Recently I've been given a solid diagnosis after months of pain and frustration. The piece of paper came with a multitude of emotions I had not been prepared for or expecting. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, incurable disease.   Chronic. It's a forbearing word.

Preparing for Christmas 

Full Christmas preparation is underway in the M household!   Decorating for Christmas has given me something to focus on and to not allow CRPS to dictate my life. This year I forged hanging up ornaments due to mobility issues in my right hand which makes holding objects difficult. Instead I unconventionally displayed ornaments that…