CRPS Awareness photo challenge: my firey flaming CRPS ribbon

Day 25: to design something with the awareness ribbon on it.

I already created something simple earlier this month (which I haven’t got round to posting yet because I was running behind on the challenges) so I got stuck into the challenge this time creating a CRPS orange ribbon from a pic of fire as fire is often used as a symbol of the CRPS burning pain. Although there is also the icy burning pain as well as the deep bone pain and more, but the flames are a recognisable shorthand symbol in the community of CRPSers and their carers.

I’m uncharacteristically proud of my flaming ribbon creation! X-) It turned out better than I thought it might. So I went on to cteate this shareable poster from it. Hope ya like it. 🙂

Flaming ribbon info poster- photoshop saved

Whaddya think? Will it do?

I really enjoyed creating this. 🙂

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“Keep Calm and….”

The other day I promised one of my pals that I would post another link to a website where you can create your own stuff…

Today the inspiration is from good ole “stiff-upper-lip” Blighty-ness!

Back in 1939, after the outbreak of the first World War, the British Government decided that morale-boosting posters would be a positive addition to the British people’s mental resources. The most famous being the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, headed with the symbol of George VI’s crown.

Now, here’s the exciting bit….

There is a magical place where you can create your own versions of the poster!

I was mulling over what would be appropriate wording to relate it to my life and conditions. In the end, the first one that came to mind was the one that was truly ‘me’… When I don’t know something I go away and learn about it, whether it’s about my health or any other random interest. I spend lots of my sparse and infrequent on-the-planet-and-almost-upright time on the laptop hooked up to the ‘net. I have a hard-drive full of research papers and articles on CRPS, Dysautonomia, Tai Chi and various other, seemingly random, topics…

So this poster says the most about me, and makes me laugh at the truth of it….

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Bwahahaaa, it’s meeeee!

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But it’s far too much fun just to stop there, of course, so here’s a few more….

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And the most terrifying of all……

Tee hee

Of course a fat load of good I’d be in a fight…. “Can you come at me in slow mo’? I don’t do fast. Oh yes, and if you could just wait a few minutes, I’m feeling a bit lightheaded”. Yeeeaaah, I’m truly terrifying, me. 😉

If you fancy inventing some of your own posters, then just pop over to this address….

http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/

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