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…