One of Life’s Little Mysteries

It sweeps in, catching you by surprise

No respect of persons, affecting many lives

Attacking every emotion, even though you try

To keep your composure and hold it all inside

The good is hard to see, when its you that it has reached

If only it were a dream, this disease they attempt to treat

Faith will be strengthened and tested along the way

Though dreading, you’re thankful for another day

Eventually, this too shall pass

One of life’s little mysteries

Stays with us, but don’t last

Written by: Kimberly Michele Durham

RSD Is Living With Me

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or RSD, a chronic and incurable neurological disorder in which the sympathetic/autonomic nervous system – the system that transfers signals from the central nervous system to various organs throughout the body – malfunctions, causing nerves to misfire and send constant pain signals to the brain. RSD develops in response to physical trauma and becomes more active during times of stress. Its actions during the stress response comprise the fight-or-flight response.  Continue reading