Today is National CRPS Awareness Day. 200,000 people in the USA, 75% of those being women, are struggling daily with CRPS. Do you have burning, stabbing or numbness after an injury? You might have CRPS too and not even realize it. Read my latest article, learn the symptoms and help us spread awareness about this rare disease.
“November is National CRPS Awareness Month, and November 2nd is National Awareness Day. I wanted to share with you a little bit about CRPS and why awareness of this unknown disease is so very important. The problem is, I’m not sure how to go about sharing it with you. I don’t really want to inundate you with facts and figures right out of the gate. Telling you how horrible the disease is and scaring you into caring. I want to somehow share with you the human side of this disease. Tell you of the tens of thousands of people that are living with it, like myself, on a daily basis. We are mothers, fathers, sister, brother, husbands, wives and people just like you. We are in all lines of work, in all places of the world with this one common thread: We all have CRPS and we live in agonizing pain daily.
CRPS in a nutshell completely sucks, there’s not a more eloquent way to put it. I have been living with CRPS for the last twelve years. I contracted the disease by triggering it when I had a run in with a flight of stairs, and, of course, the stairs won. My injuries healed, but the pain never went away, in fact, it got worse. That’s the thing about this rare and unknown disease, it doesn’t discriminate, and there is no cure. Oh, there are chances that Type 1 can go into remission, but those chances are few and far between. Unfortunately, I have Type 2 and remission really isn’t an option for me.”