Not a single veteran of the RSD/CRPS community can say their diagnosis did not change their lives in some way. Many faces uncertainty, job loss, hobbies no longer joyful or even possible dependant on the activity.
But finding life after diagnosis, be it with CRPS, cancer, diabetes, or really anything else, can be there greatest gift we give ourselves. Can change our treatment approach and even our treatment SUCCESS.
While there will still be the bad days, the better days will grow to out number them because we have something to look forward to. Our founder loved the theater. Loved acting. Loved making people smile and laugh.
And for years she thought it was behind her after she was injured. It's been over 10 years since her injury. Is this the life she expected? No. But the life she has now is different, but still good.
Not only did she take on the challenge to create a new way to enjoy her love the theater, but to bring those smiles and laughs to others. She became a podcaster on YouTube for a game called Minecraft as RSDAngelOnFire.
She has grown a small following both here and in her new approach to get hobbies with CRPS. And like us all, she still has her up and down days which means while she's very busy making those amazing and fun videos, she is still one of us. And today is her 8 year anniversary of being RSD/CRPS Doesn't Own Me's founder.
So let's give a HUGE round of applause for Christa and her fight to live by her own advise, that there truly is life after diagnosis!