I have a rare disease called CRPS, AMA!
When I was nine years old I developed a rare neurological condition known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is an incurable disease that causes me to experience debilitating full-body pain. I am now 18, and have been living with this condition for half of my life. I want to use this platform to reach out to other people with the disease and educate those who don't know about it. Only through education will we ever see change.
UPDATE: Thank you so much for all the questions as well as the words of encouragement and support. I fully intend to answering every comment/question, it may take me a while as typing causes me a lot of pain but I promise it will get done! It would really help if you could read the FAQ and the other comments before asking a question, just so I don't get doubles :)
Q: Have you used marijuana to help with the pain?
A: Yes! I've tried synthetic THC pills, but they didn't help at all. Now that I'm 18 I hope to pursue things like organic THC, edibles and CBD oil.
Q: Can you have sex?
A: Yep! It hurts, as does any other activity, but with the right supports and a gentle partner it can still be pleasurable.
Q: Have you tried ___?
A: Probably! Please skim through the comments before asking.
Q: What are your favourite games?
A: My favourite games are Fallout 4 and Animal Crossing.