Living With Rsd

When I think of a pain free world, nothing comes to mind. I fell in 2007, breaking my wrist in 2 places. The pain was bad, but nothing like what I experienced the last time they took off the cast. I had 5 in 5 weeks. After seeing a neurologist I was diagnosed with RSD.  I had no clue what this meant other than pain. As time has gone on, I have had many injections to slow the pain, much physical therapy, tons of medication, the pain goes on. I know it can go into remission but so far it has not. I have lost a lot of use of my hand, pain has gone up in my arm, and I no longer can lift anything using that hand. But I refuse to give up. We are all placed here for a reason and I am sure there is a reason for this as well. To ward off the pain, I concentrate on others and do my best to help them.

poodles53 poodles53
56-60, F
2 Responses Feb 17, 2010

Well, it does no good to complain, I do what I can in other areas and the more I think of others, the less I think of myself. My prayer list has grown as well.. It always makes me feel good to know I can at least pray for them, and even better when I get good reports. Thank you for your comments, you know I love you.

Poodles53, interesting...what is it about pain recognizing pain?! Even here in cyberspace...I had NO CLUE that YOU are a "chronic pain" person as well! I see that WE "ward off" our pain the same way...concentrating on others! When I pray for others, it makes me feel better and the pain a little easier to deal with. Since becoming active here in the Merry Little Land of EP, my prayer list have grew and my pain lessens with each prayer! TAKE CARE!!!