November Causes

Hey everyone!

November is known as the month to give Thanks! To appreciate all the wonderful things you have, and the people in your life that mean the world to you.

One thing I have learned this year,is to never take ANYTHING for granted. Your whole life could change in a blink of an eye, bad or good.

Mine was in a negative way. It all started when I broke my foot in March. Doesn’t sound too serious, does it?

Well, after a month or so,instead of getting better, my foot only got worse. I was in extreme pain,and didn’t know why! After seeing 5 different doctors, they ALL confirmed that I have CRPS (Complex regional pain Syndrome– also known as RSD).

November is CRPS/RSD awareness month (It’s also my birthday month.. Go figure!)

I will be promoting CRPS and spreading awareness a lot throughout the month. It is something EVERYONE should know about! Anyone can get it, and it is usually caused by a simple sprain or fracture! When the 2nd doctor told me I had RSD, he literally said,” Yeah, you have RSD… You need PT,here is a referral, have a good day”.

Then walked out of the room. I looked at the nurse, and just asked…”What is RSD?”.
She didn’t even know. That is when I went home and started to do my research.

Going through this whole situation has reminded me what LRTR is about. Which is to Spread Awareness and raise funds for those causes that people rarely hear about,like CRPS. As well as promote causes that affect a large population of people (example:heart disease).

It is not a comforting feeling, sitting in the doctor’s office, after receiving life changing news about your health..and not having a clue what it i

If you have RSD/CRPS and would like to share your story (who/what/when/where/why/how/obstacles/etc.. PLEASE contact me!) I will be making a special post with stories from people around the world sharing their story, in hopes of helping others. You can leave a comment on here, tweet me on @urockyourcause! Or leave a message on www.facebook.com/letsrocktheribbons

I  hope to hear from you!!

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
For more information visit the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association
www.alz.org

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) awareness month! Click here for more information regarding CRPS, On RSDSA’s website.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Click here for more information about Lung cancer!

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Click here for more information regarding Stomach Cancer!

Please check out “No stomach for Cancer’s site” by clicking here!

American Diabetes Month
For more information visit the American Diabetes Association

National Hospice Month
For more information visit the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

National Healthy Skin Month
For more information visit the American Academy of Dermatology

TMJ Awareness Month
For more information visit the TMJ Association, LTD

COPD Awareness Month
For more information visit the COPD Foundation

Clicking here~~> Screening

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
For more information visit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association
www.phassociation.org

Thank you!

If there are any that I am missing, please leave a comment so I know. I will make sure to add it! 🙂

Let’s Rock the Ribbons! Where you can rock your cause!

Information from http://www.pcihealth.edu/education/Health_Awareness_Calendar.htm

2 thoughts on “November Causes

  1. hello my name is khrystal, and I am 17 I have crps and have for just over a year now. thank you so much for putting this site together, I do work with acs = american cancer society relay for life, I have been working with them for 10 years now and I am so glad I do, alot of my family has had cancer and I have fell in love with this cause I work with and plan to keep working with them till I cant anymore or we find a cure.
    Though now that I have found out that I have crps I am going to help out with them also, the more people we can get to help the faster we can get the word out and get more help to cure it. thank you guys again.

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