Four More Days!!

Well the countdown is on! Only four more sleeps until we get to leave and begin our Disneyland adventure, for a week of magic with the kids. There have been a couple of close calls where the kids have almost found out, but so far they don’t know where they are going. It’s going to be a great holiday and our family needs this time on our own just relaxing and having some fun. It’s been a really hard year with the stress of my surgeries and just the adversity that the entire family has had to endure over the last year.

This trip is about the kids and they deserve to have some fun and get lost in the magic of Disney. I want this to be a time where they can’t stop laughing or having fun seeing as that is what visiting Disneyland is all about. I can hardly wait to see the look on my youngest daughters face when she sits down and has lunch with the princesses. I’m sure it will be the highlight of the trip for her. I’m going to do my best to put the pain and health issues behind me as best I can. The reality is that it will be next to impossible to do that, however I can do my best to minimize the amount it affects me.

My pain over the last couple of days hasn’t been all that great. My neck and where they went in between my shoulders has been bothering me to the point that I’m waiting to hear back from the implant clinic to see what they suggest I do. It’s hard to say why the pain has been worse over the last couple of days. I need some fast relief before we go. It’s so very frustrating because up until now things have been great and the pain has been under control. Oh well! I’m sure that spending some time in a nice pool and a hot tub along with the hot California sun will help bring me some relief!

This will be my first trip with all the new implant hardware in my body so I’m getting ready to set off all the alarms at the airport. I’ve been told that I need to prepare myself to be delayed a little longer than I’m used to. I’m hoping that things go smoothly and that I don’t run into to many obstacles at airport security. My understanding is that they are starting to get a lot better with people who have implants. I say load me into the full body scanner and get things over quickly from the start! Any way you look at it this should be an experience!

I’m really hoping that I come back refreshed and full of great ideas to blog about because I really feel like I’m needing a break at the moment. When I get back I’ll be sure to post the pictures of the girls and the looks on their faces when we tell them. We plan of video taping the moment we tell them. I hope that everyone has a Happy Easter and I’ll talk to you all very soon!








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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.

7 Responses to Four More Days!!

  1. Oh, Ross, I’m soooo excited for all of you! You’re guaranteed a magical time and I can’t wait to see the photos. 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    I am so excited for you and your family! I hope you manage to get some great shots of the kids faces when they discover the surprise and some lovely family memories to bring home and treasure. The California weather should be nice and warm for you.
    I’m looking forward to the weather warming up for you too. Do you find your pain is worse in the Winter?
    Looking forward to some more great photography from you 🙂

  3. So you’re going to Disneyland! Our family went in 1988, and I keep thinking I would like to go again. Your daughters will be so thrilled! Hopefully, the weather will be good California weather while you’re there. Happy Easter to you!

  4. Jackie says:

    Wishing you a wonderful and hopefully not to much pain holiday 🙂

  5. I hope you and your family have a super trip!!!! Also, hoping your pain doesn’t distract you from the joy of the adventure.
    Wishing you a Blessed Easter!

  6. Megan says:

    That is going to be so much fun! I love that y’all are surprising them with it!!

  7. Amy says:

    Happy Easter Ross! I cant wait to see the video and pictures of the girls reactions. What a memory that will be. Praying for less pain to meet the mouse 😀

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