say I love my body but I definitely now except my body. Which I never expected it to b. I would recommend red Bow to every single woman. If you are thinking about doing something like this then, you have to come here. I can guarantee no other place will have you at ease and be able to get the most amazing pictures of you and make u love every second. I want to do it all again now xx”
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