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Assuring Everyone You Will be Okay

The Closing of One Door and Opening of Another “Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything.  You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.” – Henry Kissinger I just walked away … Continue reading

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Is It Really “Not Fair”?

It’s Simply Not Fair Some days (if you haven’t noticed the pattern yet, when I say “some days”…I’m primarily referring to today) I find myself crying, “It’s not fair.”  And then I breathe and remember that no disease is really … Continue reading

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Finding Hope: Not All Experiences are Equal

“The value of another’s experience is to give us hope, not to tell us how or whether to proceed.” – Peter Block How Do I Translate Personal Stories into Experiences I May Have? CRPS of the Right Foot The answer … Continue reading

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Walking: Painfully Awkward Moments

Baby Steps “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”  – Friedrich Nietzsche At my age, I see a lot of friends posting pictures of their babies’ first steps online.  I’ve never really pondered what those babies must feel at … Continue reading

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Emotionally Disjointed: A Testament of the Highs and Lows of CRPS

“The optimist says we live in the best of all possible worlds and the pessimist fears this is true.” -Unknown Since I can remember, I have worn my heart on my sleeve. But since receiving the diagnosis, I can feel … Continue reading

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16 Hospital Bracelets & Other Tales of Success

Today we celebrate a number of small victories. Sweet 16 16. You are looking at my 16th hospital bracelet in 5 1/2 months. X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, surgeries: my supervisor at work refers to this as my “great adventure,” followed by … Continue reading

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Torture, Also Referred to as Treatment by Doctors

Spring is Here!

Newly blooming Bottlebrushes in our front yard: my prized plants!

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