Promoting Awarness Of CRPS

Hi once again! It’s only Wednesday and I feel like we’re at the end of the week. These first couple of days have been really busy but things are only going to get busier as the week goes on. I only hope that my pain stays at a reasonable level and doesn’t spike up like it can sometimes do. As of late I’ve been putting a lot of time and what energy into trying to get ready for the Arts Festival that I will be trying to sell my photographs at. I’m hoping for amazing things to happen and that it will be a really big success. So here are a few photos I’ll have at the sale. So sorry if I’ve been a little more distracted than usual.

I want to take a second to thank my friend Lydia over at Sea Beautiful. She runs a fantastic site which I really recommend that you check out. The site never fails to inspire and they are always looking for opportunities to pay it forward. They were kind enough this month to write a post about me and my site and so I just wanted to say a big thanks! I really appreciate sites like theirs that help me in trying to get my message out. If I didn’t have that help from others then I’m not half as effective as I’d like.

With that being said I wanted to tell everyone about a fantastic new site on CRPS/RSD that I have been told about. The site is called PARC for short or Promotional Awareness of RSD and CRPS in Canada. It’s a site designed to support, educate, and inform about the illness. What’s nice is that it’s a website that not only educates those in the CRPS community but it also targets medical professionals about the early diagnosis and treatment of CRPS/RSD. There are a whole bunch of things that the site offers, to many to really get into so I would urge you to use the link I’ve provided to check out the site. I will also be putting the link on my sidebar if you want to access it.

After six years I have a pretty good idea of what CRPS is all about but after looking at this website I realized that there were still a lot of things that I didn’t know about it. As well I was able to link certain things together that I didn’t realize may be related. So from an educational side it’s a great site and if your looking for more information this is where you will find it. I find that a lot of sites have medical terms that make things really hard to understand. This site lays it out in terms that are easy to understand. In Canada slowly the education is starting to come but we need more than just websites and places to find materials. We need more programs put in place to educate. Public awareness needs to be better. If we can do a better job of educating in all the right areas then it’s going to lead to a better chance of early detection. If that happens then there is a better chance of reducing some of the symptoms that we deal with.

 

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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2 Responses to Promoting Awarness Of CRPS

  1. That’s a very enlightening site, Ross. I wasn’t familiar with CRPS at all so thanks for sharing!

    LOVE that snowy capture you included. Wow!

  2. lisa says:

    Ross, I just know the art show will be a success.
    Your work is wonderful, and you only deserve good things.
    Don’t overdo, and enjoy every moment.
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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