Hi again! Life has been kind of crazy the past week so I’m sorry for not updating with a new post sooner. With Christmas fast approaching things are becoming a whole lot busier.  I saw my specialist that did my surgery last week and everything appears to be healing the way it should, it’s just that it’s been a long slow road. I have now been wait listed for the next implant which I hope will happen sooner rather than later. Overall though I’m feeling better and the pain is staying down at a manageable level. In other words it appears that the implant is working!

The last couple of days I’ve been thinking about friendships and just how important they have been through the course of my illness. With chronic pain or even other types of illnesses for that matter, you find out who your friends are pretty quick. The ones that you can call your true friends are there for you through thick and thin and would never consider leaving no matter what happens. I am fortunate to have a great bunch of friends who are there for me if I need them, as I would be for them if they needed me.

Lets face it the last few years haven’t been easy for me to get through and if it weren’t for my friends I don’t know what I’d do. They are always there if I need to talk about something and if I need help doing something that I can’t do for myself they are there in an instant. I can’t begin to tell you how much this means to me. I consider myself very fortunate because this isn’t always the case, sometimes when people get sick their friends are all of a sudden gone and they are left with nobody. I’m not going to get into all the reasons but it’s important to know that this happens.

So what is the definition of a friend? There are all kinds of definitions of a friend but these are a few of the ones I like:


1. A ‘true friend’ is someone is someone who will stay with you even if everybody has turned their backs on you.

2. A true friend loves you for who you are not what you could be.

3. A true friend will not need any explanation as he will always understand.

4. A true friend is one that walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

5. A true friend is someone who is there for you no matter what happens to you in your life.

I could go on and on about what friendship is, but when I look at these five different definitions they seem to sum up one person in my mind “God”. When it really comes down to it He is the one ‘true friend that we have who will always be there by our side when we need Him.






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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.

One Response to Friendship!

  1. Amy says:

    Praise God that the implant is working! I really hope they hurry up and get you going on the second surgery. Enjoy this busy time of year with less pain. What a cool gift you have gotten this year 😀

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