|dee_burris (dee_burris) wrote,|
@ 2012-04-21 08:55 am UTC
|Current location:||at the cottage|
|Entry tags:||journey, rsd|
I had a rollover accident in my SUV on February 22, described in my other blog, here.
The surgery to fix my wrist went well, but then I developed a complication called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD. It's also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS.
I was referred to a neurologist, who has a God complex to the nth degree, and am now trying to get a referral to another one.
I'm not 100%, and probably will not be for quite a while. Typing is still difficult, although I do manage much better than this time a month ago.
I have also gained an enormous amount of respect for the thousands of people living with chronic pain disorders.
One of the things I haven't been able to do is get out with my camera in cemeteries. I've been back at work since March 12 - 10 days post-op - but have multiple weekly medical appointments including physical therapy 3 times a week. My PT is my hero, because he's the one who saw the beginnings of RSD and galvanized my ortho doc into action.
Thank you, Nancy. I appreciate your concern more than you know.
ETA: Thank you to all the geneabloggers and the grapevine.