“I create beautiful art, so I can look back on the life my body fell short of in such a way that it brings me peace.” Nikki Rowe .
Ache my bones, flame my muscles, tingle my nerves, but you will never taint my beautiful mind & I will overcome this condition with the belief that I already have. - CRPS AWARENESS - Nikki Rowe
Everyday is CRPS day for me. Making my way through this mess of pain.
Let your pain empower you, Not all of us are destined to break. And if you find yourself broken, Allow for each broken piece To faithfully make sense I would never put public speaking on my "special skills" list, but over these past years I have been called to do just that more than a number of… Continue reading Pain Makes Us Who We Are
I tell myself I’ll make it, rebel to the end. Try to look away from the colors turning in my skin, won’t let this bring me down and diminish me from within. I try to bring my soul fire out and not let it take me through my skin. This pain can try to bury… Continue reading Rebel To The End!
What is beauty really? To me it has nothing to do with the way one looks, it’s what lies beneath the surface. It’s the way you carry yourself when in the midst of destruction. Its the way you love back in the midst of beyond crippling pain. It’s the way you love the ones who… Continue reading Seeing The Beauty While Living CRPS!
YES, CRPS/RSD IS A TYPE OF CHRONIC PAIN! Chronic pain is a serious problem but is often made worse by misinformation, negative attitudes and beliefs, outdated ideas, negative emotions. It is recognised that chronic pain is often mismanaged, not because we lack adequate treatments, but because of fear and ignorance. These steps are designed to… Continue reading Ten Steps To Overcoming Chronic Pain
“The real heroes are those who rebuild their lives using adversity as a stepping stone to greatness in the midst of the chaos life has thrown at them.” Nikki Rowe
Discovery Channel Documentary "Pain Matters" Chronicles the Burdens of Living with Chronic Pain. “Pain Matters” chronicles the stories of six people with pain and their loved ones: a U.S. Navy veteran who sustained debilitating injuries while serving in Iraq, a two-time Stanley Cup-winning hockey player, a car accident survivor, and individuals with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and… Continue reading Pain Matters Documentary Film
You deserve people who don’t give up on you, it takes strong healthy people in your life, people who don’t crumble easy to stay strong with you through this. Of course if you have CRPS, most of your fair weather friends are probably gone. I’ve found the ones still here are pretty legit at this… Continue reading Don’t Give Up On Me!