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This Week’s Featured Story
“Here’s how I usually describe the burning pain of RSD. Imagine, all of the blood in your body has been replaced with lighter fluid and set ablaze and there’s absolutely nothing that can put that fire out….NOTHING. You’re just left to burn 24/7/365.” – Christy
Tessa’s Story: “I have learned that no matter how hard things may get, you never, ever give up and I have learned that the worst of situations make the best of life lessons.” – Tessa
Kim’s Story: “My days are full of doctors appointments and rest breaks. I’m 48 years old and living life in seclusion. CRPS has taken away my husband, career, home, and social life. I don’t see any changes in my future.” – Kim
Scott’s Story: “I never ask “Why me?” I say “Why not me?” I believe that God gave me CRPS for a reason. I just go with the punches.” – Scott
Robyn’s Story: “I continued taking opioids for a little over a year before I decided to wean myself off. When I did, I realized that my back was in an incredible amount of pain. The doctor thinks the CRPS has spread to my back.” – Robyn