Its definitely a hard decision to make a Personal fundraising page,I have always had a hard time asking for help. But, there comes a time when you need to throw in the towel and do whats needed.
Please go to http://www.hopeforyourcause.net
, it's my personal blog that ive started to share what its like to live with CRPS.
I broke my foot on March 22nd, 2012. I was diagnosed with CRPS in the 2nd week of June,2012. For many with CRPS, that is great news! In many cases, early detection can lead to remission, if you start PT and other treatments immediately.
Even though I did all the above, It didn't help me. I am lucky to say that as of 8 months ago, I have found a good group of doctors who are working together, to do what they can to help me
Its been very hard because they did find extensive nerve damage in the 3 major nerves that go from your spine,down to your foot.
Once we figure out how to fix the nerve damage, we hope the treatments for CRPS become effective (Ketamine infusions), then.. the bone marrow edema will hopefully be taken care of.
I am about to go through the long process of filing for disability for the 2nd time,the first time had some issues.
It could be up to a year before I receive disability benefits.
*ALL donations with be used to help get me the treatment needed for me to reach remission. The treatment I found, is Calmare therapy in NJ with Dr. Cooney.
The funds I raise will also help me with my medical bills, treatments that aren't covered by insurance, medications,etc.*
I am beyond ready to end this horrible chapter in my life,and start a new one- that does NOT include CRPS!
The RSD/CRPS has spread to my left foot. So it is now in both of my feet and legs.
I want to thank those of you who show your support daily, words can not express how much it means to me.
It shows that it doesn't matter how long you've known someone, or how you know them....there are some amazing people out there.
- Nick Hopman
- Your Brother
- clinton jordan
- Trish BARGAS