Monday, January 28, 2013

RSD(reflex sympathetic dystrophy)

Soo..RSD. Here we go.
RSD is short for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. It's a rare disorder of the nervous system that causes chronic, severe pain. To get this disorder an injury will have had to occur. Mine started with a sprained ankle. It affects your tendons, ligaments, muscles, organs(especially the skin), and bones. To learn more about RSD go to these websites: RSD website 1    RSD website 2    RSD website 3

How I got RSD

I have loose ligaments so it causes my ankle to turn easily. Because of that, I've injured my right ankle many times. I think the injury that made the RSD pop is when I was in middle school gym. I had already had a sprained ankle so my doctor wrote a note saying "no gym". So that means no gym, right? Well not to my gym teacher. She made me walk around on my crutches while everyone was running for warm ups. So therefore she made me do gym. My mom called the principle of the school to get things settled with the no gym thing. Even after that the gym teacher still made me do gym. Now you may be thinking why wouldn't I just not do it...but I was just following instructions. Well any way she made me do kickboxing and that's what messed up my ankle. She didn't even let me go to the nurse. So when I got home my mom saw and immediately took me to the doctor. My ankle and foot were both broken. That's what stuck the RSD on me.

How it feels.

Some say that RSD is the worst kind of pain condition. On the pain scale of one to ten it's a least.
It hurts so bad it just feels like a burning building is falling on you over and over and over again. Yeah I said it three times just to prove my point. But anyway RSD makes your skin feel like it's burning even when air or sheets or anything just barely touches it. It also makes your affected area of your body feel like it's being stabbed, crushed, squeezed and pulled. RSD is just absolutely terrible. 

If anyone wants to talk about this or learn more just comment and I'll get back to you.

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