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Pain Makes Us Who We Are 

  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 

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Ten Steps To Overcoming Chronic Pain

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  Chronic pain is a serious problem but is often made worse by misinformation, negative attitudes and beliefs, outdated ideas, negative emotions.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

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5 Do’s and Don’ts When It Comes to People with CRPS

So often we find ourselves in situations where people are trying their best to help us when in reality they very well may be hurting us. I can see how being a loved one of someone with CRPS can be challenging in more ways than one. You may find yourself not knowing what we want… Continue reading 5 Do’s and Don’ts When It Comes to People with CRPS

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Move Forward PT 

“I am 24 and performed gymnastics practically my whole life. I was recently diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a rare neurological disorder. It began after I had suffered trauma to my right foot when a horse stepped on it. A few months later I had surgery on the same foot to correct a… Continue reading Move Forward PT 

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Chronic Pain: A Burden Often Shared

Chronic Pain: A Burden Often Shared By JANE E. BRODY Chronic pain is a family problem. When people experience unrelenting pain, everyone they live with and love is likely to suffer. The frustration, anxiety, stress and depression that often go with chronic pain can also afflict family members and friends who feel helpless to provide… Continue reading Chronic Pain: A Burden Often Shared

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A Letter To The World 

Dear World, My name is Margaret Twitty and I am a 27 year old suffering with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/ Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy also called (CRPS/RSD).  You may know me personally or you may not, but who I am is not really important, only the fact that I live in chronic pain.  Having chronic pain… Continue reading A Letter To The World 

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Trying To Understand 

Ten Tips For Communicating With A Person Suffering From Chronic Pain by Mark Grant MA People with chronic pain communicate differently to well people.  Tired, irritable and withdrawn, they are often reluctant or unable to talk about their feelings. Or they may talk in a kind of 'code' and tell you they feel fine when… Continue reading Trying To Understand 

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How It Happened!

Recently a lot of people have been asking me what is CRPS/RSD and how did I get it. I never realized that I didn't share how all this came to be. So without further ado here is my story! ------ A horse and having a bunion surgery! I was stepped on a 900lb horse in… Continue reading How It Happened!

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WHY I VOTED

#IAMAVOTER! It has taken me 26 years to realize that my voice does matters, that my vote does matters! I was one of those people who never fully understood the way government works or how it applies to me. It took me being diagnosed with CRPS a very rare, very painful chronic diagnosis that I… Continue reading WHY I VOTED