For many with CRPS, the light touch of a sheet can be excruciating. So what happens when your Aunt Jo, whom you haven't seen for years, wraps you in a giant bear hug for five minutes? Probably a giant flare, right?
What if each spoonie developed a sign like from American Sign Language to show love without physical contact? That way you can avoid a flare and show family and friends that you love and care about them.
Just a random thought. What do you think? Below is a picture of my sign for my family! It actually means "I love you" in ASL.
Keep your chin up and charge the mountain!
I am a 20 year old junior at the college of my dreams. I am studying Emergency Medicine and Communication Rhetoric and minoring in the Administration of Justice and National Preparedness and Emergency Management certificate. At some point, I want to go and get my paramedic certification when my health allows. I have several chronic illnesses and this blog and website serves as a place for me to share my journey fighting CRPS and my other conditions. I hope that this blog can also serve as an outlet for raising awareness for rare diseases. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy! Feel free to comment; I'd love to know what you think!