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Stories of Hope: The Taboo of Suicide By Linda Lang

Back to Stories of Hope In Western culture suicide has long been considered taboo. In fact, many religions consider it such a sin that they will not allow someone who has committed suicide to be buried in "hallowed" ground. Families will go to great lengths to hide a suicide and there is…

Stories of Hope: Suicide: Tips for Prevention By Linda Lang

Back to Stories of Hope In the previous issue I wrote an article on suicide and I was privileged to receive a large number of responses from readers who shared very intimate thoughts about contemplating suicide. After carefully reading them all, it occurred to me that for CRPS sufferers, suicide…

Incomparable Pain

Incomparable Pain
Written by Hydi Godsey for the RSDSA blog. My name is Hydi Godsey, I am a 51-year-old woman who has been married for 30 years. I have two girls. One of them is a 23-year-old in pharmacy school and the other is a 19-year-old freshman in college. This is the…

Emily Baddorf’s CRPS Journey

Emily Baddorf’s CRPS Journey
Written by Emily Baddorf for the RSDSA blog. How and when did you develop CRPS/RSD? I developed RSD at the age of 15 following a sprained ankle. The injury did not even hurt at the time and I continued the tennis lesson I was in the middle of. About 24 hours later,…

Barry M. Wein Tells His CRPS Story

Barry M. Wein Tells His CRPS Story
Barry M. Wein, MSW (He/Him) is a writer, storyteller, advocate and ally. For more than 20 years, he has helped good causes share their stories, so they can do even more good in the world. These days, Barry feels compelled to share his own stories because they simply demand to…

Resources for Patients with CRPS/RSD and Chronic Pain

Resources for Patients with CRPS/RSD and Chronic Pain
Written by Melissa Wardlaw for the RSDSA blog. In my work as a CRPS/RSD, Chronic Illness & Pain Peer Counselor/Advocate, many patients contact me for assistance and support - particularly those who are newly diagnosed. After speaking with CRPS patients, I usually send them a list of resources they may…