Anyone that deals with chronic spinal pain know all about the 'things' in their lives they can no longer do or the 'changes' that had to be made to their lifestyle.
I often wonder about what is the most important 'thing' that we miss. When I first started to think about this, I was looking at the physical things (Golfing, Sking,Tennis,Softball,etc), but then I also started to realize that now that I am almost 58 that all of those things would have been tough on me even without any spinal problems.
This may sound stupid, but the four things I find that I miss everyday are:
1 - Being able to easily put socks on
2 - Being able to put my chin down to hold a pair of pants
3 - Getting out of bed and taking about a half hour before I can function
4 - Being able to put a belt completely around without help
Its strange, that sometimes its the simple things that we miss the most
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences