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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I am exhausted. Every minute, every day, even in my sleep. CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) wears down your nervous system, immune system, and your body. It's no wonder that chronic fatigue syndrome often accompanies CRPS. Symptoms can include: decreased REM stage sleep fatigue short-term memory loss difficulty concentrating/slow thinking sore throat…

Household Chores with a Chronic Illness

Cooking, cleaning, and laundry. My to-do list continues to grow as the flare days can make such activities impossible. My husband and I are both what you could call "neat freaks". We put¬†everything in it's place and like a clean house. I REALLY wanted to write an article saying I had to figured out how…

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…