In 2006, I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), aka Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), in my right ankle. This eventually spread to engulf my whole body, a condition known as Central Neural Sensitisation (CNS).
I've tried dozens of medications, endured hospital stays, spent years using mobility aids and been labelled incurable by doctors. They gave up on me, but I never will.
Every day, I work to retrain my brain and fight to regain function by educating myself, opening my mind to new possibilities and overcoming the challenges thrown at me.
It's a slow battle, but I truly believe this is a condition that I can and will beat.