Derby odds

by Living with RSD: what comes next?

I watched the Kentucky Derby the other day. I have to admit that I was rooting for Mucho Macho Man because I thought his trainer had a great story about beating the odds. It got me to thinking about my odds. Did I beat the odds or did I just come in last? Only a small fraction of individuals who sustain an injury get RSD. An even smaller amount of individuals with RSD have the disease sustained after 6 months. A smaller amount has it spread so that it’s in all of the limbs. I’ve always thought of myself as loosing this race, but may be I’ve actually won it. I’m doing okay. I can’t do everything that I did before, but I can still do some things. May be I could look at the brighter side. It’s certainly better than focusing on the dark cloud. Some food for thought. Glad I didn’t put any money down on Mucho Macho Man. She didn’t win the race, but she’s got a lot of heart.

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