Hello all! So sorry it has been a while since I have posted anything. I am going to be frank with you.
Life sucks right now.
I have been in and out of pain flares so much recently that I have had a hard time even seeing light at the end of the tunnel. I had fallen into the pit of despair with no way out visible to me.
I do not post this for pity points, I post this to show that this path we walk is not an easy one. Our battle is daily, and there will be times we succumb to despair. But, let me tell you something…
You are going to have days you feel like giving up, and that is okay. It is absolutely normal. The pain we fight on a continual basis is sometimes much more than any normal human being should have to endure, so I’d say we earn a time or two to scream out in frustration. Even Superman has his bad days.
However, let me tell you something else.
There is always hope!
For me, this hope has come from Dr. Katinka van der Merwe at the Neurologic Relief Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Dr. Katinka has devoted her life to giving hope to those with CRPS, equipping them with the tools they need to better battle their pain and live as normal a life as they can (For more info on Dr. Katinka, click here. For more info on the Neurologic Relief Center, click here).
Currently, my family is working on raising funds for this treatment (If interested, click here). My first appointment is February 26 and it spans twelve weeks. I just ask that you continue to support and encourage me through this treatment and that I will continue to hold out hope for it. I’m not looking for a cure, but just a means to better manage this beast so that I can return to a semi-normal life.
As I go through this therapy, I will be keeping you guys apprised of my progress because my hope is that, if it works for me, that it will work for you, too. So, around February 26, keep your eyes peeled for my weekly updates.
Thank you all for your companionship as I slowly come out of this rough patch. I’m hoping to be posting more in the weeks to come.
Keep up the fight!