PERFECT WAY TO DESCRIBE WHAT LIFE IS LIKE WITH CRPS! Can a person imagine something they have never seen or experienced? Does imagination have limitations? No matter how hard I try to explain the sound of the crashing waves, the feeling of the sand in my toes, and the beautiful horizon, to someone who has… Continue reading What a Day With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Feels Like
Life doesn’t always go to plan; but in those moments of adversity, picking yourself up and carrying on will be the best and hardest thing you do. Imagine that your life suddenly changes and you find yourself walking down a different path. Just like that. In the blink of an eye, everything you imagined is… Continue reading From Gymnast to CRPS Fighter!
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
Before CRPS I had everything or at least what I needed, but privately I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let anyone else down but I kept it too much together to where I eventually let myself down. Over the years I've learned that it's not… Continue reading U Matter!
"Human touch. Our first form of communication. Safety, security, comfort, all in the gentle caress of a finger. Or the brush of lips on a soft cheek. It connects us when we’re happy, bolsters us in times of fear, excites us in times of passion and love. We need that touch from the one we… Continue reading The Human Touch