ABCs of RSD – T is for…

ABCs of RSD – T is for…

T is for…

Thanks to Jaclyn for all her hard work helping with today’s list

Time

Time can unravel quick for us

Time, or rather the distortion thanks to the brain fog and all the other stresses and pain we go through every day that makes keeping track of time near impossible. And thank you Jaclyn for her suggestion that we never have enough…. recovery, time to do tasks, lots of examples and how we lose…

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ABCs of RSD – S is for…

ABCs of RSD – S is for…

S is for…

From our Jaclyn:

Sand

Sand, don’t get your head stuck, or you just might drown in more than misery.

Sand… the sand some people chose to hide their head in instead of really learning about it. Don’t be afraid to research new options and opportunities for ways to approach this and your daily lives. Never know when you might fall on something that will work a lot better.

S is for…

Sleep…

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ABCs of RSD – R is for…

ABCs of RSD – R is for…

R is for…

(From Jaclyn our favorite rambunctious, rioter in the middle if the night.)

Restrictions

Restrictions is so important

Restrictions, necessary evils. We must help control ourselves and our health we have to restrict unhealthy behaviors and working on important things.

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Resourcefulness, never give up, you become resourceful in finding that if there is a will there is a way. We have strengths…

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ABCs of RSD – Q is for…

ABCs of RSD – Q is for…

Q is for…
Quack

Quack

Quack, also known as the doctor we wish we had never gone to see in the first place. We all end up seeing at least one quack in our lifetime. Let’s hope it was just one for you.

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Quarentine

Quarentine

Quarantine, we quarantine ourselves for quiet time. Because getting away from family during get together is sometimes a necessary quarantine because the vibrations of people walking,…

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ABCs of RSD – P is for…

ABCs of RSD – P is for…

P is for…
Perception

Perception changes dependent on what you are looking for. Keep looking up!

Perspective, how we perceive the world and how our body perceives the world are two different things. We see, feel, taste, smell, touch but our body seems to think that which we have around us is 10 times, a hundred times, a thousand times more insane than it really is. Be patient with your body and knows your…

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ABCs of RSD – O is for…

ABCs of RSD – O is for…

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Orange

Orange, the primary color of the RSD ribbon

Orange, BECAUSE ORANGE is awesome. And because its the primary color for the RSD/CRPS community. (With red flaming tips on the ribbon which often is left out but it so truly difficult to find a good ribbon like that.) if you have orange, please wear it this month as often as you can.

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Opinion, man, does every healthy  have one. Some…

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ABCs of RSD – N is for…

ABCs of RSD – N is for…

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Narcotics

Narcotics stink!

Narcotic, yes even though many of us don’t ever want to touch the stupid drugs, they’re almost a necessity just to be able to make it through the day. Just remember if you’re on medication, you need to protect your stomach for any adverse side effects. They can be pretty corrosive and cause even more problems in the long run.

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Never, say never. One day, this…

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ABCs of RSD – M is for…

ABCs of RSD – M is for…

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Melancholy

Melancholy, because its OK to be down. But you don’t have do it alone.

Melancholy, for many this is a semi permanent state inside. Regardless of the smiles we carry. Just remember, it’s ok to be honest with others who have the condition. When healthies and family are worried about you give them solace by venting with your favorite RSDer. Because they just want to help, and many know…

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ABCs of RSD – L is for…

ABCs of RSD – L is for…

L is for…

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Love, somethings are more important than physical toys and things we need, want, and none of them were nearly as important as the love and care we receive from our family, friends, and caregivers.

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Laugh, because it’s so very helpful to combat pain. It helps with the chemicals in our brain to combat depression, our perception of the severity of pain, and come on, it’s FUN to…

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