Normally I refuse to support my son's Diet Pepsi habit. But out of the goodness of my heart, and because we're sort of on vacation, I picked up a couple of twelve packs while grocery shopping and didn't ask him to reimburse me. Just today I noticed this graphic on an empty can sitting in the kitchen. Without knowing it I contributed to the research of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome! Which is the source of my chronic pain! Somehow I feel weirdly vindicated by this very public corporate sponsorship of understanding and finding a cure/treatment for CRPS. Mine is of the second type that arises from nerve damage. All I have to say is, thank you, Pepsi! And because I'm kind of a bitch, I'm thumbing my nose at Dr Curd, who insisted that I have carpal tunnel syndrome and I need to face that fact and get surgery. From him. Meh. Also getting the nose thumb is Dr Hoversten who said my pain has no medical basis, is goofy, and is all in my head. His diagnosis? That I'm old and have arthritis and need to face that fact. Assholes. My pain is real and at times debilitating. And Pepsi agrees.