Archive for July 15th, 2010


I went to see 2 doctors today.  Our family doctor and the podiatrist.  They both gave me the results of the MRI.

I don’t have any fractures.  I don’t have any torn ligaments or muscles.

I have nerve damage.

And here’s the short of the long of it:

I have what is called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

I don’t even really know how to describe it except that it’s extensive nerve damage as an indirect result of spraining my toe three months ago.

It’s chronic and there is no cure.

Only pain management.

And insult to injury, this often leads to depression.

NOT what I wanted to hear today.

Uh, hello?!  I already deal with depression!

Needless to say it’s been a rough day…emotionally and physically.

If you want to try to figure it out you can go to this site: RSD/CRPS

For those of you that know Dr. David Paine…this is what he deals with, too.  And he’s already seeing what he can do to help me in this journey.


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