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|Dear Members of the RSD Support Group,
This hug comes from all of the new group leaders at the RSD Support Forum. We are sending you this to let you know that we have renewed our commitment to provide a safe and comfortable place for you, our members, to receive the love and support that is so needed when suffering from CRPS/RSD.
Our new leadership team has developed a Mission Statement we would like to share with you:
"To provide a safe and enjoyable environment for group members; encourage participation; and guide members to follow rules and terms of the site with a gentle hand."
that this forum is a positive experience for all members: a place you can find friendship, learn about
condition, and find
​a safe ​
space to express your experiences
You can read about our new, simplified group rules here:
and read about
​each of ​
our goals for the group in our leadership profiles here:
We hope that you will come on by for a visit, read some posts, write some posts, and make yourself at home with us. We are here to serve you!
With Love, Peace, and Aloha,
Howard, Jenny and Julie
|Dear Friends, I am writing to let you know that I have volunteered to co-lead the RSD Support Group.
I feel very strongly that this syndrome is under-funded for research, that many doctors remain unaware of the symptoms of this condition (the average patient sees 5 professional medical providers before they are diagnosed), and also that the general public for the most part has never heard of this condition which afflicts 50,000 new patients every year in the USA alone. How many of you have tried to tell a friend of family member about your condition, and been met with a blank stare?
I hope to make a positive contribution to this site through providing information in posts and continuing to expand our Resources section. I pledge to be here for you as a friendly ear, so that you know that you are not alone in your experience.
I would like to see this group thrive as a welcoming community, where we can explore the ups and downs of this condition in a safe environment. We can make a difference in our own lives and in the lives of other CRPS/RSD patients by being better informed about the syndrome, and by sharing that information with our own community of doctors, friends and family.
I am particularly interested in alternative and complimentary tools such as those used by Rev and offered at many pain management clinics ~ such as meditation, relaxation techniques, and volunteering to help others. There are things that WE can do to help ourselves reduce our own suffering.
I will need your patience and a little coaching along the way as I am new to being a forum leader. I will sincerely appreciate any feedback from my co-leader Craig and from any and all members. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please feel free to contact me because this is OUR group, and OUR community, created and sustained by OUR participation.
Thank you for this opportunity to be of service,
I hope that everyone had a great Christmas. I know it is a very stressful time, but yet it can be a wonderful time for your heart and soul to open up and be re-filled with the real reason for the season....
I also hope that you had a good New years eve... And brought in this new year with much happiness... and I hope that you all have a wonderful NEW Year.
I would like to also WELCOME all our new members, I hope that you will just make yourself at home here. As I hope you will come to feel about this place as I do. The members here are like family to me....And this is my safe place to come to for help, and advice. Also to just vent when I need...
And as always I have to ask this.. Will every one that has not yet filled out there profiles, please do. As this is a wonderful way for the other members to get to know you better. Also to get to know how and why you came to be here with us in this group...
Again...I hope the best for every one and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I hope you all have a Wonderful New Year. And Welcome to all the new members....
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