Each day that goes by for a spinal patient that has
- Recovering from surgery
- Dealing with pre-surgery situations
- Handling things well after surgery means something.
means a lot.
There may not be a lot of strides, in fact many actions may seem so small and insignificant. But when we move forward, it is easy to appreciate the smaller things.
I cant really go back in time to think how I went by day to day after each of my surgeries, so instead, I can just identify the days after my lowest medical period recently.
When I herniated those 4 thoracic discs, I was miserable. Nothing helped, I could never get comfortable so each day seemed to go on forever.
I couldn't walk from the top of my driveway to the bottom without stopping a few times. I couldn't bend down to look at a plant without the aid of a cane to get me up again.
Today, I can walk past the bottom of my driveway and continue for a mile or so before returning. Not only can I bend to look at a plant, I can stay down there to remove a few weeds and get up without help.
Minor things in term of everything, but to me they mean so much.
What can you do today that you couldnt do yesterday?
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences