Believing In Yourself

The last few days have been hectic to say the least! Over the weekend we have had our daughters birthday party, along with two other parties that my other daughter was invited to. Throw in a hockey game and the sport my daughter is enrolled in and it makes for one busy weekend. My pain level at the moment isn’t that great but hopefully it will settle in a few days. I wish I could say I feel great but the truth is I don’t! It’s one of those bumps in the road that I’m going through at the moment but things will settle and get back to normal.

In today’s post I want to touch on believing in yourself. Your road to recovery begins with you! You can do anything you set your mind to! People can give you advise until your blue in the face but the only person who can truly do anything about your situation is you. You need to believe in yourself, and be ready to put in a lot of hard work. Do you believe in yourself? Over the last several years it has taken a lot of hard work to get to where I’m at today. Even if I suffer a setback I still believe that I can get back to where I was at before that setback occurred. Your mindset has to be to believe that you can get better. It might not be tomorrow and it very well could be years down the road but you can never give up!

So why do people living with chronic pain often stop believing in themselves and their ability to get better? More often than not people expect improvements over night, and when those results don’t happen they stop believing they can get better. This might not be something that you can even fathom when your not living in pain. To those of us who are, when you don’t see any improvements in your health it’s easy to become discouraged and stop believing that you’ll ever get better. Desperation grows and grows and often people give up on themselves.

Believing in yourself takes a lot of hard work! It means day in day out seeing the positive in every situation that you face. It may seem impossible at times but it truly is possible.




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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One Response to Believing In Yourself

  1. Chris H says:

    Awesome attitude Ross.
    I have ongoing pain from an injury done to my arm back in November…. I damaged the muscles/tendons… and the Dr said it’s called ‘Tennis Elbow’ now.
    Pffft… I call it a pain in me arm!

    Anyway, I am aware it is NOTHING like the pain you go through each and every day, but I can sympathise cos my arm hurts even when I’m not moving it!

    I am positive it will get better, and it is slowly. So… attitude is everything eh?

    I hope you get over this hump in your pain levels and are back to ‘normal’ soon.

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