The cooler, rainy weather has me not feeling so good today. The weather seems to really affect my CRPS! I’ve had a lot of stinging, stabbing nerve pain today. Which makes it really hard to focus on anything. Earlier today, I was attempting to study when my phone rang. It was my endocrinologist’s office saying […]
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As I began to move more, I started to notice the pain would get worse with movement. This is when I started holding my arm and tried to avoid moving it. This was the beginning of a bad thing! With CRPS you have to keep moving, not moving only makes CRPS worse! This is hard […]
Read More CRPS Is More Than Excruciating Pain?
You’ve seen me write RSD and you’ve seen me write CRPS, but are they different? Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is the old term used, this has now been replaced with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). So, really they are the same sucky syndrome! Most older physicians will call it RSD, while younger ones call it […]
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“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston S. Churchill Just some encouraging words for anyone out there struggling with anything, whether it be CRPS or something totally different….just continue! Continuing doing something, never give up! ❤️
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A couple weeks after my surgery, I was beginning to figure out what helped and what made the pain worse. I had realized that keeping anything light from touching my right chest helped, but cold definitely made it worse! I had also realized that the sun helped, both mentally and physically. One day, I was […]
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Don’t let the shadows of yesterday spoil the sunshine of tomorrow. Live for today. -Nandina Morris Today was a very nice day here in Kentucky. I was able to come home and spend some much needed girl time with my daughter, outside enjoying the rays! Our property is a little over 3 acres and we […]
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June 12, 2018 We leave the doctors office and start home on our 2 1/2 hour trip. I’m not feeling great, but we decide we are going to enjoy our ride home a bit. We plan on going some back roads to get home. But we end up going way outside of where we should […]
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So, I went to see a new specialist today. One thing that I have encountered time and time again is that bigger is not better! Just because the hospital is bigger doesn’t mean they’re better or smarter, AT ALL! Just because the hospital is known to be good, doesn’t mean all the doctors that work […]
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June 12, 2018 The next week at my house was much of the same. I was able to do a little more on my own though. Although slow, in movement and time, I started being able to shower on my own. I still hadn’t left my house yet as even walking proved to be a […]
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I’m not really sure why I continue to get dirty looks from people about how I look. But really, is my shoulder being exposed really that offensive to you? Do you find it necessary to give me dirty looks as you pass by as I’m standing with my husband and 6 year old daughter. I […]
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