My name is Laura. I am a 29 year old from Melbourne, in South Eastern Australia. I have a veterinary degree, I am an artist. I love my family, my pets. I have also lived the last 13 years of my life with a disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
I've decided - after much encouragement by 'certain people' - to put this site together. To tell my story, to let others going through the same thing know that it's not all bad, that there is hope out there. To try to educate the family members and friends have no idea what it's like to experience this beast day in, day out. Maybe even to provide a little bit of a resource - so that members of the medical profession can see what full-blown, severe CRPS looks like, in the hope that even one person will be diagnosed and treated earlier than I was.
This is my story
This site is still very much a work in progress, so please bear with me...
And please, do not take my work or photos without asking. I don't mind my photos being used elsewhere, but please let me know and give me credit. Thanks!