Fueling the Fire

When I started thinking I wanted to start a blog or write a book. I had no idea how much I needed it, how therapeutic getting my thoughts out would be. I initially wanted to do it for others, to help teach others about this crazy, rare, little known, disease called CRPS. To help others who don’t feel they have a voice. I told my best friend, Erika, that if I could help or educate one person I would be satisfied. People have reached out to me saying they’ve never heard of the disease prior to reading my blog, I’ve educated some and shared experiences with others fighting. I feel thankful and very blessed to have such a support system. But this outreach has only fueled the fire.

The pain associated with CRPS is most often compared to being on fire. That’s really what it feels like most of the time, with occasional zings of stabbing pain each day. Turning this burning, fiery pain into something positive has been amazing! Of course I’m still in pain everyday but I feel I’ve found my purpose, my why with this journey I’m on. The quote below encompasses what I’m doing so well that I had to share. ❤️

“Turn your demons into art, your shadow into a friend, your fear into fuel, your failures into teachers, your weaknesses into reasons to keep fighting. Don’t waste your pain. Recycle your heart.”

-Andrea Balt


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