ABCs of RSD – O is for…

Orange

O is for…

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.

O is for…

Opinion, man, does every healthy  have one. Some great, some less than helpful. But ultimately they are just trying. They are just hoping they can help in some small way to make life more bearable. Because no one likes to see great people hurt. And lets face it, most of us, have the patience of Saints to make it through this day to day.

O is for…

Obligation
Obligation to try and help ourselves and our family the best we can.

Obligation, to ourselves, our health, our family, our friends, and most importantly our future. Because even if it sucks now, tomorrow is a chance for change. A chance for hope. A chance for a new restart after a successful therapy. And maybe one day in our/your life time a chance for answers and to get somewhat better.

O is for…

Omission, we are all experts at this. We hold back so much; limit what we tell people out of concern of the cost.  But yet we sometimes just need to let go. So find a RSD support group. In person, online, doesn’t matter where. But go where there are others who know what you are experiencing and let it all pour out. Because it helps to just let it out.

O is for…

Observe
Observe how your body acts and what might be influencing it.

Observe, because we must constantly observe our bodies and how it acts for potential signs of it spreading or new symptoms. Don’t get discourage. This just means we have a chance to know ourselves better than our friends and family.

O is for…

Opportunity, not always available, sometimes can be hard to decide if it is worth a try or not. Every opportunity, be it for healthier options, for financial situations or really anything should always be weighed carefully. Because there is potential for bad recourse from some opportunities that might seem grand in the beginning, but end up making our lives even worse in the end.

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