CRPS/RSD

Today I wear Orange

Today I wear Orange not because it will benefit me, but because it WILL benefit my loved ones, friends and those around the world who have never heard of CRPS, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Today I wear Orange to educate people of the symptoms and triggers to this disease that is progressively trying to take… Continue reading Today I wear Orange

Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD

Dear Warrior

Dear Warrior, I see you tonight as the moon rises and the world settles down to sleep. I see you lying ever so quiet in your most comfortable spot, trying to be just that… comfortable. But for many, the comfort does not come and neither will sleep. The fire within our body ramps up as… Continue reading Dear Warrior

CRPS/RSD · Dealing with Pain · Ketamine

CRPS: A Moment With No Pain

Tonight as I finished a very long and active day, I ended my evening with a HUGE surprise…. (sorry the video is shaky, I was excited!)   As Always: Much Metta, Kelly

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When My Happily Ever After Couldn’t Survive the Storm

My life is a giant shit storm right now. I haven’t written lately because facing these painful realities are sometimes more painful than the CRPS itself. This evening I decided to face my monsters and put on a suit of courage. I have to write to process what is happening with the destruction of my… Continue reading When My Happily Ever After Couldn’t Survive the Storm

Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD · Dealing with Pain · Relationships

RSVP: No. When my diagnosis makes me a bad friend

Believe it or not; sometimes I forget I am sick.   I forget that my body doesn’t allow me to do certain things or multiple things per day. I forget that a walk into the store to grab milk, may be the only thing I can do today or that driving a short distance can take… Continue reading RSVP: No. When my diagnosis makes me a bad friend

Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD · Dealing with Pain

10 things I wish I had known about CRPS/RSD when I was first diagnosed

I remember the very first time one of my doctors mumbled the letters RSD as she tried to demystify why my feet would not heal and why I was in excrutiating pain. The letters themselves scared me. She said it was rare and that I probably didn’t have it. Weeks later another specialist confirmed I… Continue reading 10 things I wish I had known about CRPS/RSD when I was first diagnosed

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD · Dealing with Pain · Mindful Mondays

Should-ing Vs. Chronic Illness & Pain

Hello there and thank you for joining me for Mindful Monday. Last week I wrote Part I about The Dangers of Should-ing all over Yourself & asked readers to notice the “shoulds” that were unhelpful in their own lives and toss them to the side.  The intention of this Mindful Monday is to improve awareness… Continue reading Should-ing Vs. Chronic Illness & Pain