Read Ross McCreery's story on the experience of living with pain.
My name is Ross McCreery and I am a patient/advocate fighting to raise awareness and create positive changes for those of us who live with chronic pain. In 2006 I was diagnosed with the rare disease called CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) that has no cure and very few treatments for the debilitating chronic pain of which I suffer. My journey like so many others involves challenges with receiving a diagnosis and treatment. It took two years and having to go to another province before I was diagnosed and found someone to treat me. Finding a local care team who believes in and supports has meant the world to me. In 2016, I founded CRPS Awareness Day here in the Province of Saskatchewan, and I work with OutrunRare & the Rare Disease Foundation to raise awareness and educate about CRPS. I also sit on the SaskPain board of directors. Ways that you can find me on social media are Twitter(@Rossco006) and through my website http://painfullyoptomistic.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.