Running Off The Tracks!!

A couple of days ago I mentioned that I was dealing with pain that was at a pretty severe level for me. Naturally I have a pretty high pain tolerance, but what you have to consider is that I’m also on a fairly high dose of pain medication as well. So that being said the pain has to be pretty bad, to be bothering me the way that it is. Well it’s now five days later and I’m still having a hard time. The last couple of days it’s eased a tiny bit, but not near enough so that I can be comfortable. When I woke up this morning things have gotten a bit worse, so I’m just trying to get myself through it.

It’s been a frustrating week because I’ve been trying to book an apointment for my specialist to see me. I was tolled that in spite of all the pain, that nothing could be done. The best appointment that I could get was at the end of march. It wouldn’t matter if I went through emergency because I would just get told that I have to wait and see my specialist, and that they wouldn’t be able to do anything. As like everybody else we are caught between a rock and a hard place and so as we sit and wait we suffer. It isn’t right that we have to put up with this. I’ve been on the wait list for my surgery for over ten months so far with no date yet. Our system in Canada is very broken and needs to be addressed. It isn’t only in small cities but it’s in the big cities as well, and the government needs to step up and do something about this now. It could be shortages in nursing or it might be shortages with doctors, but whatever the reason it still needs to be fixed. Something is very wrong when people from two years ago still haven’t received there surgeries!Don’t get me wrong I know they are trying to fix some of the problems that are going on within our health system, but it’s time they were fixed already! 

Sorry for the rant but I’m tired of having yet one more thing that gets my stress level up! I just want to get better, and this is just one more thing slowing things down. That’s just one more reason that I need God to heal my body as well. It’s been a mentally challenging week and with Gods help I’m winning, as I take one day at a time. As the week has gone by, I’ve been able to get through with the help of peoples prayers. Prayer is powerful and I want to thank everyone who said a prayer because it was heard and answered. I’m better emotionally than I was, although physically I’m still having a tough time. It will get better and I need to stay positive in order to overcome.

Part of staying positive is finding a way of getting that train back on the tracks. At the beginning of the week it was as if the train was derailed, but now it seems to be back on the tracks. I’m not sure if any of you out there are familiar with Thomas The Train, but in my family we watch it because I have kids 4 and 7. Well in one particular episode Thomas is carrying a load and he’s racing down the tracks to deliver his load. He starts going down a hill and gets going too fast, sending him off the tracks. As a result he becomes stuck and he has to rely on his friends, and the other trains and machines to help get him out. Like Thomas my friends have been there for me and I’ve had to rely on them to encourage and say a prayer to keep me positive and get me back on my feet.

Did I really just make an analogy of a kids show? My life really does revolve around kids doesn’t it. Yes ! And for that reason alone I need to be positive and let them know that in life you never give up. I keep going and pick myself up after each setback. This has been one of those times where it’s been a bit harder to get back up on my feet. I just need to keep saying to myself “I think I can”, “I think I can”, “I think I can”, and get myself up that very steep hill. I can’t believe it! Did I just quote a kids story?  That was from “The Little Engine That Could” wasn’t it.

What I’m saying is that at all costs you have to get back onto the tracks and get moving forward. Don’t let a setback stop you and set you back. You can do it! It might take an encouraging word from a friend or a word from God. The point is that if you want it then you can have it. Stay positive!

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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6 Responses to Running Off The Tracks!!

  1. Thank you so much for following my blog and leaving a comment, plus sharing your story with me. I started this blog with the hopes of helping other families with disabilities and it has turned out that they are the ones helping me deal with my emotions and sadness. Thank you very much and take care of yourself.

  2. laura says:

    hi there- following you back on today’s blog hop. Appreciate the impressions of Canada’s healthcare system, since we can’t agree on much here in the United States. Hopefully, the blog is therapeutic as it seems to be for alot of people. Look forward to your journey.

  3. Lindsey says:

    Here in the US we think of Canada’s healthcare system as perfect in every way but I guess even it has it’s flaws. Sorry to hear your having such a hard time. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go thru this pain. I hope it subsides soon!
    I really like your thoughts on Thomas the Train and the “I think I can” reference. It’s always nice to see it in a positive way 🙂

  4. JoAnna says:

    Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog…i am your newest follower and am so happy to have found yours! Very inspirational…thanks for posting about God and emotions, always needed 🙂

  5. Carla says:

    You have a great attitude and an inspiring blog! I completely agree that it is important to teach kids to be positive with our examples. Thanks for stopping by our family blog–I’m following you now too.

  6. I completely understand your frustration with the system. Yours in Canada is not the only one in need of fixing. I’m sorry you are going through that, but we are here so you can vent! Once in a while, anyway. Thanks for visiting my site and feel free to link up any of my posts. Thanks for asking first!

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