My TENS Unit Challenge for CRPS Awareness (starring Mr. & Mrs. Whiskeyfellow)


While participating in the #30DaysofBourbon Challenge is Bourbon-centric, it is less about drinking and more about Bourbon Karmado good things in the name of Bourbon, and it will return the favor. That’s why there’s a charity angle to the Challenge.


For the last several years, I’ve used the Challenge to personally understand what Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is and how it affects Mrs. Whiskeyfellow. That’s not to suggest I don’t try all year long because I do, but bringing awareness sometimes takes first-hand experience.


Today, I’m participating in a CRPS TENS unit challenge. Mrs. Whiskeyfellow will explain what is happening while dialing the electrodes. My reaction was funny, and I was in enough discomfort to get Cinder, my wife’s service dog, to start alerting me that I was having an “episode.”


This is a funny video despite the seriousness of it. And, if you’d like to help find a cure for this godawful neurological disorder, you can donate directly to the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA) at


Enjoy my misery. It was worth doing. Cheers! 


Whiskeyfellow encourages you to enjoy your whiskey as you see fit but begs you to do so responsibly.



  1. Thank you both for sharing your knowledge and helping raise awareness to this excruciating painful disease. Mrs.Wiskeyfellow you are a true pain warrior!

    Mr. Wiskeyfellow, you are a fantastic support system for your wife and the cause. Thank you for opening ip people's eyes and their pocketbooks.

  2. So important Jeff. Thank you.

  3. Thanks. You are so right that it does up and down and changes sometimes with multiple sensations. Thank you sir as so many don’t try to understand. They think they can but you actually try to walk in her shoes. Thanks for advocating. Have a blessed day.

  4. Good morning! I raised money and sent my Mom to a Dr in Rhode Island (Dr. D’Amato) and he was able to put my Mom’s RSDS that she’s had for 20 years into remission with the scrambler therapy they utilize. I was hesitant at first but it actually worked and she’s pain free still since 2014.
    I’m not sure if you’d be open to looking into this but I wanted to share with you in case you would. I wish you low pain days and many many spoons! 💚

  5. As a long time crusher ty! But also for the world's best pain meds.... laughter. Like your wife I can max out my multiple tens units. Unlike her I found no relief with the spinal cord stimulator. I am in horrid pain 24/7


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