A Marriage With CRPS!

Hi again! I know it’s been over a week since my last post however I’ve been a bit under the weather! It seems like our entire family has been affected by the cold and flu season for the last month. First as I had mentioned in earlier posts I had been taken down over Thanksgiving with the flu, now it seems to be a never ending cold that has its grips on the family. Enough already! As long as we get through everything before Christmas I’ll be happy.

Over the weekend winter decided to make a grand entrance in our neck of the woods when a big winter storm decided to blow through our city dumping a large amount of snow making getting around not very much fun! It takes a lot for those of us on the prairies to stay off the roads when it snows but this was one of those times. For three days it snowed and the roads were awful. So my family spent a lot of time over the weekend at home spending lots of quality time together.

When the storm had let up by Sunday my wife and I got the chance to go on a much needed date. In spite of not feeling all that well and my pain being a little worse than normal, nothing was going to stop me from quality time with my wife! So with no kids for the day we got to go to a movie and dinner. It was just what the doctor ordered and we got an entire afternoon and evening to have as much time talking to each other not being interrupted every five minutes by the kids. Not only that but it was a chance to see how each of us was doing.

Life has taken some pretty wild twists and turns over the last six years, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the love that we have for one another. At times during my illness she has needed me and at others I have needed her. It can be so easy when your dealing with an illness in a marriage for the two of you to be pushed apart by the stress and tension that it creates. God has blessed our marriage though through all of this by making it stronger. I am the luckiest man alive to have a wife that supports me in every way and goes out of her way to care for not only me but our family.

It can be very easy to get caught up in what’s going on in your illness. Let’s face it with all the doctors, treatments, and everything else your marriage gets put second at times and that isn’t a good thing. Every so often you need to find the time with each other to have a great conversation and check up on how things are. On our date Sunday as we sat there talking over dinner I was reminded of all the amazing qualities that she has and why I married her 15yrs ago! I love you more with each day babe and look forward every passing year with you.

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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.

One Response to A Marriage With CRPS!

  1. Liz says:

    A wonderful post Ross!! Having a wonderful & supportive spouse does make living with chronic illness easier. Time out for “dates” is something Michael and I value greatly.

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