Vacation Update!!!!

It’s been a while since I was last able to update my site because I’ve been on vacation with my family! Tonight we pulled into Tacoma,Washington for the night on the final leg of our trip. So now that I have internet access I can update things. It’s been a great couple of weeks so far on our trek out the the coast to visit with my family. It’s been a great trip so far catching up with my family who I haven’t seen in two years. We’ve spent the last couple of weeks making stops in Vernon, Vancouver, and just left from a fantastic week at my moms cottage on Vancouver Island.

Today was a travel day and so we spent the day driving down island to Victoria to catch the ferry across into the U.S. We will now start working out way back home spending four days in Cour’Dalene, Idaho. It’s been a great way to put the pain out of my mind in some ways. The last few days though have been tough because I’ve been dealing with a fare amount of swelling along with a real increase in pain. Nothing was going to stop me though from making this trip because I’ve really been missing my family. The only way I wasn’t going to go was if I had received a call for surgery but that hasn’t happened yet! When we finally arrive home we’ll have been gone for almost three weeks a much needed change of pace in my mind.

Road trips are a lot of fun but by the end of today we were all tired and my pain was getting the better of me. I’m doing ok though and holding it together the best that I can! The traveling side of a trip is never easy for me but I find a way to push through and try to put a smile on my face. Some days are easier than others and today was one of those days. The temperature in these parts was really hot and the combination of that with my pain sent me over the edge tonight and so I’m doing my best to hold it together. Combined with some really tired kids and an especially tired wife and I’d say that we all need a really good nights sleep!

Over the next few days I’ll get to writing another post that gets a little more in depth about how life is going at the moment. For the time being however I need to get a little rest! Talk to you all soon.

 

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 Vacation Update!!!!

  1. lisa says:

    I am so glad that you enjoying your time away, Ross, and that you are able to spend time with family. Do be sure to get enough rest, and I’ll see you here next time!

  2. Chris H says:

    Catching up with family is always nice. I can’t imagine not seeing mine for two years.
    Travelling with children is always tiring, but with your CRPS it really must be difficult.
    How do you manage the pain?

  3. Liz says:

    I’m glad you’ve had a nice time away with family, Ross.

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