She Thought This Was Just A Rash - She Was Floored When Doctors Diagnosed Her

Kayla Hansen was performing her duties as a restaurant manager when she accidentally had her hand slammed between two doors. Her initial fears of a broken hand would wind up being the least of her worries, as that simple work-related injury led to her having a whole host of other problems. As AWM shares, Hansen has taken to social media to share her story.

As Hansen explains, the swelling from her injury simply didn’t subside. That led doctors to get to the bottom of what was going on, and she had far more serious problems at hand than a sore body part.

“After 2 months of the swelling not going down, and my arm feeling like it was on fire I was given the diagnosis that I had complex regional pain syndrome also known as CRPS. It is extremely rare and is literally rated the most painful thing In the world. More painful than childbirth, amputation, or any cancer there is,” she wrote. “It is an autoimmune disease that effects every single part of your body including organs. Your body can no longer control temperature and it literally feels like you are being burned alive 24/7.”

Hansen goes on to explain that the disease has spread throughout her body, and she has had a staggering 40 surgeries and procedures to date.

“Some people are lucky and the disease stays contained In just one limb. However I am very unlucky and mine has spread from my head to my toes in just over a year. I have seen over 50 doctors and they all say mine is the worst case they’ve ever seen,” Hansen writes. “My condition is so bad that I’m literally being burned alive. Both of my arms from my shoulders down to my hands are covered in serious burns that start from the inside out. The burns are so serious that I have been hospitalized numerous times because if I were to get an infection I’d easily lose my arms.”

As you can imagine, Hansen has a staggering amount of medical bills now that she has come down with a life-altering illness. She’s taken to GoFundMe to ask for some help, but she has some other motivations for taking her story public.

“The other reason I am starting this account is I DESPERATELY WANT TO SPREAD THE WORD OF THIS AWFUL DISEASE. Although it is very rare we need to spread the word and make it so the whole world is informed of this condition.. It can happen to anyone at anytime,” she continued. “It is brought on by a trauma or a surgery. It is known as the suicide disease because up to 40% of people with this disease kill themselves because the pain is so incredibly unbearable most cannot live with it.”

That’s some incredibly harrowing information about a disease that is not well known. Hansen’s life has been flipped upside down by what started out as a minor injury. Hopefully, some awareness will be raised so that the disease can be identified in others much sooner than it was in her case.

Source: AWM
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