In the UK our TV adverts are meant to sell things. They aim to get us viewers to spend money on products, send money to charities or spend time watching certain programs.
So imagine our puzzlement when we come across fellow patients online talking about ‘adverts’ for illnesses! Our context is that adverts are to sell stuff, and our minds immediately boggle as we wonder what on earth someone would ‘advertise’ an illness for? I mean, who goes shopping for health conditions?! 😉
Well yesterday I fiiiinally found out what these are. They’re more like public service announcements delivering a snippet of information on a specific condition. They can’t squidge much into such a small space of time and, let’s face it, CRPS is so complex that a day at a conference wouldn’t cover it. So they have to go for a bottom line as the potential identifier. The RSDSA has done just this, the bottom line is that if we’ve had an injury with a disproportionate amount of pain then bear in mind CRPS. Here’s the new CRPS info’ video…
And yes, it is Crazy Sock Day today, and I am wearing some knee high stripeys in honour of Melanie’s awareness day for CRPS & Gastroparesis. 😀
And here’s the crazily socked feet of some friends as well….
Happy Crazy Sock Day people, please do visit Melanie’s Facebook page and feel free to post sock piccies on there in support of her awareness event, 😀