Climbing My Everest Pt#3

Happy weekend everyone! What plans do you have for the weekend? I’m hoping myself to finally spend some time out of the house!! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get out and play with the camera so that is definitely going to figure into the weekend in some way! I want to start incorporating more of my photography into this site. As I’ve mentioned on a few occasions I’m in the planning stages of my Etsy shop and I’m almost ready to launch. I’m just finishing up a few details and hopefully by next week it will be time to launch it!

So over the last month I’ve put up a couple of posts called Climbing My Everest  & Climbing My Everest #2. I really had no intentions of a third part but then I started thinking about what I was going to post on today, I thought to myself that I had to make this the third in the series. This week has been filled with all sorts of ups and downs as far as how I have been feeling. There have been days where I have felt ready to push for the top of the mountain, and other days where I feel as though it’s been obstacle after obstacle that sideline my efforts.

When your climbing a mountain like Everest you have to be prepared for any type of weather condition and be ready for any type of a situation that you might face. Your going to come up against some sections that are steep and require a little bit more from you mentally and physically, and others that are easier and require less effort. It means adapting and being prepared for things to take unexpected turns. Dealing with CRPS works in the same way, you always need to be prepared for the unexpected. You need to be able to adapt to a given situation, and remain confident that you can get yourself through it. That’s what it’s been like this week, just when I think I’m on my way to the top I hit a section in my climb that challenges me and takes more effort.

In a climb like this you have to expect that there are going to be times where you stare adversity in the face. What you do is up to you! You can either give up and turn back down the mountain, or you can overcome each obstacle as you climb. You also have to expect that sometimes things are going to take a bit longer than you had expected. If you stay positive and take on each stage as you get to it, slowly but surely you work your way to the top. You push on taking one step at a time putting one foot in front of the other. You going to have times where you tell yourself that you can’t take any more, but you can do it if you believe in yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

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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5 Responses to Climbing My Everest Pt#3

  1. lisa says:

    So beautifully written Ross!
    I hope you are having a good weekend.

  2. Chris H says:

    Good for you mate! So glad you are determined to work hard to overcome CRPS… no matter how hard it is.
    I just read you have two daughters from other countries..how awesome! I bet they are both very special, and adorable.

  3. In 1992, I climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan. In the process I learned that God through me was capable of far more than I could possibly imagine. I wanted to quit dozens of times but I pressed forward. Isn’t that exactly what God wants us to do with Him in every area of our lives?

  4. Liz says:

    A great post Ross!
    I have learned to adopt a few sayings when I have a tough week (and to also help my daughter with her illness). I love Winston Churchill’s quote: “Never, never, never give up.”
    I also love this one by Diana Weslake:
    “Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may be only one step to the summit.”
    I have a HUGE file of inspirational quotes which I started back in 2008 when my health became even more of a challenge and these have come in very useful.
    I am praying you have a chnce to get out with your camera. For me it is very therapeutic.

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