Michele’s Struggle

I still can’t believe that one fall could change my life so much. I injured my right ankle in an indoor soccer game and have been in pain ever ┬ásince. At first my parents and I thought that the doctors might be wrong. Unfortunately, we went to several doctors, in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and California, and they all told us the same thing, “I had Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), and that there is no cure for the condition.” Since RSD is rare, many doctors and school educators are not familiar with the condition. Not only did I have to deal with the extreme pain, but I had to deal with classmates and “friends” who wondered why some days I could walk, and other days I couldn’t. Most people with RSD go through the same thing. Others don’t understand how difficult each day is. It is during these difficult years, that I learned who my true friends are. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend High School because I could not get out of bed each day to go. I took my classes on line, but missed out on so much. Some people said “I was lucky because I could do my work at home and didn’t have to go to school”. These people must be crazy!!! Why would anyone want to stay home and miss out on the socializing and classroom atmosphere of school.

I began to realize that no one really understood what my life is like. That is the main reason for my website. The educate people about RSD and how it affects a persons life.

 

THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE YEARS OF TREATMENTS THAT I HAVE RECEIVED.

PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE DETAIL.

THANK YOU!

 

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