I want to start a thread about getting to know eachother. A place for us to post who we are: our hobbies, what we like or dislike, our favorites, age, where we live, our families, anything you want. So we can define ourselves without our disease. CRPS isn't only who we are. I want this to be a happy thing. To show us that we are more than this "beast". So we know that we have a life to appreciate.
My name is Angelina, I am 29 and I am a single mom to a 5 year old beautiful girl. Her birthday is the 20th so we are celebrating it this sat. She is very excited! I live in Post Falls, ID in the USA. I love where I live, except when it snows. I live in the mountains and sometimes get stuck at home. But even then it is so beautiful! I love to crochet. I have made 7 blankets in 5 months for Christmas presents this year. It is a good 'distraction' and I really love doing it. Plus it is such a joy to give a handmade gift to another. I like going to the movies. I am mostly into thrillers, dramas, and mysteries. I LOVE to read. I like just about anything but I tend to read more sci-fi. I always have a book on me.
I am thinking of going back to school to further my education. I have an associates degree in Medical Administration so I am thinking of getting a Bachelor or getting another associates in Accounting or medical billing. I am trying to think of a job I can do from home.
I have a big family, seven of us kids. Most of us are pretty close. They don't understand my situation but my dad is my hero. He has helped me out so much! And I love that my daughter has him in her life as a male figure since her father isn't in the picture.
Anyway, I guess if you want to know more you can ask. I would love to tell you and get to know you better too. We are all connected and so I thought we should know eachother a little better.
Always remember that you are strong!