It’s Been A Long Day!!

Well its been a really interesting day around my house! It started off as a typical day with dropping my daughter off at school, and going out to to some errands with my other daughter. Then things kind of took a turn and the rest of the day has been one I would rather put behind me. When I went to pick my daughter up from school a wasp decided to sting me in the eye. Now a wasp sting at the best of times hurts, but seeing as I have chronic pain it elevates the pain level. My eye has decided that it wants to swell and so for the most part it’s staying  closed! My wife calls my new look a quasimotoesque one! Warning to those of you who where glasses. He came between my eye and the glasses and so there wasn’t much I could do. Now because I’m on my pain meds for my CRPS there isn’t much I can do but ride it out for a day or two until it settles down.

So we’ll see how the pain meds I’m on and the ones I just took react with each other. If I get a little spacey you’ll know why! However onto bigger and better things. I would like to introduce my sites newest sponsor Dana from The Abundant Life!


I found her site a couple of weeks ago and was deeply inspired by her outlook on life. Like me she suffers from chronic illness, and for her it’s been a life long journey. She really does have a truly amazing story and I consider myself blessed to be able to share in that. I look forward to being able to share her story as well as find encouragement in it. Go over to her site at The Abundant Life  and follow her as she strives to get netter!

Over the last few days my pain has been increasing  although I have expected that to happen because of the added stress at the moment. With getting back into a routine there are a few more things to do, so I’m trying to take everything slowly and minimize how much extra pain I have to deal with. All things considered I think things are going well! Fall is quickly approaching though because we are starting to see temperature swings, and I’m starting to notice them more with my CRPS. As we deal with cooler temperatures the pain in my limbs increases, as well as one hand and foot being cooler than the other.

So as expected the extra meds are kicking in and I’m finding it really hard to think. So I think at this point I’m going to call it a point and I’ll talk to everyone 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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4 Responses to It’s Been A Long Day!!

  1. Amy says:

    Oh Ross that is horrible! Hope that the swelling is going down.

  2. stephanie says:

    ouch! i hope the pain starts easing up soon.

    thanks for stopping by my blog and for following! 🙂

  3. Marie says:

    A wasp sting in the eye? Holy crap that sucks! Hope you’re now dequasified…

  4. Bethany says:

    Sorry to hear about your sting. My daughter got a sting right on her eyelid and her eye was swollen shut for about 4 days, it was an ordeal to say the least. I hope you are feeling better soon.
    My husbands hip is continually getting worse and they have not been able to discover the cause. He is in a lot of pain. We have had a very slow August, September. He’s seeing a specialist soon.

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