Holding My Own With My CRPS!!

Well it’s 11:00pm and the temp outside is finally starting to cool off. At 9:00pm tonight it was still 30C ! It was a really hot day topping out at 35 C so you did whatever you could today to stay cool. It was one of those days where I was thankful to be inside in an air conditioned building for my physiotherapy. The last couple of days my pain has been bothering me a little more than in recent weeks. Last night was one of those nights with absolutely no sleep so I’ve been dragging a bit today. I can’t really explain why the pain is up because there really isn’t any explanation as to why it should be. I’m just trying my best to manage it.

Over the last couple of months my pain has be at a level that I can live with. It might not be perfect but it’s better than it’s been. I remain walking without a cane, and haven’t had to make any adjustments to my meds. What’s even better is that I haven’t had to take any extra pain medication! It’s small steps though because I know just how quickly that can change. I really believe though that this is an answer to prayer, and that all the positive changes I have seen in the last little while are only going to continue. I said from the start that CRPS can be beaten and that is going to happen with the help of God.

We’ve been enjoying one last week at the cottage before we are back to the regular routine and school. It’s about to get a lot busier and I’m hoping that it won’t make my pain any worse. Before we know it there will be snow on the ground. I didn’t just say that! The leaves are showing signs of turning color so it does mean that fall is around the corner. Enough of that talk! As short as the summer has seemed it really has been a great summer filled with great times with family! Family is everything to me and I couldn’t imagine life without them.

At the moment I couldn’t feel more positive about things and the way that they are going. This is going to be a year filled with change and I’m looking forward to watching it unfold. I look forward to being able to share those things with you as they happen. As I look at CRPS itself I also feel as though we are going to see a world of breakthrough this year. Over the last couple of years there has been lots more research being done and it’s bringing forward all kinds of information that is proving to be very valuable. I would really encourage any of you out there who are dealing with CRPS to keep positive about your future, because it might not be what you think.

Well it’s time to wrap this one up for tonight. I hope you enjoyed some of the pictures that I put up. I had some more from our holiday so I put them up! See you soon.






About Ross

My name is Ross and I want to welcome you to my site. I’m married to an amazing woman who is my best friend, and my soul mate all rolled up into one! I am the father of two very special girls who we adopted from China & Ethiopia. Together we make up one very multicultural family!

In 2006 my life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD. It was the start of a journey I never could have expected, and one that I couldn’t fight without God. CRPS is a chronic pain disease and it started in my left hand. I lost mobility of my hand and started to experience pain unlike I ever could have imagined. Not to long after my left ankle became affected. I spent the better half of about a year not knowing what was going on in my body and traveling from doctor to doctor to find a diagnosis. As time went by I started learning more about CRPS and all its symptoms that it brings with it!

As I started to learn more about CRPS I felt the growing need to share the information I was learning with others and to raise more awareness. As well I want this to be a place where we can connect and support one another. So I would encourage you to contact me if you want.

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11 Responses to Holding My Own With My CRPS!!

  1. Casey says:

    I’m praising God for the positives that you have shared in this post. Thanking God for your more manageable pain and praying for continual progress!! Enjoy the last week of vacay!

  2. Alida says:

    So glad to hear that things are going well for you! I just love your photos. Today is a rough one for me…not sure why this surge of pain came on. But, such is life with fibromyalgia.

  3. Danelle says:

    Wonderful photos! Looks like a lovely place to spend some time before the back to school routine starts.

  4. It’s so great to hear some good news! The photos are beautiful. Enjoy the last week of your vacation!

  5. Tiffany says:

    Ross, you are truly such an inspiration to me. I love each of your posts- through everything, you convey this buoyant attitude of living life with an attitude of pure positivity.

  6. Beautiful photos! And that header is stunning! Seeing that photo reminds me that God is in control of His Universe. Definitely a source of peace among so many tribulations. I am glad to hear that your chronic pain is under control for the time being. Thanks so much for stopping in at Cranberry Morning. Kilpeck Church in Hereford is one of those off-the-beaten-path treasures of which England has many!!

  7. Bethany says:

    It is inspiring how you manage to deal so positively with your pain. God has given you strength, praise to Him.

  8. Rachel says:

    I’m so glad that things are going well for you. Praise God!! Your positive outlook is so refreshing (seeing that lately all I hear are people complaining), I think I can learn from it!

    I really love the pictures- they look so peaceful. I just want to go there and sit and look in amazement at the beautiful picture God has painted.

    Thanks again for sharing this today!!

    Have a good day!


  9. Amy says:

    It has been a few months since I have read your blog Ross. I am so very glad that your pain is getting better or more manageable. I am putting you on my prayer list and if it’s okay I will add you to my small group Bible study’s prayer list on Friday. Blessings and prayers for you!

  10. Lisa says:

    Beautiful pictures. I love your positive attitude despite the pain. With God all things are possible. Many blessings!

  11. Olivia says:

    You are awesome, your positive spirit is truly inspiring!! So glad to hear you have been feeling well, what a blessing! Thanks for your comment on my pajama post, it was great to hear a man’s perspective!!!

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