Tagged with crps

A Few Things… and a Bit of Advice Needed

(originally published on LiveJournal) We go to Disneyland in TWO DAYS! This makes me happy. Of course, there are a zillion tasks to do before we go, but that’s always the way. Somehow the iTunes Genius thinks that “Fall to Pieces” (Avril Lavigne) should be followed by “Out Tonight” from Rent (OCR). Anyway… My Aunt … Continue reading

For the First Time in 5-1/2 Years

(originally published on LiveJournal) I don’t have any narcotics in my body. As you might imagine, this is causing some interesting side effects. I tapered off really slowly, so I thought I’d escape unscathed. It’s not nearly as bad as it could be. (I once forgot to refill my meds and had to wait one day to get … Continue reading


(originally published on LiveJournal) Imagine a fountain pen, an old-fashioned kind with the sharp metal nib. Imagine that someone is able to heat that pen until it is as hot and red as a fireplace poker. Now, imagine that someone stabs you in the knee with that pen, repeatedly, all day, all night, for a … Continue reading

Where’s Robyn? In a Stupor

(originally published on LiveJournal) OK, so, here’s the condensed version of the exposition: In February, I changed doctors. He recommended a new drug – the only FDA-approved drug for neuropathy (nerve pain). Blue Cross denied it and denied it and finally, after many hours on the phone, and faxing over 39 pages of medical records, … Continue reading

Monday, Blah

(originally published on LiveJournal) Set my alarm for 7. PM. Oops! Woke up at 8am. Get into work. Last week, Manager and I spent time converting a PDF document into Word into FrameMaker. I was here until 7pm on Friday night fixing the damn thing. Today, we got all the FrameMaker files. We could have … Continue reading

Pain Update

(originally published on LiveJournal) In 2003, I slipped on some ice, resulting in excruciating pain cutting its way through my left leg. I couldn’t walk without pain for 6 months, and I couldn’t walk up or down stairs. (I scooted like a toddler.) In month 3, I was diagnosed with RSD, also known as CRPS. … Continue reading