Morgan Solray, Head Legal Researcher
Our Senior Editor, and resident Paralegal, Morgan Solray, recently joined our team in the beginning of March 2019. She had the drive to spread awareness for EDS, POTS, and other rare and invisible diseases that we all share here at Wetzel's EDS Life. This is an important part of who she is. She is also suspected of having EDS but has not been formally diagnosed as of yet. She is going through the motions to either confirm or dismiss this diagnosis, but these kinds of things take time.
She received her first diagnosis in 2010 and since then it has snowballed into a huge file over the years. Some of the things that she likes to do are medical and legal research, adult coloring books, cooking, baking, going to the beach, cleaning, sleeping and reading. Sometimes if she is experiencing a flare, doing these activities can be challenging, but she does her best to not let it affect her daily life. Morgan made a huge change in her life in 2016. She underwent gastric bypass and lost an astonishing total weight of 136 lbs.
Morgan works two jobs and is passionate about learning and educating others in EDS and it's related conditions. She is diagnosed with POTS, Anemia, Malnutrition due to malabsorption, Severe Allergies Suspected MCAS due to the extent of allergies, arthritis, and Vitamin D deficiency, There are probably more conditions to add to this list and we are sure this list will grow over the years, as it does with many of us.
Since then she has had more energy, has had less stress on her joints and less joint pain in general. She considers herself very lucky as she is still able to work. She delivers pizza and works in a legal office. This is impressive as many of us are unable to work because of the debilitating nature of these illnesses. Some of the treatments that she has undergone that have been effective are CBD, hydration, both oral and I.V. saline, increased salt intake, compression garments, and using various body activity monitoring equipment to help control her pulse, bp, temp and so forth.
It is Morgan's hope that one day, she will be able to teach others in similar situations how to advocate for themselves so that can receive the best possible treatment available to them. Also, she wants people to become more educated, not just patients and physicians, but the general public. By doing this, more of us can live more functional, "normal" lives.