I Have Crps Type 1
I am 29 years old, and I have had Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 (the cold dystrophy part) for about 4 years now. It is really hard to cope with at times, especially since I have 2 small children. I hate being in pain every single day, but it is something that I have grown used to. I have been through numerous of tests, and numerous things for pain relief and have found that none of them have helped me. I have been on pain pills, RSB shots in my spine once a week for 3 months, Spinal Cord Epideral, to even the Spinal Cord stimulator. I had to have the Spinal Cord stimulator taken out. I couldn't take the back pain and it stopped working for me after about 1 year. I try to keep my mind positive each day, for the sake of my boys. I do have my bad days, where I can't even get out of bed. I have days, where I am able to walk around with the help of a knee brace and an AFL brace on my leg. When the pain gets too much, I use a cane to help me walk. Being a mom can be tough at times, but I do my best, and I have a very good support system with my family and friends, who have helped me along the way.