Over the past year, it seemed that every time I thought I was moving ahead and gaining a step, something happened to push me back and lose a step. It was starting to get discouraging, it just seemed like I was never going to get out of this mess.
I had a long discussions about this with my doctor and her explanation made alot of sense.
- I have had years and years of body de-condition because of the multiple surgeries and various setbacks and other problems.
- Because of that, I have not allowed my body to really regroup and get back to a healthy condition.
- While I am in this state, I am prone to many different problems. I have witnessed that myself with various ankle problems, stretched ACL in the knee, countless muscle related problems, etc
She told me that as long as my body is in this de-condition state, I am wide open to many different problems. And until I can get my body back to being conditioned, she aaid dont be surprised about any new setbacks.
Its like a vicious cycle. So for me to regain much of myself I have to work hard to NOT have any more setbacks, but yet because of the state of my body, those setbacks are more than likely to happen
She tells me not to worry and also that while I am feeling good, NEVER to push too much to regain that condition, because there is a sure way to de-condition yourself.
I am at a loss on really how to do this.. My doctor also does not have the answer, all she told me is to keep on trying and done stop.
Believe me, I wont stop, but I need to find ways to avoid additional setbacks.
Let the games begin!
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences