Thank you, Mike. You have directed me to that site in the past, and I don't know WHY I didn't go there first cuz it is EXTREMELY helpful. In fact, I've printed out several of the articles for my family to read, and it's helped them tremendously to understand. Especially the one (I don't remember the title) about the PT who is confronted with an RSD patient. It is direct, to the point, and easy for people to understand because it's not written in medical jargon so much so that people don't "get it." It's a GREAT site.
I would VERY MUCH appreciate it if you could email me the article that you have. I do have dsl, so can handle the file. Please do email it to me. I will send you a pm with my email addy pronto.
I do see a photo of what my lesions look like. the one on the left CLOSELY resembles them, but they aren't so close together that they look like a rash, as this picture does. They are quite far apart. If you can picture, for example, the seam of your jeans, that's about how my lesions run. Perhaps that's part of why they are there (though I do not wear tight jeans), as well as on my rear end (pretty attractive, eh?). The picture on the right resembles what they look like after they finally heal. The scars arent raised, but they turn into a discoloration....a greyed, brownish spot, almost like an "age spot" I suppose.
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right Side TOS Decompression Surgery 12/2005
RSD Exacerbated after surgery
Still have TOS on left side
RSD On right side, currently in hand, forearm (underside), shoulder, chest, to hollow of throat, and in left hand creeping up into left wrist