Thursday, June 26, 2008

And so it begins - June 26th, 2008

My name is Keith Orsini. As you can see by my profile I have dealt with what has been classified as the "most painful form of chronic pain that exists today", CRPS or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome for over 34 years now. My CRPS is systemic, or full-body. 

I am not only a patient but also one of the Directors of American RSDHope. American RSDHope is a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of this disease as well as educating the patients, loved ones, and medical community on all aspects of this excruciating and painful disease. 

What I aim to accomplish with this blog is to record and share my experiences as I go through a treatment called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. It is a new form of treatment for CRPS patients and has been having great success. 

My personal journey along the oxygen road will officially begin this Monday, June 30th, 2008.  On that date I will begin a series of twenty or so treatments using Hyperbaric Oxygen in a Seachrist Chamber to treat my Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. 

I will be getting my treatment at one of the top HBO Treatment centers in the country; National Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Palm Harbor, Florida. You can check out their website by going for more information on what HBO is all about as well as learn how to visit their clinic for treatment. Doctor Allan Spiegel is the Clinic's founder and Medical Director. 

I invite you all along for the ride. I hope to publish a post every day here so that others who are considering this treatment will be better prepared for what comes and know what to do, not to do, what to expect, etc. 

Thanks for reading and be sure to drop by our website if you need more information on any of the above information. We have recently added a new HBO section to our treatments area and will be constantly adding to it over the course of the summer!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see you blogging about RSD. I'm always glad when I see another person sharing their experiences with this disease and I've admired your work with American RSD Hope, the web site has always been so helpful and I see the hard work you and the other wonderful people in your organization have put into helping those of use who have to live with this too. I am really looking forward to hearing about your journey with HBOT and hope it provides you with great relief, you certainly deserve it!