Weakness Only Makes You Stronger!

The last little while things have been pretty busy and slowly but shurely things have been catching up with me. The last couple of days haven’t been good days and the pain has been harder to control. Things feel all wound up and ready to unravel. It’s like a locomotive that comes steaming down the tracks, and once it gets rolling it becomes extremely hard to stop. My pain has been slowly creeping up on me this week and for the first time in a long time things are bothering me more than normal, making it hard to stay focused on the task at hand.

I’m not going to let this bring me down or stop me from moving forward, but the cold harsh reality is that I’m dealing with a beast that rears it’s ugly head every once in a while. Today is just one of those days that’s hard to get through. I find my head focusing on pain, stress, and all the other symptoms that come with this nasty illness. Not only is it hard to keep it together for myself but it’s hard to not let it affect the rest of the family. Losing focus isn’t an option at the moment, because I’ve come to far and haven’t finished what I set out to do which is beat my CRPS!

It shakes me up though when I’m down in the trenches fighting this battle, and at times like these it can seem like a lonely fight. I try to hand all of it over to God but at times it isn’t that easy to do. It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I know I need to slow things down again and spend some time focusing on giving all of this to God. So because my head is a bit on the foggy side tonight I leave you with a video that really says all that I really want to say! Never give up! We can get through this storm together!

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 Weakness Only Makes You Stronger!

  1. The down times can be tough to weather sometimes! I tend to think of healing as an upward spiral, rather than any sort of straight or wavy line. There don’t seem to be any steps forward that don’t take us a little back, but overall, we go the right way. Hang in there 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    Hi Ross. Sorry I haven’t been in touch for a while. I have been overwhelmed with emails with comments on my blog since I started blogging more. It’s been a huge couple of months both healthwise and emotionally. The loss of our young friend, my eldest prodigal son’s birthday, my birthday, Mother’s Day and yesterday my grandson’s birthday… 4 family celebrations without my son in our lives again! I also discovered that my granddaughter was christened a couple of weeks back (another important milestone we aren’t allowed to be involved in). It’s hard, really hard. I miss Daniel and my grandchildren.

    And my pain levels have been very unstable which as you know can affect every other aspect of life, especially when you are emotionally weak.
    I love visiting your blog as it encourages me greatly and today wasn’t an exception!
    I do hope you managed to get out with your camera and I look forward to seeing the results of that new lens!

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