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From Gymnast to CRPS Fighter!

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!

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U Matter!

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!

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Living With Burning Pain: One Patient’s CRPS Story.

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.

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  Chronic pain is a serious problem but is often made worse by misinformation, negative attitudes and beliefs, outdated ideas, negative emotions.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