Hello, My Name is Jack Puttock; a 17 year old Front End Web Developer and Student from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. In February 2019, I had an injury to my right arm whilst attending school and thought nothing of it (as most people do with many injuries, the pain was generally quite bad but because I had just injured it I was expecting that). But the pain continued to increase, my arm because increasingly hard to move, and I have severe inflammation of my ulna. As time went on and I spent time in and out of hospital as they tried to diagnose what was happening (as there was no broken bones, they questioned ligament damage) and I was bounced between departments and was told there was nothing wrong with me… This was until I saw a specialist in the Plastic Surgery department and the idea of CRPS was discussed, but a formal diagnosis was only made in August 2019; after months of excruciating pain. I was then referred to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge to their Pain Clinic, and have a team of friendly and caring people that are trying everything they can to ensure I have the best care. Around the end of my GCSE exams (June 2019), I began having seizures, which were extremely scary and were unexplained by the multiple emergency visits to A&E. Only this month (November 2019) was I diagnosed with FND, and NEAD which fits all of my other symptoms. This blog was created to document my experience with the most painful chronic condition that is known (Referencing the MCGill Pain Index), how it affects my day to day life and trying to raise awareness to the people in society who don’t know what the condition is or properly understand it.
An update on my first surgery for my CRPS treatment.Article Link
After a Year of having CRPS I reflect on my experience with my condition(s).Article Link
Introduction on how I got CRPS and how it affected my life, and how I felt when I recieved the diagnosis. Closing remarks for 2019.Article Link