I believe everyone understands the physical pain that we suffer after our spinal surgery, but there is the matter of emotional pain.
There are many different feelings that we experiencing after our surgery and during the recovery time. What are they and why?
I recently talked with another member about this and we both agreed that this subject matter is worth discussions.
After surgery, here are just a few feelings we may experience.
Frustration Sometimes we get impatient about the progress we have during recovery. Now that our surgery is done, why is it taking so long for me to feel better.
Depression The surgery is done, it was successful and now we are on the road of recovery. But every once in a while, especially times when we are alone, we start to think about what is future holding for us? Its the What will I be able to do?, Can I go back to xxx?, etc
Fear We are listening and adhering to what the doctors told us about limitations and restrictions. We try to pay close attention to this. We can then start to worry, about .. What happens if I fall? If I sneeze or cough real hard, will that cause a problem with my fusion?
I am sure that almost every member here has experienced feelings similar to what I just listed. I think it would be worthwhile to have some dialogue about this.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences