Tuesday, September 20, 2011

1 Year Later

Hey Everyone!
So sorry for the really late update.
A year ago I was still in a coma in Mexico, and now things have never looked better. I continue to gain strength every day and am able to do more and more things. I am still pain free and have not had any relapses since February. The relapses I had in the beginning of the year did not last very long and got better by themselves so I didn't have to receive any boosters.
I am really enjoying being able to play piano and guitar, but am going to wait a bit longer until I tackle my bass as it's harder on my hands.
I have continued to write songs and now have a collection of 9 songs that I would love to one day make an album with.
Life for me has changed dramatically and everything is so very new and exciting. I could not have dreamed for a better outcome and I feel so incredibly blessed. I am able to do so much more than I could previously and am able to look at planning for my future. I have applied to enrol at Waikato University next year where I am hoping to study Music and English. I am planning to start with one paper in semester A and see how it goes, taking things very slowly as I am still in the rehabilitation stage.
The changes in my life and the way that I feel are absolutely outstanding. I never realised that things could feel so great. Thank you so much to all my doctors, nurses, family and friends and all the people that have supported me on my journey. Thanks to you, I now have a life to look forward to, a life worth living. I am eternally grateful for all your help. Thank you so very, very much.
Lots and lots of love,
Emma xx


  1. That is fantastic to hear, I have only just been diagnosed with CRPS but we believe I have had it for about 18 months.

  2. yayyyy awesome news and I can't wait to buy your cd!!!!

    I must come and see you and your family, have been meaning to for ages. I've also been meaning to contact you for ages as I have a friend who has now been diagnosed with RSD after I recognised your symptoms with her. She would like to talk to others who have or have had RSD/CRPS. Also, been meaning to let you know I have a lounge filling up with garage stuff I've been collecting from people to raise more money at some stage to help pay for your treatment costs.

    Great to hear your update
    Love, Val xx

  3. It's so amazing how far you have come. This time last year I was having a cosmopolitan as a gesture of hope as you went under. Can't believe how far you have come. It's sure been a rollercoaster. So good that you are doing so well. Love you.

    Shannon xx

  4. Wonderful to see you so well and gorgeous Emma !! Well done you - all the best for Uni next year and continue to get stronger. .

  5. Wow, thanks for the incredible update. This is simply AMAZING! Thank you God for answer to prayers. You look great and really happy.

    This gives hope to those of us still suffering from CRPS.

    Please, if you could, continue to update your progress. It is so encouraging to many.

    God Bless you!

  6. http://www.rsds.org/pdfsall/2011WinterNews.pdf

    Check out page 3 of their newsletter. They are looking for RSD/CRPS recovery stories. Please consider submitting your stories as it would be such an HUGE encouragement to many. Please also forward this to others you know who have also recovered. Email jeannelazo@aol.com

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