Remember when words like LP, LFTs, CT scans, MRIs, EMG, NCS, and CBC to name a few were just these two or three letter abbreviations for some scary, irrelevant, and meaningless medical word? When did life suddenly come to a screeching halt and force me to reevaluate every aspect of my life? My education? My career? My hobbies? My sports? When did I become accustomed to having pain everyday, that gets so severe every couple of months that it leaves me begging the doctors to just cut off my legs? The sad part is, I'm not even kidding when I say that. Growing up, I always had aches and pains in my legs that we blamed on soccer and my rough and tumble lifestyle. Those pains... Man, I would do anything to have just those pains back. Well, I didn't sign up for the chronic pain lifestyle. The chronic pain lifestyle attacked me.
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!