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bigstock-Girl-Holding-Hands-In-Heart-Sh-55511570Some of the most inspiring people we’ve ever known are living with CRPS/RSD as patients or caregivers. Yes, it’s a tough and frightening condition. But those who do the best, maintain a positive and hopeful outlook.

They are also generous about sharing their stories and their advice for having a good life and finding enjoyment and fulfillment in ways they never imagined possible before their diagnosis. We do not sugar coat the challenges of living with CRPS/RSD, but we know how important the CRPS/RSD Stories of Hope that follow are to remaining on a productive path into the future.

Please take strength from these articles and videos. We also invite you to share your own Story of Hope with the RSDSA community. Contact us to find out how!

Your Stories

Reversing Chronic CRPS
By Roger G. Carlsen

Coping With Pain and no Longer Nursing
By Tara White

Dont Give Up
There is Hope for Chronic Pain Relief
By Carolyn Laraway

Living with CRPS
By Viki Anders

The Power of Hope—The Bond that Connects Us All
By Nicole Hemmenway

Battling CRPS with Hope, Faith, and Daily Determination
By Heather J. Davies, PhD

This Tough Cookie Isn’t About to Crumble: One of the Faces of APF
Jannie White, Michigan Power Over Pain Action Network Leader

My Life With RSD
By Louise Plaster

Hope and Transformation—The Means to Recovery
By Kathleen Campbell, M. Div

Training for Life
By Jane O’Laughlin

Truly Moved Beyond Words
By Tricia Scott

My Story
By Keven Mosley-Koehler

Hitting it Big in Las Vegas
By Keith Groller

Endless Struggle With a New Twist
By Idamarie Scimeca Duffy

Let the Healing Begin
By Tina Mohr

Getting Off of the Merry-Go-Round
By Barbara Schaffer

Remembering Rachel Tobias

Suicide Stories

Suicide: Tips for Prevention
By Linda Lang

The Taboo of Suicide
By Linda Lang

Suicide and Depression Awareness for Students
People contemplating suicide or experiencing the depths of a severe depression might not be able to see any other way out of their pain than ending their lives. From teenagers to college students, LGBT to the elderly, people struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts need options, reassurance, hope and help.