Small Victories Are Big Victories

Hi again! The last couple of days have been nothing short of frustrating, as I’ve been trying to deal with the person who has had nothing better to do than bother me with the numerous spam comments that they’ve been sending my way. It took me about three days to find the hidden comment that my spam filter missed, and for that matter that I missed as well. Do they not have anything better to do!! I was at a point where I thought I was going to have to turn off my comments to stop the spam but all is good. I hope none of you received any spam from me as a result and if you did I’m sorry! Like I say the problem is fixed.

So tomorrow I see the neurosurgeon to see what type of progress I’m making with my recovery. All things considered I feel pretty good. I’ve been having some increased pain in my neck and in my lower back where they internalized the battery but things overall have really settled down over the last couple of weeks. I can honestly say that I feel like I can put the surgery behind me once and for all! Now I just have to continue to heal. I’m not done yet as there is still a long way to go but the hardest part is behind me, and I feel like I’ve won a small part of my fight. Besides I have to keep making progress because in about 6 weeks time I’ll be at the “Happiest Place On Earth” with my family. We are surprising my daughters with a trip to Disneyland! They won’t know until the day we go and with each day it gets harder not to tell them.

I have to be ready to walk the grounds of Disney with my family so I have a lot of work to do to strengthen my leg. If you had asked me a year ago if any of this was going to be possible, I would have had a lot of serious doubts in my mind. These implants though have made all the difference in the world, and although things may not be perfect they are a whole lot better. I can’t begin to tell you the emotion that is built up inside over being able to do this with my kids. The psychological impact of this is huge, as I’m able to take back a piece of what was stolen so many years ago.

Nobody can really say how much my health will end up improving, or how much function I will get back in my limbs. What I can say though is that there’s improvement and that’s something to get excited about. It’s a huge answer to prayer because I’m beating something that doesn’t have a cure! Once again I am being rewarded for placing my trust in Gods hands. Where there was once fear in my mind there is now strength! It used to be that there was all kinds of doubt as to my abilities, and now I feel as though I can do anything that I set my mind to!

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 Small Victories Are Big Victories

  1. Chris H says:

    I hope you do continue to win the battle and … OMG how awesome about going to Disneyland!

  2. Amy says:

    I hate spam comments. Like anyone is really going to click on those things. Have fun getting ready to meet the mouse! I know your girls are going to die of excitement when the find out 😀

  3. Liz says:

    WOW Ross, that’s wonderful! How exciting for your girls.
    I am so happy to hear that you have been given some hope… I still need to read about how your condition began. I am not sure if there is similarity with our conditions other than the excruciating nerve pain & weakness?

    I have been looking forward to a day where I can do a rainforest walk or drive my car without horrible pain after the first 10-15 minutes.
    My new neurologist can’t give me any answers or reasons for the problems I have had with continued increasing numbness in my hands and feet (other than a possible link to another condition) or whether the nerve damage I have after my car accident in 2009 is irreversible – though all the new tests I am booked in for may provide some feedback on the state of my nerves as I haven’t had MRIs for 2 years or nerve conduction studies for 18 months.

  4. lisa says:

    Oh my goodness Ross, I am so thrilled for you!
    What an exciting time you have ahead, and what a wonderful surprise for your girls!
    Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend!

  5. What a wonderful surprise that will no doubt change their world! I still remember my first visit. I couldn’t believe a place so magical really DID exist! I hope you have the most wonderful time and you are able to do so with more comfort than you’ve felt in a while.

    P.S. I’m so sorry to hear about your problem with spammers! I completely agree. It’s so easy to make the world a better place, when people use their time on earth to do anything but it makes me sad for them. They’re missing a really wonderful life. 🙁

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