Strength & Courage To Get Through

Hi everyone! Just wanted to say that I made it through the surgery yesterday. It was a long hard day and briefly they hooked up the stimulation and it is now working on the proper side. The pain is intense and all I can say is that I hope it goes away quickly. I was back at the hospital this morning to have the power unit programed and hopefully I can start getting some relief. The chronic pain with surgical pain is a really bad combo! Like everything else though you get through it and you keep moving on.

For the next six to eight weeks I’m not allowed to move my head from side to side, so that the electrode that they placed in my neck doesn’t dislodge from where they placed it. It also means that I’m not going to be able to drive for that time period. I wasn’t expecting the extra surprise but it makes sense. At the moment everything is running outside my body so on Tuesday I’ll go in again for surgery to internalize everything. This recovery seems to be one of the toughest I’ve been through and I pray for relief quickly! When I’m feeling a bit better I’ll put up another post but for now I need some rest, so I’ll see you all 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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3 Responses to Strength & Courage To Get Through

  1. Amy says:

    I’m glad to hear your on the other side of that surgery Ross. I added you to the prayer list for our Wednesday night service. Continuing to lift you up in prayer my friend.

  2. Jackie says:

    Sending you positive vibes for a quick recovery….. Take care

  3. Angela says:

    Hi U Ross,
    Just wanted to say that I’m thinking of you and praying for you and your recovery.

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