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Living with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)

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I am bring back author and motivational speak, Nicole Hemmenway. Due to time restrictions, many people did not get to speak with her about her book, "No, It's Not In My Head:The Journey of a Chronic Survivor". She has committed her life to becoming a leading voice in chronic pain awareness and an advocate of patients rights. Guest, Nicole Hemmenway, author, and Motivational speaker. Nicole Hemmenway understands chronic pain, living half her life with the neurological and chronic pain disorder, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Although the disease went into remission for nearly four years, it returned with vengeance during the beginning of her senior year of high school. A fluke incident causing her to pull two tendons in her right hand resulted in a long and painful nine-year journey through the medical system. By no longer allowing the pain to define her identity, Nicole empowered herself to become proactive. Taking control of her own life was the reason she found treatments that fit her lifestyle and body. She overcame her disability to prove miracles happen. By experiencing firsthand the great strides and pitfalls of the medical profession, Nicole gained valuable life lessons of expectations and rejections. She has lived through the pain, the struggle, the hell. She overcame what doctors told her was a hopeless situation and became a survivor. She has worked in conjunction with the National Pain Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing functional recovery of persons in pain through information, education and support, for seven years. Writing articles for their website and speaking at various medical conferences around the country on their behalf has been a joy for her. http://nicolehemmenway.com/about.php
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RSD
CRPS
chronic pain
fibromyalgia
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
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