Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 4:36:22 PM
To: Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Service
I'm a 15-year-old female who has been suffering from CRPS for four years.
I have attended a pain program, but it was a failed attempt. I have had to see many specialists, finally getting a diagnosis from a neurologist. I'm now under the care of a doctor who can not promise that I will ever walk again.
I have just stumbled upon your Web site and your new program. My parents and I are more then willing to go to Boston to be treated. My condition currently is worsening by the day. I can no longer move my toes or ankle and my pain is unbelievable. I am now being home schooled and am in a wheelchair. My doctor is thinking about spinal injections and a re-cast of my right leg.
My current symptoms are purple coloring, blotchy skin, temperature change to cold, severe tenderness to touch, swelling, no mobility, burning, achy, sharp pain, and pins-and-needles in my foot and toes.
Please consider me as a patient. My family has no where else to turn. We've tried everything.