Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I'm Not Always Fine
Take a look at this TedTalk on the condition I, as well as many many inspiring others, live with every single day. This doctor does a wonderful job of explaining the physiological mechanisms at work in a truly accessible and approachable way.
I don't talk about RSD/CRPS much. If you know me, you know I tend to savor the good days and hole up in solitude on the inexplicably impossible days, never really verbalizing much about either. This is my way of coping, but it also doesn't do me any favors because most people assume I am always doing well. Like waves in the ocean, the severe, severe, severe pain waxes and wanes, but just like the waves of the ocean, they always seem to come back and meet the shore no matter how good the sand feels when its not suffocating under the weight of the water. Truth is, I'm in quite a trying pain flare of my lower legs that started about 24 hours ago, and these annoying pain spikes do still occur, albeit less frequently than ever (mind you, I take ZERO medication, so when I say a trying pain flare, I mean holy-crap-this-sucks-and-I-have-no-way-to-escape-it type of trying), but they still occur. I'm upping the green juices and green smoothies, nature's liquid advil, and breathing, yes, just breathing, slowly.
(I could write more about the RSD/CRPS if that's what you'd like to read.)
So, anywho, if you want to understand me, you'll want to watch this. Short, sweet, and to the point