“Never Give Up”

So you might be wondering why I haven’t posted anything for a while! Once in a while you need to step back and take a break and this has been one of those times. So I decided to take a few weeks away from the writing and put more focus on looking after my health. Putting this blog together takes time and a lot of energy and so when I’m having more flare ups and pain it takes twice the energy to put it together. So I was finding that trying to put together my posts was taking a lot more out of me than what I had in the gas tank! Don’t worry I’m not going to stop blogging because this site is just to important to me! My last post will be the day that I am able to put up a post saying that I have no more symptoms and have full function of my arm and leg back!

So in a way I wanted today’s post to be about a fresh start putting the last several months behind me and focusing on moving forward. My biggest strength in fighting my CRPS is meeting my setbacks or any adversity head on. I’m not going to let it stop me from living life. When I look at all I’ve been through over the last eight years I’ve come a really long way and inch by inch I’m winning even though there are days that it doesn’t feel that way. Giving up isn’t an option! God has always been faithful in helping me get through any and every setback and I need to put control back into His hands with this latest setback. So why should this latest one be any different? God has a plan for my life and I have to trust that He will walk me through all of this to reveal that plan.

My message is simple “Never Give Up”! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to face an obstacle and wanted to give up. It took a good long time for me to realize that giving up wasn’t an option, and that my happiness in life doesn’t come from hopes and dreams that I once had. Happiness comes from knowing the greatest things in life and knowing the value, the purpose, and destiny of ones life. I want to know the destiny that God has planned for my life, and I get excited and motivated to move forward when I think about this. If He’s already doing amazing things to get me through my CRPS then what plans does He have for my future or my destiny in life. You never know what’s going to come from all the broken pieces when you pick them all up and that is something that I want to know.

You see I look at things a little different now than when I was first diagnosed. I want to come out on the other side of this illness and prove the doctors wrong! My goal is to be able to weather the storm and then when I come out on the other side be able to speak into people’s lives and tell them ” yes it is possible to beat CRPS and live life to it’s full potential”. Most of all I want to be able to live out the destiny that God has for my life. If I give up then it’s the worst thing I could possibly do because then I’ll never get to experience all of that. So what choice are you going to make?

 

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 “Never Give Up”

  1. lisa says:

    And you will come out on the other side, my friend.
    I just know that!

    I’d been wondering where you’d been and how you were doing. Glad you are okay, and taking some downtime.

  2. Chris H says:

    Dude your personal beliefs are what will get you through this, of that I am certain.
    Blog when you can, and don’t worry about how often. I worry all the time that I am not a ‘good’ blog friend because I don’t find the time to read and comment as often as I used to.

  3. It’s good to see you back, Ross, but I understand that real life must come first. It’s an easy decisions to quit, even with much less than you are going through, but it’s good to see and read that you still have faith and that you have a determined attitude. We could all learn a lesson here! You are in my prayers.

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