An Indefinite Hiatus

, by Zoë Gulliksen

Alright, I've been putting this off for quite some time now, out of denial and other things. I know I have been vague about so many doctor's visits on Twitter and have dodged questions so here is your answer: This blog is on an indefinite hiatus due to an injury of mine earlier this summer. As a result of this injury I have Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) which is, in short, nerve damage in my wrist that has spread to my hand and the rest of my arm. It's a severely painful disease to have and is at this point, incurable. I won't bother you will the gritty details but you can read the Wikipedia page here for those  of you curious types. (However, my hand does not look like the gruesome picture shown, thank goodness.)

As a result of this injury it's incredibly painful to do every day activities, including typing. Between severe chronic pain and trying to deal with my every day life, I have no energy left for blogging unfortunately. I'm not the type of person to complain about personal problems online, but my hand hurts every day, every hour. Sometimes it feels like the inside of my arm is on fire, sometimes it feels like I broke a bone, sometimes it feels like my funny bone just got hit and that searing tingling pain lasts all night. Sometimes my hand is icy cold if you touch it. Basically, it sucks. 

Until I have figured out a way to type without being in pain, this blog will not be updated. I also will not be taking any commissions or promotional contracts. Thank goodness for Twitter where I can use only one hand, so if you can check out my ridiculous musings there. Thanks for everything you guys, and until next time, 

5 comments:

  1. That absolutely sucks. I am so sorry.

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  2. Zoe - a good friend of mine Maria has been dealing with RSD for many years now. I have seen her push through and do her best to overcome her disease. She has amazingly fought strong and still does every day, documenting, blogging and trying to help others along the way. Please check out her blog - http://theillnessevolution.wordpress.com/ and if you want reach out and contact her. She is a warm and compassionate person who may be able to provide you some insight or help along the way!

    Best of Luck - stay strong!

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  3. All the <3 in the world to you. Having chronic pain is a complete *#$@ thing to deal with all the time. My doc gave me painkillers for my back that I have to take almost daily now. I really, sincerely, hope you feel better and they find a cure (or at least something that will work). *hug*

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  4. So sad to read this. Can't imagine how hard it must be to be in constant pain. You seem to be a brilliant young woman and I keep my fingers crossed for a imminent cure for yout condition. Take care!

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