I know! It’s been a while since my last post! Well a lot’s been going on over Christmas and New Years this year. So I needed to take a bit of a break while my body healed. If you didn’t already know from my last post, a couple of days before Christmas my gallbladder decided to act up and so I had surgery to remove it. The good news is that I was able to be with family for Christmas but I’ve had to take things a bit easier this year. That was until the day after Christmas when the stomach flu decided to hit our family. Have you ever been sick after surgery? It isn’t a whole bunch of fun, let me tell you. Every time you have to throw up it feels as though your being ripped in two! Thankfully it only lasted 24hrs.

I have to say it’s been a crazy holiday season but in light of all of that it was still great. This time of year for us is all about family, and spending time with the ones we love. This year was a little different because the flu took out three families, and so we weren’t able to spend quite as much time with the other relatives as we would have liked. We did all get Christmas dinner together before people started dropping like flies! Once everyone got over being sick, we were able to do a bit of visiting with each other and catch up with one another.

So what has my pain been like through the holidays? Lets just say that I’ve had to adjust my neurostimulator a few times to try and get everything under control. I end 2012 feeling like my body has been through a war, one that is really hard to describe. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve had to go in for surgery this year.  Every time though God has been there to walk me through and build me up. I’m really hoping and praying that 2013 will be a year with no surgery!

It was a bit of a rough end to 2012 however 2013 brings renewed vision and fight into my CRPS. I have a fight in me that is boiling over, and I can’t wait for the day that I win this fight. The word “lose” isn’t in my vocabulary!