One week ago, I did not know what RSD or CRPS stood for. I now have read everthing I can find on the internet. My husband was diagnosed with this last Friday. It has changed our lives. RSD or CRPS is "a chronic pain condition that is believed to be the result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems." This is a disease that will always affect him.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, is a chronic neurological syndrome characterized by:
severe burning pain
pathological changes in bone and skin
extreme sensitivity to touch.
It is estimated that between 500,000 and 750,000 people have RSD.
Today, we were at Loyola trying to adjust medications. He has had 2 nerve blocks in the past week. Another nerve block is scheduled for Tuesday. It has progressed to Stage 2 and pain control is a challenge.
We will be married 20 years in March and have faced every challenge that has been thrown at us and we will overcome this also.
Waddling to kick some RSD butt................