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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 08:55 am
Bless her heart. Nancy at My Ancestors and Me left me a comment in an entry, wondering where I had been and if I was all right.

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.
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(Anonymous)
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, Dee, it sounds like you've had a horrific time of it. I'm so sorry about it all - the broken wrist, losing your car, the pain. Maybe I'm sorriest about the chronic pain - misery! Then second sorriest about having to go car shopping. I hope improvements happen quickly. Blessings to you.
Nancy from My Ancestors and Me
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
Oh Dee! I'm so sorry. I've been in my own little world and pretty much oblivious but damn - what a challenging couple of months you've had.

Prayers, healing thoughts, best wishes for finding a new doc and all kinds of good thoughts heading your way. I've a pincushion I've used this last year when I REALLY needed to get someone out of our lives that I can haul out if you wish. It's certainly not the kindest way of changing physicians, but it works!

Wish I were just a couple hundred miles further south. I'd bring dinner. Heal. We'll be here when you're up to it.
(Anonymous)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 12:47 am (UTC)
Well, this flat out stinks. So sorry, prayers for healing and less pain.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
Wrote and deleted a comment because, y'know, not for public consumption but wanted you to see it.

Hope there's been some improvement...
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
Taking action while abiding by "First, do no harm..." is my specialty. ;)
(Anonymous)
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear of your accident & complications of health issues. They are no fun, but glad you are still here. Had wondered what was going on also. JEn
Monday, May 14th, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
Hi Dee,

I am so sorry to hear about your accident and all of the pain you've had to endure because of it. I wish you a very speedy recovery, but don't push, take it easy!

Liv @claimingkin.com