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The Shades of Grey We Know

The Illusion of Colorlessness “Shades of grey wherever I go The more I find out the less that I know Black and white is how it should be But shades of grey are the colors I see.” – Billy Joel … Continue reading

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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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Physical Therapy and Weaning Off of Pain Medicine

“Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment.” – Will Rogers Weaning Off Pain Medicine While in Pain This is my third time weaning myself off of pain medicine … 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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The World is Full of Possible Impossibles

“No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.” – Elbert Hubbard An Impossible Day I’ll be honest.  I’ve called an obstacle impossible.  In fact, this morning I was absolutely certain that today’s obstacle … Continue reading

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Mindy-Body Connections with CRPS/RSD: They Do Exist

The Big Day These days there’s a lot to celebrate.  Even during times of excruciating pain, there’s almost always light somewhere just waiting for me to grab at it.  Sometimes it hides in crevices.  Other times it shines like a … Continue reading

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Navigating Through the Struggles…(Life is What You Make of It)

The Struggle It Takes to be Human The beginning:  pain level 4.  This morning’s physical therapy session was challenging – I’m not going to lie.  I’m tough in therapy.  I execute each request, not always flawlessly but to the best … 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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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Crutches

Warning Labels Upon receipt of my new set of crutches at the hospital, they lacked the accompaniment of written instructions.  It sounded simple.  Grasp the handles while holding your weight and limp with your good foot.  In my opinion, they … 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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