When asked “How much worse would your condition have been if you had not received treatment here?” we frequently were told “I’d be in a box”. Pretty powerful stuff. Sometimes we forget where we have come from and measure success based upon where we are at, or where we think we should be. Likely most of us would be more grateful if we would measure it based upon where we have come from or where we might have been if not for the help we have received along the way. Good and bad always go together and for those with complex, chronic pain such as RSD, CRPS, or Fibromyalgia there will always be good and bad days. Try measuring success by how much better off you are as a result of the care you have received or the ownership you have taken in getting well. You might be surprised by how far you have come. At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA just hearing how much we have made a difference to others has made us more appreciative of the work we do and what it can mean for those that we treat.