Articles with CRPS

My Life With CRPS

My Life With CRPS

Life doesn’t always go to plan; but in those moments of adversity, picking yourself up and carrying on will be the best and hardest thing you do. Imagine that your life suddenly changes and you find yourself walking down a different…

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Margaret Twitty

My name is Margaret Twitty and I live in CT. I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in Feb 2015 at the age of 23. My goal is to spread awareness of this rare and often misunderstood disorder. I want to turn this struggle into a strength. I want everyone to know that there is someone who will always be in their corner. Always!

Why Did It Have To Be CRPS?

Why Did It Have To Be CRPS?

Please help me welcome this week’s “Life With An Invisible Illness” spotlight guest… Jennifer Schwader: Invisible Illness – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) My name is Jennifer and I’m battling CRPS on my right side of my body.  CRPS, commonly known…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

Family Fears and Invisible Illness

Family Fears and Invisible Illness

Life is hard, it’s even harder when you are diagnosed with a debilitating invisible illness. Once that diagnosis is given, it can feel like a life sentence. You start to work through a pattern of grief. At first, you are relieved…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

CRPS SUCKS!

CRPS SUCKS!

November is National CRPS Awareness Month, and November 7th  2016 is National Awareness Day. I wanted to share with you a little bit about CRPS and why awareness of this unknown disease is so very important. The problem is, I’m not…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

Life With An Invisible Illness

Life With An Invisible Illness

in·vis·i·ble adjective: unable to be seen; not visible to the eye  ill·ness noun: a disease or period of sickness affecting the body or mind You might have heard the term around the internet, “Invisible Illness,” or maybe you haven’t. Basically, it’s…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

Broken

Broken

Broken, less than … that’s how I feel. A shadow of the person I am supposed to be. Never able to finish what I plan or hope to accomplish. Always checking to see how I feel. Have I overdone? Will the…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

Why Me? My Life in Pain Coping With CRPS

Why Me? My Life in Pain Coping With CRPS

It was an overcast day that morning. There was a thunderstorm on the way, and I remember it clearly. I was in the back of the house, gathering up all the laundry. I stopped by the bathroom. With a four-year-old, it…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.