It has been so many years since I had spinal surgeries and fully understand the impacts to everyone in my family.
But, I know after my recent shoulder surgery, things are so much clearer. I could not do anything, Instead, my wife took over every thing that needed to be done for our house. Mine you, she works 40-60 hours a week in a stressful hospital position and then has to come home and do all the other things... Planting, weeding, trimming, mowing and so much more.
While I was recovering from surgery and going through rehab, I had all sorts of support. But the extra hours my wife has put in, sure I tell her I appreciate it, but how does one really let a loved one know that they have done so much and without them, things would have never come into place.
My story, sure, the patient suffers in pain and discomfort, but who really suffers, the ones that do 100 times more than the normally do and never complain.
We all have to step back and look at everything that happens around us.
I am lucky that I have seen what I needed to see
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences