Hi GiveMyDaughtertheShot!, You express so eloquently what most of us experience and feel, I’m afraid. You are certainly not alone in your experience! One thing that may give you some answers is a “23andme” genetic test. It may point to some of the defects you deal with (I wonder if you may have an MTHFR defect?). We are all a bit different, but we do suffer from CRAZY blood work. With your high eos and basophils — are you taking Zyrtec, I wonder? It does more than just act as an antihistamine. Oh, and are you on a blood thinner? I think that is HUGELY important, considering your history (and mine!). I am on more blood thinners than I ever dreamed possible, but BOY, do they help! If you have vascular problems like most of us, you may have either hydrocephalus or bad circulation to your hypothalamus and/or pituitary, causing many of your problems. Oh, and healing? With the combination of defective collagen, a poor immune system and poor circulation (due to vascular problems and blood thickening), you are looking at difficulty healing FOR SURE. It’s a bad combo… I’ve come to understand that there is just so much to know in medicine, and our problems involve “new science” — most practicing doctors just can’t be on the cutting edge. Researchers know a bit more than they are revealing, as they scramble to work on new prescription medications. I will be revealing quite a bit soon — we need help NOW, before new medications can be FDA approved. I’ve been working on hitting our problems with existing medication. It may not be as convenient (multiple meds are usually needed), but if it works, that is GREAT. Back to being a guinea pig over here. Don’t lose hope, my friend. We are right there with you.