The Pages Always Listen – My Life of RSD/CRPS by admin · January 21, 2014
Spirit has been nudging me to write a book about my life with RSD/CRPS. I’m not really sure where to start so I guess I’ll start from the beginning. This is going to take quite a few blog posts, so bare with me. I will be blogging frequently about my life not for sympathy… but for inspiration for others to NEVER GIVE UP!
So Let’s Take a Walk……
First, allow me to tell you what RSD/CRPS is and a little bit about it.
The name is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD/CRPS). It is a disorder of the nervous system that can affect the body in whole. Not only does it affect the physical body, but it affects the emotional, and the spiritual in not only the survivor, but their family and friends.
RSD is a debilitating disorder that causes the brain to send false pain signals to the nervous system which causes chronic pain. Just to name a few symptoms are:
skin lesions, burning and stabbing pain, headaches, immobilization and curling of limbs, swallowing issues, sleep issues, chronic pain at the site of the initial injury and chronic pain in other parts of the body away from the initial injury along with so much more.
RSD also causes problems in the functions of organs, including bladder, gallbladder, stomach, digestion, blood flow, blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature control.
These are not all of the symptoms that RSD causes, but just to give you an idea of how debilitating the pain is with RSD, go to the McGill pain scale and see how high the pain is rated.
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I’m not going to go on and on about the facts and the research and the medications about RSD is, what I really want to do is tell you a real life story about where RSD/CRPS took me in my life. Although I could not walk for six months with many of the above symptoms, had skin lesions and ulcerations on my arms, face, and legs including internally in my nose, ears and eyelids, rectally and vaginally…
And I never was able to teach my daughter to ride a bike or go see my son at his cheerleading competitions because the loud music caused me so much pain,
I still would not change anything that has happened to me in my past for the fact that it made me who I am now and brought me to where I am today.
The story I tell you in this blog, not only how I feel now, but excerpts of my personal journals as I went through and experienced this debilitating disorder.
I have been journaling since 2003, which is within six months of my diagnosis of Full Body RSD in October of 2002.
I bring you my life story not for sympathy, but for inspiration. If I can help one person, just one person than I have done what God has brought me here to do.
I wish you all blessed and pain-free days. Made it Angels surround you all with healing lights from above.
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Lisa is certified in 7 different areas of natural wellness and holds a degree in Transformational Psychology. She is the founder of Lifeshare University of Healing, LLC, and the Published Author of Nine Amethyst Angels Self Help Book and the Personal Development CD Series "A Life from Roses to Lilies, Back to Seed.