I was just diagnosised. I am 51 years and have spent a lifetime of chronic dislocation of both knee caps. Always been what I called doubled jointed in knees and elbows. My dad had same problem, but with only one of his knees. I surgery to fix one knee in late 1970's but did not work. I have a history of very early onset of degenerative disc disease in both lumbar and cervial spine. Arthritis in all joints. Have also been diagnosised with Fibromyalgia. Had surgery in 2007 for severe uterine prolapse and bladder prolapse.Had things removed and other things lifted with mesh. Surgery only lasted about 4 months before support mesh gave way. This is what led me to reumatologist at large teaching hospital who gave me the diagnosis. In a seperate medical issue, I have had 2 pulmonary embolisms and taking blood thinner for life. After thinking I was just weird all my life now its wonderful to know what it is and I am not alone in dealing with this. Please let me know how the rest of you are dealing and coping with this disease. I have also heard this is a benign form of Elhers- Danlos Syndrome. Thanks so much Jilly111
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