Seven Days And Counting!

Today has been an exhausting day however I feel as ready as I can be going into next Wednesday. I spent the the morning today getting all my pre op tests done today at the hospital in preparation for my spinal implant. Upon arriving at home my mind has been swimming with information about what’s going to happen on the day of my operation. I met with the anesthesiologist who walked through the entire procedure with me and went over my list of medications that I currently take. What I am excited about is that after the implant I will hopefully be able to get off most of the medications!

After meeting with the anesthesiologist I met with the doctor who will assist the primary doctor who does the implant. I’ve met with him on other occasions and feel quite comfortable with him. Again he went through some of the things that will be happening and asked me if I had any concerns or questions. The surgery is suppose to be about 2 or 3 hours. I told him that everything had been explained very well and that I really do feel comfortable with the entire process. Am I excited about having this done? No! Am I excited about the outcome? Yes!

I can’t remember the last time I’ve been able to walk, and not feel shooting pain up my leg. This procedure is suppose to help with that and allow me to get through each day without rocking in the fetal position writhing in pain . I may be able to go for walks again and do the simplest of things that I’ve been unable to do. So it could be a pretty amazing moment when everything gets hooked up. I’m just trusting that all of this is being guided by God and that He will guide the medical team and everything that they do. Is this the day where everything changes for the better? I’m sure believing that this will be the case, and that there will be a huge testimony in all of this when we are done!

Obviously I was hoping and praying that things wouldn’t get to this point. Maybe this was all part of Gods plan, in using a surgeons hands to make me better. All along I have placed my trust in Him, so why would anything change now. More than ever I need to give everything to Him, and continue to trust that He will lead me in my decisions. So am I ok with the everything that’s going on and the decision that I’ve made? To be honest I am because I know that this is the direction for whatever reason that God has taken me. So come back and see what happens in a weeks time! I will be back to post before then but Oct.12 is surgery day!

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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2 Responses to Seven Days And Counting!

  1. Amy says:

    That is good that you feel comfortable with your doctors. I think that makes a big difference. I am so happy for the hoped results of this surgery. Such an exciting time for you!!

  2. Amy says:

    Tomorrow is the big day! Loads of prayers coming at you!!!

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