In sickness and in health…

My husband, Taylor, and I just celebrated our first year of marriage together. It has been a year that neither of us expected. One that came with a complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) diagnosis that is still altering our lives. We penned our own vows to each other, but both of us choose to include…

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Living on borrowed spoons

I've been like a toddler, seeing just how many buttons I can push. How many spoons can I borrow from the next day and the next and the next before I induce a flare. See I have this theory lately or maybe it's more like a goal. Right now I'd rather be in pain and…

I lost my voice once I was a patient.

One thing I noticed when I became sick with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) was that those around me stopped hearing me. My voice got lost. My doctors, nurses, spouse, in-laws, and family stopped regarding my opinion. Which treatment option I wanted? Decided for me. Which specific symptoms I was having? Checked off on the sheet…