It actually took quite a long time before I figured out I was hypermobile. Things started to go downhill more seriously when I was around 21 and my abdominal pain got quite severe. After multiple injections in that area over a year’s time, I finally got the surgery where they burned off my nerve endings leaving a 10 cm scar hiding under my clothes. The surgery did not really help, but as long as I did not have the pressure of jeans on my abdomen, I was able to muddle onwards.
For the next five years I have only worn dresses, summer and winter, spring and fall. I graduated from university and worked full-time jobs, but the doctors were not able to explain why I was fainting more and more, getting pain all over and being so tired so very often.
Eventually, I became bedridden for a couple of months, staying with my parents once more as I was unable to take care of myself anymore. Very slowly I started to rebuild and as I discovered I was hypermobile, multiple great physiotherapists in the Netherlands helped me improve. I am very thankful to them, but the progress was slow and I seemed to hit wall after wall with many issues remaining.
I started to think that maybe this was the best my body could ever be. But, thankfully, it turned out it wasn’t. Via social media, I stumbled on a recommendation for the exercises from Adam. I looked at his website and it seemed too good to be true, so I followed his online program before deciding whether to fly over to the UK. In those 10 weeks of diligently following his program, I made more progress than in all the years before! And all it took were cold showers, very specific exercises and Adam’s pearls of wisdom.
I am simplifying of course: Everything is easier in hindsight. And in jeans, which I am wearing whilst I am writing this. But it worked and is working, and I guess that is what matters most. Now I have also flown over to Adam. Why? Because Adam is my ticket out of an unnecessarily limited and hard life. And if you get such a ticket, why not go for the whole ride? I have seen Adam twice now in the flesh and have two more sessions to go.
I am very glad I came over and am rejoicing in the additional improvements and meeting Adam after all our WhatsApp chats and his encouragement.