One Day At A Time!

Once again I have a sick child in my house, as my oldest has been running a temp the last couple of days and isn’t feeling so hot. However she is on the road to recovery and will be heading back to school tomorrow. Once again things will get back to a normal routine! It just seems that as of late colds have been bouncing back and forth between daughters. Oh well! It keeps us on our toes and keeps my focus off of the pain. The last couple of days things have been a little more difficult to deal with on the pain side of things. Overall though I seem to be managing it well, and I’m just trying not to let it get to me. I have my mind off in other things like my photography. I’ve been out looking at the various cameras and equipment, to enable me to get back and try taking some pictures again. I’m determined to make this work.

It’s been really good as of late to be able to focus on something other than the pain. With CRPS it can be so difficult to maintain any type of focus on anything, because pain distracts you so easily. I know that those of you who suffer from CRPS know what I mean. The key is that I’m trying to take things one day at a time. If I try to focus on to much at one time the stress really builds, and it takes nothing to set things off. I feel good about taking baby steps towards getting better. Like I’ve said many times before I’m not going to give up in this fight. I’m sure that there are going to be setbacks but I can’t worry about that. You take each small victory for what they are worth. Pretty soon all those small victories will be one big victory and I’m just waiting on that day!

 Usually I know what I want to write about when I put up a post but tonight I’m tired and I don’t. What I do feel like doing tonight is to encourage any of you out there that are struggling with a chronic illness. Your road might be bumpy at times but never give up and most of all never lose hope. I know I’m going to face roadblocks and various fears along the way, but I’ve been trusting in God that He will help me overcome them. See you soon and keep up the fight!

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 and a half 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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2 Responses to One Day At A Time!

  1. Tamara says:

    Thanks for the visit and the follow. The hardest thing to do when going through hard times, no matter the cause, is to keep our focus on God and to remember to praise Him. But if we continue to give our heart and praise to Him, He is faithful to see us through.

  2. Bethany says:

    Thanks for your great attitude and encouragement. I know I need it often when I start to feel kinda blue about various issues.

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