Just a simple and quick poem I wrote about my struggles with CRPS. I also scribbled this picture as well.
I wish I never injured my pinkie.
I wish that I could live a typical teenaged life.
I wish I hadn't been robbed of my basketball career.
I wish I could have my junior and senior years of high school back to live like a typical teen.
I wish I didn't have to worry about the future.
I wish I wasn't a "chameleon".
I wish I didn't have to spend so much time in the hospital, when I could be out exploring the world.
I wish I didn't have to be poked and jabbed with needles.
I wish I didn't have to go through procedures and surgeries.
I wish the tests would stop.
I wish I didn't have to gag down medications four times a day.
I wish I could sleep through the night.
I wish I never had to worry about when my body will fail me next.
I wish I could run without rolling an ankle.
I wish I could hop like a rabbit without a thousand knives waiting to stab me when I hit the ground.
But most of all, I wish I didn't have to feel this icy fire engulf my body, change my temperature, make me sick, and swell me up like a balloon.
I wish I may, I wish I might have a cure for CRPS tonight.
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!