Crazy Sock Day!

Maigee and some of my crazy socks A year ago, a bunch of my friends who have CRPS/RSD had these pictures of wild socks on their Facebook pages.  While seeing funky socks on a friend or even two’s profiles might not be enough to make me think twice, the fact that nearly all of my… Continue reading Crazy Sock Day!

Pain, Pain, Go Away!

I haven’t updated my blog in quite some time! Since my previous update, my right arm has been healing very well. It is still weak, and some pain, but it is nothing compared to the pain in my left arm after surgery. I have gained much strength and the sensitive pressure ulcer is completely healed… Continue reading Pain, Pain, Go Away!

An Orange Frisbee

I was cleaning my closet and found an orange Frisbee from TUFW. Out of all of the things I found cleaning my closet, this cheap piece of plastic didn’t seem like much, but it brought me to tears. Not so much the toy, but the memories attached to the toy. See, I got this frisbee… Continue reading An Orange Frisbee

College and Essays

I’m reapplying to college to continue my education at a community college in the fall. It is by far less expensive than the college I was at before and I’m sort of excited about classes, but more excited about the fact that it brings me one step closer to my dream of being a nurse.… Continue reading College and Essays

Living Beyond the Pain

So far, I have learned many things from CPRP. But one of the things that is most influential to me is the idea of living beyond the pain. I once read a quote somewhere that said “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” Only now am I really realizing how true that is for me. Pain… Continue reading Living Beyond the Pain

Feet, Worry, and Manna

“Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.” Matthew 6:34 One last prayer request is for my foot/ankle. Back in September, I was experiencing some pain in it, which was diagnosed as Cuboid Syndrome, which basically means that one bone in my foot… Continue reading Feet, Worry, and Manna

Cleveland and Chronic Pain

Tomorrow I’m starting something completely new and different. I returned to Cleveland Clinic yet again last Monday where I went through an hour and a half of questions as part of an assessment for admission to the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program (CPRP). Tomorrow, I will begin the program. Because the program is outpatient, I will… Continue reading Cleveland and Chronic Pain

I Am Still Me

This poem came to me in an e-mail from a blog called How to Cope with Pain. It really captures the idea of the fact that in spite of the pain, in spite of all that has happened in my life, I am still who I was, I am still me. My dreams may have… Continue reading I Am Still Me


No matter how bad my day has gone, I still have things for which I can be thankful. A friend who has CRPS also, Kylee, has a blog and made a neat post that I decided to copy. She made a list of 10 good things from the day. Since then, I’ve been trying to… Continue reading Thankfulness