Update On My Implant!

I’m back for a short post as I’m trying to stay on top of my blog while at the same time get over my surgery. Sorry if it’s another post on my implant but it sort of takes center stage at the moment! I was in for my two day follow up yesterday when he sprung the news on me that I’d be having the second surgery on Friday. Can you tell I’m thrilled! I’m just going to be glad to get everything over with. Is there pain involved in this whole process? I’m not going to lie, the answer is simple. Yes! What you have to look at though is the bigger picture, and that is reducing your pain and managing it without medication. It hasn’t been easy but my results are looking good at this point in time.

Last week was a really tough week. Not only was I dealing with my surgery but my good friends daughter was killed in a car accident. He called me within a couple of hours of this happening and so I went to be with him to support him. She was only 18 and I can’t begin to say how much my heart hurts for what they are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with their family! I truly feel inspired by their family because in spite of what has happened they push forward and trust in their faith to get them through this storm.

As I mentioned before on Friday I go in to implant the battery and the first half of my implant will be complete. At least through this one I’ll be able to get a little sleep! After about two months they will do the implant for my arm. I might be putting my body through all kinds of additional pain, but isn’t it worth it if you can step down and not feel the stabbing or shooting pains that you once felt! The circulation of my leg seems to be better as well. My emotions are all over the place at the moment because of what God is doing at the moment.

I really want to take a minute to thank everyone who has sent well wishes or prayers my way because it means a lot. I’ll keep you all posted as to how things go heading into surgery Friday. Seeing as I haven’t been able to get out and take any pictures here are a few throughout the post I dug up!


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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 and a half 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.

3 Responses to Update On My Implant!

  1. Wow I haven’t been blogging much. You are taking quite a step i hope it helps you tremendously!

  2. I am so sorry to read about your loss x

  3. Amy says:

    What a lot of emotions for one week. First off, I will add your friends to my prayer list. Secondly, I am so very happy that God is doing such amazing things in your life!

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