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Who has been your strongest supporter?

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,862
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Matters of the Heart
Anyone living in chronic pain for over a year can testify that besides the physical drain it takes, you have to deal with all the emotional rides. Some days you a total wreck, some days you can handle anything, you just never know what to expect. Thats hard enough on the patient, but just think what it can do to our loved ones.
No man is an island, we all need the pillar of support to help us through the tougher times.

Who is that for you?
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com


  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    My family are my supporters and my dog is my comfort.It is funny how a animal knows when things are not going good and it is a bad day.
  • Hands down my husband! I am so grateful to him. If it had been my first husband, YIKES, can't even think about it, LOL. Coming in a very, very close second is my youngest son. He's 24 and has turned out to be such a nice young man, good to his mom.

  • I think the best support I've had was from here for empathy from others who've had the same issues I have as well as others who've had any neck problems also. My first time in chat was the best comfort I needed and let it all out. My husband does everything for me but think it just doesn't understand some things. My Mom had come over a few times to help me hang up some clothes and general tidying up. But being here has been the best support thanks everyone. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • He has endured more with me than a man should have to. Over 30 years and 2 kids, 23 or so surgeries and now a fusion that is healing but unknown pain issues. He treats me like a queen, and is trying to make me feel comfortable. He has taken over the house for the last 3 years and works a full time job and farms besides. I couldnt have done it without him. Next are my kids, they call me every day to make sure I am ok. They try to make me smile when it is hard. My friends both here and at home are also the ones that keep me going. Then there are my furry friends. My 2 dogs lay with me right now, knowing something is wrong. They make my laugh, and show me love when I am lonely. And last but not least , my God. He has put his arms around me when I felt I couldnt go on. I guess I have too many supporters!
  • Every time I get sappy, the post quits..making me feel wierd or something!
  • I have the most wonderful kids. I have never been married, and my kids first went thru cancer with me (at 3 and 5), and now my chronic pain (ages 10 &12). The boys are all I could ever ask for and more. NO child should deal with what they have, and yet they do with a smile.
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    My best friend, my rock, my wife! With a lot of support from my brother Rick who also suffers chronic pain from failed fusion.
    When a person other than you explains the trials and tribulations you are going trough it helps tremendously!
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • I've deleted this post ... bit embarrassed by emotional outburst - apologies!

  • and spine health !!
  • My rock and solid supporter is my husband. Neither of us has ever had any big medical problems until this came up.

    Just last night I told him how wonderful he is to take such good care of me. Then I asked him how could he be so understanding when he doesn't know how it feels to be in Chronic Pain. He said, "because I know you, and this isn't you."

    Thank God for my hubby!
  • My Re-cycled Toy Boy husband(55), who has been there for me no matter what. My youngest daughter, who has shown me what an amazing person she is. Spinal Health-always there 24/7.Friends who have now become so much more in supporting me physically and emotionally- Good reminder to count my "Blessings"
  • My wife has been my rock, my doctor said she has not chosen this lifestyle and how true that was, she has helped me when I found all of this difficult and kicked my backside when I needed it, the words she said count, as if she had gone somewhere to share her wisdom and enlightenment, all I am is through her, the foundation of my effort, resilience and just do it attitude. I am a very lucky boy, she must have seen something in my Labrador look that could be improved, her talents are many and varied a spirit of togetherness that I do try to emulate.

    Also my disabled son has shown me the way how to endure difficulty and by example that with the right attitude anything is possible, his strength tenacity and serene determination, no fuss, he is a swimmer representing his country and the 6th fastest in the world, how does he do that.

    This journey is impossible alone, even with help we all stumble and fall at times, it’s a team event, a good team.

    All I have to be shared.


    post the new version, doof
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