Howdy, folks! I've been scarce, but my life took a radical turn after May of last year. Some of you may have heard a thing or two about it. And others, well, you're in the dark.
Now the dark isn't such a bad place to be. I wish I was in the dark too. I'm being honest! I frankly wish I didn't know anything about lumbarsacral plexopathy, or chronic regional pain syndrome. I definitely don't want to know anymore about Clostridium difficile colitis. I've experienced enough for a lifetime.
Why don't I start at the beginning?
Pain is nothing new to me. It's a rather familiar companion. I've endured severe migraines since childhood and arthritic knee pain for over fifteen years. But nothing close to what I experienced in early 2017. Pain took on new meaning for me, and in the matter of months, I could no longer function.
After a normal work day (10 hours standing behind the pharmacy counter), my knee began to protest like never…