Nothing in life can ever prepare you for the news of a life changing illness of any type. This was the case in 2006 when I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS for short. A rare neuro-autoimmune disease that causes constant chronic pain and can also affect the immune system, skin, muscle, […]
My name is Ross McCreery and I am a patient/advocate fighting to raise awareness and create change 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. I am the founder of CRPS Awareness Day here in Saskatchewan which is an initiative designed to educate and raise awareness for the disease. I also sit on the board of directors for the Sask Pain Foundation in a client/advocate representative roll. Along with these endeavors I work with the Rare Disease Foundation and will be launching their first Adult Peer2Peer Resource Group.
“My goal as a patient/advocate is to help other patients, so that they won’t have to deal with the same physical and mental health issues that I have had to over the last twelve years”.