“It’s all in the bounce.”

It’s CRPS Awareness month and that means I’m shining a light on what it means to live – and thrive – with chronic pain. I took some extra time on this episode to share my own experiences with chronic pain, as well as answers some of the questions you asked on social media. Then I have a powerful conversation with one of my fellow CRPS Warriors and close friends, David Seward.

David is a father of 4 wonderful sons who have done everything they can to help get him get through his ongoing battle with CRPS-Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. His world was turned upside down in September of 2013. He went in for a simple outpatient procedure and he woke up with intense pain and no feeling below his waist. He blogs about his journey and spreads inspiration and encouragement.

This conversation is one I hope you share with anyone in your life who experiences chronic pain and needs a little love and support. Spreading the awareness and building support is more important than ever.

Here’s what you will learn:⁣

  • What CRPS is and why it matters (1:30)
  • How to understand what chronic pain is if you’ve never experienced it (4:50)
  • Why you can’t wait for a cure to live your best life (16:30)
  • How to build a great support group around you (21:05)
  • How to manage chronic pain (25:05)
  • Raising CRPS awareness and coloring the world orange (42:12)
  • The financial toll of CRPS for David and resources for financial aid for CRPS(51:21)
  • How he adjusted to using the spinal cord stimulator (56:26)
  • How other personal journeys can inspire us personally (1:02:25)
  • How to manage CRPS flare ups and still do the things you love (1:07:43)
  • Turning pain to purpose(1:12:38)
  • How support can change your journey for the better (1:18:24)


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