In the late 1980's, I was shuffled from one hospital to another diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. I knew what I had but it was a tough case that doctors did not want to deal with, especially a condition you could not see. Soon the hospital visits became old and repetitive, so I quit going and I learn to live, to cope, to survive with the pain. Almost 30 years later I have seen a genetic counselor and have had questions answered and finally some hope for the future. I have learned not to give up, to push through when everyone else has turned their backs, to seek the answers and treatments I required to survive. But most of all I have learned to live a some what positive normal live even with daily chronic pain.
Coping with Chronic Pain