Yes You Can

Well it looks as though summer has finally arrived! The last week or two things have finally dried out a bit and the weather has finally turned hot. Now if we could only get rid of the mosquitoes that attack you when you step foot outside anywhere! The drier weather is good news after the sever flooding that our province has seen in the recent weeks.

So while the cottage is quite and the kids are at the farmers market this morning I thought I’d take a second to put together a post. I’m not moving very fast today because my pain level is up and I can just sense that it’s going to be one of those days where I fight to keep it all together. I’ve come to learn though through living with CRPS that you take the good days with the bad. Those bad days are the ones however that drive me to push even harder to beat CRPS. The more I push on the more I want to be that person who defies the odds and proves that my disability doesn’t have to control my life.

I’m reading a book at the moment on Mount Everest and there are references to two climbers who have made it to the summit with their disabilities. One had no legs and was fitted with special prosthetics that enabled him to climb and another had one arm and like the first was fitted with a special limb. There is always a way of turning a negative into a positive, you just have to figure out the way in which your going to do that. These people are living examples of the amazing feats that people with disabilities can still accomplish! Never let someone tell you that you can’t do great things with your life because you can!

Even though I spend most of my time trying to manage pain and keep myself comfortable, I never stop believing that I’ll go on to do amazing things in Gods timing. It’s taken eight years and a lot of baby steps to get to this point but I know I’ve come a long way. I work hard to gain just an ounce of ground on a disease that a lot of people say can’t be beat. I’m not going to be the person who sits back and watches on the sidelines and if that means kicking and scratching to gain every step forward then that’s what it will take.

My point is this! Somewhere inside you have a gift that can lead you down the road to do great things! It might even involve having a whole bunch of baby steps to take but don’t let anyone tell you can’t because you can!

 

 

 

 

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 Yes You Can

  1. lisa says:

    You are doing great things right now, my friend, in that you are such an inspiration and not just to those who are suffering from CRPS.

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