Month: May 2010

I came to pursue the American Dream

Contributed by: Georgina Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, May 2010 Georgina has been a high achiever, academically and professionally, while living with CRPS.   I’m a Mexican immigrant that came to the United States ten years ago with the hope of pursuing the American dream. I’m currently 34 years old. I’ve been living with Complex… Read more »

Living with trigeminal neuralgia

Contributed by: Sarah Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, May 2010 Sarah is a young woman with trigeminal neuralgia. Living with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been a lesson in patience and perseverance.  I take a tricyclic antidepressant to help lessen the pain, but I have found that there are some times when I cannot control the… Read more »

I was diagnosed with RSD after a severe fall

Contributed by: Judith Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, May 2010 Judith writes about her many medical procedures and shares her personal coping strategy. My name is Judith and I was diagnosed with RSD after a severe fall that fractured my right arm and shoulder requiring surgery and placement of a plate and screws in my… Read more »