Fighting For Your Dreams

It’s been a few days since I last posted but I’ve been feeling the need to take a little break. I haven’t been feeling very good lately and some of the symptoms from the CRPS have been flaring up as of late. Today I will make a trip into the hospital and get a trigger point injection to try and get rid of the pain at one of the incision sites in my back. The good news is that it looks like we caught the infection before it went any further. I try not to think about what could have happened if it had traveled into my spine. However we will still have to watch it given the set of circumstances that I’m dealing with.

My body today is feeling tired and worn out. Why? After six years of doctors, procedures, operations, and just having to deal with CRPS day after day my body isn’t very happy! If you deal with chronic pain or CRPS then you know exactly what I’m talking about. It doesn’t mean I’m giving up, it just means that every once and a while my body needs a break, and I need to slow things down and rest a bit. That means trying to write a blog post every two days can be hard, so every now and then I have to take a break. If I look back at what my body have been through during all those years it amazes me how I keep going. To that I owe God thanks!

Although my body feels like it does I know that mentally and physically I’ve come a long way since that time. I just continue to leave all of this in God’s hands! When does this all end? What more do I have to go through? Those are questions that I’ve left for God to answer. My job is to just keep going and make the most out of my life, not worrying about all the what if’s or questions that CRPS has caused. If there has been one very important lesson that I’ve been able to learn in all of this it’s that I can have an amazing life in spite of what has happened. I have just given all those questions over to God and allow Him to do the worrying and figuring out!

I’m not going to wait around for life to come to me, if I do that I may be waiting a really long time. I’m going to go after life! If that means that I have to change a few of the ways I do things then so be it! I might have moments where things are really hard but you need to know that they will pass. So where am I going with all of this? When all of this happened, I had to go through a time of grief in dealing with all of this. I was angry that all my hopes and dreams had been taken away. Then over time the clouds started to part and I started to see that they weren’t taken away, but it was how I was going to get to them that was the problem. If I deal with the how part of the question then I can fulfill my every dream.

I have always wanted to own my own photography business and that has now become a reality. I thought that once I lost the use of my hand that I wouldn’t be able to use a camera ever again. It was really only a matter of finding a way around the roadblock. Last week I launched my own photography site http://rossmccreeryphotography.comĀ  so check it out! I have other dreams and things I want to accomplish in my life, but my point is that no matter how tired or frustrated you are life can still be great!

One last thing before I end this crazy long post for today. I need help from all you blog friends out there! As my website is new I need to spread the word, so tell all your friends and family about it!

 

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 Fighting For Your Dreams

  1. Angelia Sims says:

    Congratulations!! That is tremendous. I love that you are embracing what life gives you in faith. Praying it gets better and better.

  2. Liz says:

    Well done, Ross!!! You did it! I’m going to check iy out
    I’m sorry that I’ve been so quiet lately. It’s been quite a struggle to get to editing my enormous number of images. In fact it’s been so overwhelming that I have shots I took over a month ago that I haven’t even looked at yet. The more I take, the more overwhelmed I am. It doesn’t help that I’ve had a huge flare up with my Ankylosing Spondylitis and with my neuropathic pain. I’ve been referred for my 6th ultrasound guided cortisone injection this year and my nerve injections have increased in number in the last few weeks… I’m extremely tired emotionally and physically. You are inspiring and encouraging and I know you understand. Surgery, treatment, pain, specialists – all ongoing. It seems to be never ending… I know you understand.

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