It’s Just One Of Those Days!!

Trying to write this post today has been more than a little challenging.  Since waking up this morning it’s been a fight to do anything at all without pain and all the other symptoms consuming my every thought and move. I don’t know what has changed so quickly overnight but something is going on. Thankfully I’m going to the implant clinic in the morning so maybe we’ll get some answers. The heat and humidity that we’ve been having don’t help things, but I get the feeling that something more is the cause of all this. Whatever it is I need it to clear quickly though because I’m leaving to go on holiday next week.

We will make our way out to Vancouver to visit my family and get a little down time from all the hustle and bustle. It’s been a busy summer and it seems as though we’ve been on the go all the time with no time to just stop and relax. This weekend we have a family wedding that our youngest daughter will be a flower girl for and then we start getting ready for the big drive. We’re prepared for a long drive but we’ve planned it in such a way that we are making several stops with family and friends along the way to break things up. The girls are excited and I’m looking forward to seeing my family who I haven’t seen since last year! We try and stay in touch throughout the year but it is always so tough.

I miss my family a lot especially in times like right now when I’m having a hard time getting through each day. Sure I can pick up the phone but it’s not the same as having them there with you as you go through those hard times. There are times when it would be great to have my mom there for a big hug when I need it, or just having that sibling there to pull you aside to speak those words of encouragement to you. I don’t regret for a minute moving to where I am now, but every so often I really miss home! If it wasn’t for the amazing family that I have out here it would be that much more difficult!

Today is just one of those difficult days where trying to put on a smile has been hard. I know I’m not the only person who feels this way, because there are so many of you who join me in how I feel. As well it doesn’t help that my body doesn’t want to do what I tell it to do, however I refuse to let the CRPS win.

I believe in ending on a positive and with that I leave you with this. In spite of how my body feels and how my mind wants to interpret things not everything is all that bad. As of today I now have four stores in the city that will now be selling my photography! When I was diagnosed with my CRPS I thought that I would never pick up a camera again, let alone be selling it in stores. It just shows you that your life doesn’t have to stand still while you deal with your illness. Don’t stop chasing after your dreams!




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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.

2 Responses to It’s Just One Of Those Days!!

  1. Pamela says:

    I’m sorry you are struggling. I whispered a prayer sitting right here in Panera. Isn’t it wonderful that we can pray wherever we are? God hears those whispers! I hope you can have a pleasant trip. Awesome about your photography. I know I enjoy what you share here.

  2. Liz says:

    I hope the wedding went well Ross. I’m sure your daughter looked divine!
    I understand the feeling of being so far away from family and missing home! I often wish I could move back to the town & state I grew up in and to be closer to my family but particularly my parents. I wish I could visit them. I miss them terribly and they are such a great support!

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