Update!

Hi Everybody! Sorry for the long delay, I was intending on updating you through the series of procedures however I wasn’t really feeling up to it. Today was the last of my three procedures, and I’m glad that they are over with for the time being. I am in more pain than I was expecting on the third, and after going through a pretty tough week my body is tired.

As I mentioned before I had three procedures done this week, each time having the same procedure. Each day I went to the hospital to have two needles fed into my back to do a nerve block. The procedures are spaced two days apart to give you time to recover in between. The worst part has to be the back pain that you have to suffer through. The medical staff were great and I can’t say enough about the way that they treated me.

At the moment the results are sort of up in the air. Although my pain levels are coming down a bit after treatment, they are going back up again several hours after treatment. I’m not going to say that things aren’t working however it’s very up and down at this time. I will say that we have been able to gain some movement in my leg which is a real positive. I’m just trying to keep moving forward and at the same time see some results. I am also being put on the wait list for a spinal implant if these procedures don’t work.

As my therapists have now said it’s time to train like an Olympic athlete and really try to work as hard as you can, so that’s what I’m prepared to do. As I am not feeling all that well I’m going to keep tonight’s post short. Hopefully in the next couple of days I’ll start to feel better, and then I’ll let you know more. Talk to everyone in a couple!!

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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