Having A Moment!

This is the third attempt at trying to get a post out but I have to say that I’m having a hard time putting the words together. Not only am I trying to get over my cold still but my pain levels at the moment aren’t great and I have to say that I’m having a harder time functioning. CRPS is like that lion that quietly lurks in the shadows and strikes with little or no warning. When the pain attacks your body it often leaves you unable to function the way you’d like not giving you much of a choice but to hang on and ride out the storm!

The last couple of days have been filled with more stress and anxiety than I need. Isn’t it bad enough that I have to live with CRPS, and have to put up with all that comes along with it! I’m not going to get into what’s going on at the moment, but it’s added a bunch of stress that just doesn’t need to be introduced into the fold. The only way to deal with it though is to stare adversity in the face and push through. I’ve met obstacles like this before and each time God meets me in my time of need and helps me in getting through.

To an extent you can prepare to deal with these sudden changes in pain, or the different symptoms that you deal with. Often however the changes are so sudden that all you can do deal with what is happening at the time. I’ll find that my gas tank goes from full to empty with no warning at all. Over and over your forced to expend all of what fuel you have inside fighting pain or the other symptoms that your dealing with.

So I’m sorry if I haven’t posted in a few days but I’m going through one of those periods at the moment where I’m hanging on trying to get through each day. It doesn’t help much when you don’t sleep very well through the night. So hopefully in the next few days things will calm down a bit and I’ll be back with a post that’s a bit more interesting!

If you didn’t already know November is chronic pain awareness month! Most people don’t realize that chronic pain affects over 116 million Americans each year. It’s time that we started putting more time and energy into fighting chronic pain!

 

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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3 Responses to Having A Moment!

  1. Hayley Cafarella says:

    Sorry to read that you’ve been feeling so poorly! Here’s hoping things start to settle soon x

  2. Liz says:

    Sorry to hear you’re having a bad time Ross! I can understand totally. I’ve been having a difficult time myself and when the pain hits even harder than usual, I struggle to concentrate, to put words together, and to make basic decisions which should be easy (this is the only time I thank God I’m not working as I would be extremely inefficient in my job).
    I do hope your days are looking up!

  3. Hey Ross,
    I just want you to know I am praying for you and I think you’re brave. I hope you feel better soon.

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