Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

Living with RSD - Not making my life about RSD

In 2004, I was injured at work.  This is something I bring up from time to time here on Cowabunga Corner.  Though I don’t want to be remembered only as that person who had RSD, when I have so much other stuff that I can focus on which are happier moments.  So, I share to help with the awareness of RSD, and then I write happier stories where I don’t always share the pain that happened behind the story.  In fact, if I’m on video and start having problems, I turn off the cameras and take a break.  It’s all stuff that is edited out as much as I can

RSD and Me

RSD - Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

I’m writing this story to help get awareness out there for something that I have lived with for six years now. RSD, also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, is very painful and debilitating disorder. Someone just touching a person who has RSD can cause pain to that person with the slightest touch to the area where the RSD is affecting the person. For me, it’s my right arm. Here is my story, one I’ve told thousands of times in the last six years.