Happy New Year!

I know! It’s been a while since my last post! Well a lot’s been going on over Christmas and New Years this year. So I needed to take a bit of a break while my body healed. If you didn’t already know from my last post, a couple of days before Christmas my gallbladder decided to act up and so I had surgery to remove it. The good news is that I was able to be with family for Christmas but I’ve had to take things a bit easier this year. That was until the day after Christmas when the stomach flu decided to hit our family. Have you ever been sick after surgery? It isn’t a whole bunch of fun, let me tell you. Every time you have to throw up it feels as though your being ripped in two! Thankfully it only lasted 24hrs.

I have to say it’s been a crazy holiday season but in light of all of that it was still great. This time of year for us is all about family, and spending time with the ones we love. This year was a little different because the flu took out three families, and so we weren’t able to spend quite as much time with the other relatives as we would have liked. We did all get Christmas dinner together before people started dropping like flies! Once everyone got over being sick, we were able to do a bit of visiting with each other and catch up with one another.

So what has my pain been like through the holidays? Lets just say that I’ve had to adjust my neurostimulator a few times to try and get everything under control. I end 2012 feeling like my body has been through a war, one that is really hard to describe. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve had to go in for surgery this year.  Every time though God has been there to walk me through and build me up. I’m really hoping and praying that 2013 will be a year with no surgery!

It was a bit of a rough end to 2012 however 2013 brings renewed vision and fight into my CRPS. I have a fight in me that is boiling over, and I can’t wait for the day that I win this fight. The word “lose” isn’t in my vocabulary!





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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 Happy New Year!

  1. Jackie says:

    Hope there is no surgery for 2013, and win you win the battle please share with us, cause I will be following 🙂

  2. Megan says:

    You have such an amazing attitude!! You will continue to be in my prayers! Hope 2013 is an amazing year for you!

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