"An Ehler-Danlos syndrome flare means that I need support from more than just my friends... so thank you, sweet cane! For years, I resisted doing anything that would make my physical situation easier, insisting that a cane would 'make things weird.' But it’s so much less weird to actually be able to participate than to stay in bed all day," she continued.
As for wearing her pyjamas in public? Lena made a very fair point that Justin Bieber wears hotel slippers pretty much everywhere, so why can't she? "And yes, you'd better believe I'm wearing my nightgown," she wrote. "I was walking four feet to the car to go to the doctor and I wanted to be full cozy. I mean, didn't Bieber wear hotel slippers for like five years? Yeah, so I can wear my glamour nighty for two hours."
The second image in her gallery was her later the same day in a two-piece blue suit while posing in a backyard. "And then an hour later, I’m in a meeting look tackling the job I love. That’s the two-fold life of a woman with chronic illness; we still rock our dreams and goals and passions (and fashions) and we live many lives in one day."
According to WebMD, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a disease that weakens the connective tissues of your body. "EDS can make your joints loose and your skin thin and easily bruised. It also can weaken blood vessels and organs." While there is no cure, symptoms can be treated and managed.
Back in April, Lena revealed she is a recovering addict while celebrating one year of being sober. She addressed being in recovery while receiving the Woman of The Year Award at the Friendly House 30th Annual Awards Luncheon last week, saying "I am an artist, a writer, a dreamer, a cat lady, a secret folk singer, an obsessively devoted daughter and sister and friend….. and now I am very proudly an addict in recovery."
We love you, Lena.