This week you’ll notice that I’m sporting a new button on my site. Many thanks to the folks over at Ninjamatics for voting my blog third in Canada in the disability category. I was surprised this week to receive an email with the news. Whenever you receive an award like this it isn’t always about the award. It’s becomes more about knowing that your writing a quality blog that people are enjoying and finding value in. This is what I try and achieve with my blog! When I started this site a few years ago my goals were to write about my personal journey through my CRPS, and how my faith has helped me do that. It is very evident though, that as time has gone by that this site has become so much more.

There is nothing complex about my blog, it’s a simple site where I share my experiences with other sufferers of CRPS and chronic pain. I try to bring a realness to this site that others can relate to, as well as educating others so that they than get the help they need early. At times I may not be the worlds best writer but I try to convey day to day life while living a life in pain! Making a difference is what it’s all about, and if my story helps one person or raises awareness to bring about change, then I’ve done exactly what I set out to do. So I thank all of you who read my site and find inspiration in it! I hope you continue to read as I travel this road and I thank you for all the support you’ve given me along the way.

This week my pain has been up more than normal, making it difficult to do a lot of the things I’d like to do. Somehow I have to find that other gear and move forward! I’ve had to just give it to God and have faith things will settle soon. This week I meet with my neurosurgeon about moving one of my implants from where it sits in my back to my abdomine. It’s been causing a lot of extra pain in my back and so it looks like the time has come to have it moved. The thought of another surgery doesn’t thrill me but if it solves the problem then it’s worth it!

I can’t wait for the day that my body is healed of this illness! I focus myself towards that day when I’ll be able to write that post. As I get further along in this journey I only get more optimistic about the outcome, and quite frankly it energizes me and only gives me more strength. Often CRPS holds people trapped within their body and I’m not letting that happen to me. It might limit me at the moment but it won’t stop me from living the amazing life that has God has given me. Through my site I’ve been able to meet people from all over the world and feel not so alone in this illness and for that I’m thankful! So to all of you I encourage you to keep going and not to give up!