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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.
cutiegurl01108 cutiegurl01108 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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My CRPS has left me believing that bad things happen to good people for no damn good reason. As a mom of two, ages 10 and 12, and having this for almost 2 years now, I can understand exactly what you are going through. I am so sorry that anyone else would ever understand what this is and have to live with this. I have no advice other than just keep moving forward because I know I am better than this CR(a)PS and I am certain you are, and I know your kids believe you are, better than the CR(a)PS too.

Thank you so much. My boys and my husband have been so supportive through everything. December will be 5 years of dealing with this. I have my good and bad days... Today, is actually one of the bad ones, but I have to keep fighting on, and try and not let this get in my way.