I’m a woman of many interests and aptitudes, and have experienced a lot of life in quite a few locations over the years.
I’m here to talk about disability, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, pain, and the tools and methods I use to enjoy a life that includes them. Some of those tools, such as yoga and having dogs, go beyond just techniques for helping with my pain condition, and have become such important parts of my life that I can’t imagine myself without them.
One of the things that hasn’t changed for me since I got injured is that I’m always looking for a creative outlet. Most recently, I taught myself to knit, but as time goes by you will see other aspects of my creativity, both new interests and old friends, as I explore how to connect and communicate with others.
Finally, I’m here for community and want to know more about what that means on the internet. I want a dialogue, a multilogue, not just a monologue.
All I ask is that you try to stay on-topic (unless the off-topic gets really interesting, in which case I’ll give my blessing) and speak with respect to all fellow readers and writers–no matter how incorrect you think they might be. I hope further specific guidelines will not be necessary. I want this to be a safe place to hear and be heard.
Welcome, and Namaste!