Surgery #3

Well it’s only a couple of hours before my third surgery in as many weeks. It’s hard to describe how physically, and emotionally draining a process this has been in receiving my implants. If I didn’t post about this process though, it would be a huge injustice to my site because this is a blog about my experiences getting through this illness and how I deal with it!

Going into any surgery there are a whole host of words to describe what one usually feels. Typically words like anxious, nervous, uneasy, and worried describe those feelings.  However not with me! How can that be?  Having been through what I’ve gone through in the last couple of surgeries would be enough for most people to just say “enough”  I can’t do this anymore. Not to mention the stresses that it puts on my wife and the rest of the family. Yet there is a strength within to keep moving forward and focus on the amazingly ridiculous life that lays ahead.

Shouldn’t I be asking myself all those last minute questions that make you worry? Well nothing could be more opposite at this point in time. There is a calmness and confidence going into surgery. I’ve just said here you go God it’s all yours! Your in the drivers seat not me. At times it might seem like a really crazy ride but I always get to my destination safe on the other end with God at the wheel.

So in the morning I will get into the car with the Lord at my side and leave for my surgery. I’m sure I’m in for a bumpy ride but my faith in Him is strong and I know no other who can drive better than He can!

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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4 Responses to Surgery #3

  1. April says:

    Good Luck, Ross. I wish you a speedy recovery.

  2. Jackie says:

    Sending positive vibes for the surgery.

  3. Fawn says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, Ross. I read a quote today that said, “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strength.”

  4. Amy says:

    What a great feeling of surrender it must be for you. Isn’t it amazing how much easier our circumstances are when we leave it in His hands? Praying for you my friend.

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