BZ with the effervescent and ebullient Allen Thomas!
Hours 1 and 2: BZ welcomed the return of the fabulous ALLEN THOMAS, a Sasquatch/UFO/paranormal/unexplained investigator, hunter and researcher. You can catch his own YouTube show SQUATCH ZONE here, and his new YouTube channel featuring drone video on SKY SQUATCHING here.
What you may not know is that ALLEN THOMAS has suffered from CRPS for many years. CRPS is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic (lasting greater than six months) pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord; the peripheral nervous system involves nerve signaling from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. CRPS is characterized by prolonged or excessive pain and changes in skin color, temperature, and/or swelling in the affected area. In more severe cases, individuals may not recover and may have long-term disability.In the case of Allen Thomas, a botched surgery in a Fresno hospital resulted in two critical things: he died on the operating table, twice. And he's been laboring under CRPS ever since.
On a standard medical scale of 1 to 10 in terms of pain, he lives every hour of every day with a minimum of 7 or 8, or above.
ALLEN THOMAS knows one thing: his pain is never going away. Ever.
Doctors doubted him. Hospitals doubted him. Insurance doubted him. He was treated like a drug addict, thinking that he was faking his pain in order to illicitly seek drugs and more drugs.
Until finally a doctor applied a simple test. And then believed him.
Still and all, altogether too many medical "professionals" treat him like a pariah.
Please. Listen to Allen's story. His is a cautionary tale of unnecessary grief and woe.
But he has offered this: ALLEN THOMAS wants to reach out to those diagnosed with CRPS/RSD/RSDSA. Whatever the designation.
Too many people have committed suicide due to the grinding pain they feel every minute of every hour. Which won't recede. With little if any potential relief in sight.
ALLEN THOMAS asks you to contact him here on Facebook. He'll help as much as he can and point you to any number of people and agencies that can assist.
He'll talk. He'll listen.
But mostly ALLEN THOMAS emphasizes: you're not alone.
Many others are like you. Reach out and take advantage of their stories and insight.
ALLEN THOMAS won't tell you about this unless prodded. He'd rather you just judge him on his merits. He doesn't want you to think he's a complainer or a whiner.
I am lucky that he decided to speak to me about CRPS on the show.
Because: if you were to meet ALLEN THOMAS, you'd discover he is as kind and good and positive and insightful as he sounds.
We've all met "good people" in our lives.
Trust me: ALLEN THOMAS is one of the best good people you'll ever meet.
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