Accepting Your CRPS

It’s Sunday morning and I’m having a quiet morning at home without kids. Normally I would be at church with my family. Today however they all went without me because I’m not feeling very good. As a matter of fact I haven’t been feeling right sinse Wednesday when I had my procedure done. If things don’t return to normal by tomorrow, then I’ll be going to see the neurosurgeon to see what may be going on. I’ve been feeling very dizzy since having the injection and am also feeling lots of tightness at the base of my neck.

What doesn’t make sense is that the injection was done in my lower back where my battery is located. So why I would be getting tension in my neck I don’t understand. The last injection I had to help with pain in my upper back was fine and I had no reaction at all. So why all of a sudden! Hopefully I get some answers tomorrow. That’s the frustrating thing about having CRPS, so often things become so complex. When you go into any type of procedure you need to take into account that there may be complications because you have CRPS.

I’ve come to accept all the different ways that CRPS affects my body. Even things like getting a common cold often will become something bigger because of my lowered immune system. So a cold that takes someone three days to get rid of may take me up to a month sometimes to get over. There are a lot of adjustments to make when your dealing with an illness like CRPS. So the more you do to learn about how you can minimize the way it affects your body the better.

What I’m trying to say is this! Nothing seems to be simple when your dealing with this illness. That being said things will never be easy unless they come up with a cure! Everything seems to become so much bigger than what it really needs to be. What I’ve managed to do though is accept it for what it is and move forward. What good is it going to do me to get stressed out about things. All that’s going to do is make my condition worse. So I give it to God and know that He will manage things for me.

Changing the way you think and being more accepting of the way that things are will help you in taking the next steps forward. It will help you to achieve a quality of life that you didn’t think possible.




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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.

5 Responses to Accepting Your CRPS

  1. Having the right attitude certainly helps!

  2. Chris H says:

    Sorry your CRPS is giving you so much pain mate. I hope you get some relief soon.

  3. bettyl says:

    I love your attitude, Ross, and although I can’t imagine what you’re going through, I do pray for you often. Thanks for visitng my blog.

  4. Karen says:

    I’m really sorry you’re not feeling right. I hope you find the answer to the dizziness and neck pain. I admire your attitude!

  5. Karen says:

    I’m really sorry you’re having this pain – I hope they discover the cause. Your positive attitude is inpsiring – keep up the good spirits!

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