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Hey, I have been diagnosed with RSD for one and a half years and I am 17 years old. I use to soccer and run for my track team. But in 2007 I broke the growth plate in my ankle, that was just the beginning of many casts , doctors, and pills to dull the pain. In 2010 I had my 1st ankle reconstruction surgery to take out bone what grew back in the wrong area, and to clean out the sinus tarsal, they put an implement in my joint so it wouldn't collapse. I was able to throw discus for one year but it was very difficult and I, honestly, sucked. At practice one day I twisted and the implement twisted as well, so 364 days after the 1st surgery I had my 2nd surgery, they took out the screw and cleaned out inflammation and anything in the way. I was casted, yet again and my hope by then was long gone. I was finally diagnosed with RSD when I got out of the cast and still had the issues, the pain, burning, sensitivity to the littlest thing and more pain. Every day was the same for the 2 years, now I am a senior and throwing through the pain, I have came to the conclusion that I am going to hurt even if I sit at home so why not do something I love. I can only do things for so long but I am proud to be able to do what I can. I lettered in track last year, a major accomplishment for me, i fought through so much pain. I am now using acupuncture and medicine, which only take the edge away if they even work. I have had many spinal blocks but they haven't helped like my pm hoped. I am in need of support and ideas for where and what to do. Noone around me knows what I am going through and I can't handle not talking about it anymore, it is difficult for me to talk about the issues that come with the RSD because, to people that don't have it, I feel like I just am a bother and they get tired of me complaining. Well, sorry for the extremely long post but I wanted to let everyone know about me some.