Last week I got an email from Carolina Gerard asking me to post this link on my blog about CBD, in hopes that it will help people like us that are living with pain every day. Here’s the link Top 10 Best CBD Creams For Pain
Tis the season to be jolly! Or at least, that’s what I’ve heard. I love the holiday season. There are beautiful lights and decorations everywhere, there are people singing cheery songs, there are fun, mindless movie marathons on TV, there is delicious food- all of my favorite things wrapped into one season. Maybe that’s why… Continue reading Twelve Things People with CRPS Want You To Know About Them During the Holiday Season
1. Touch - Nerves can only process one sensation at a time. Ask you beloved to gently stroke the area that hurts to distract your nerves. 2. Reading - Disappearing into a good story can block out the pain. Ask your friends to recommend good books. 3. Creativity - Creativity helps you focus on something else. Try coloring, photography,… Continue reading 10 Ways to Distract Yourself From Pain
Last year I did an online article for Practical Pain Management about my life with CRPS. Here is just a piece of the article.. For Margaret, now 24, the terrible burning sensation that heralded the onset of CRPS began only a few days after the surgery. She’d expected some discomfort. Because bunions run in her… Continue reading Living With Burning Pain: One Patient’s CRPS Story.
I have been trying to find the right words to describe to my family members and friends for almost 4 years on what it's like to be living with CRPS/RSD. Some people get it.. to a degree and some just can't separate that I look "fine" or "normal". To them it's hard that they don't… Continue reading Letter To Families and Friends of CRPS/RSD Patients.