DOUBLE your impact this #GivingTuesday

DOUBLE your impact this #GivingTuesday

Upon my diagnosis, I searched the Internet for information on my rare Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). The RSDSA came up and, despite being an American association, I found a place of hope, support, and...
#CPRS: Share Your Pain

#CPRS: Share Your Pain

Like with many chronic conditions, independence is one of the things you tend to lose when you have CRPS. The symptoms are such that doing normal day to day activities are a challenge. It’s a running joke online, you know you have CRPS when you need a nap after a...
#CRPS: Pause In Your Pain

#CRPS: Pause In Your Pain

The sound of my “marimba band” frogs ribbiting. The taste of a milk chocolate enrobed maraschino cherry bursting open. The feel of Teddy’s silky soft German Shepherd fur. The smell of Texie’s snuggles as he snaps his fresh carrots. The sight of a giant purple iris...
#CRPS: Appreciate Your Pain

#CRPS: Appreciate Your Pain

Each November, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) patients and organisations raise awareness. In support of this initiative, I’ll be writing from my experience of the syndrome. When our bodies are functioning normally, pain is an essential part of our healthy...