here are several things that I would like to open up to everyone on this site.
1 - I've been a member of Spine-Health for over 3 years, started as a general member, and then was given the role as a moderator. After a period of time I was giving the role of Administrator.
2 - I am a spinal patient. I have had multiple lumbar and cervical surgeries. I have permanent nerve damage in my right leg, I have a number of herniated discs in my thoracic area as well as one in the lumbar region. I recently had a complete shoulder replacement, which was done because of the advanced arthritis which degenerated my shoulder.
Many people feel that as the System Administrator of Spine-Health I should refrain from posting on medical or other issues. I should only step in where there are problems or announcements need to be made.
Thats not me. I post as a member and I post as an Administrator. I feel that there are many areas that I can post that can help just one person... And if I can do that, it is worth everything.
Some folks may think I get on a soapbox , almost preaching various things about Spine-Health and various conditions/treatments. Some folks may think I am too harsh or open when I make some posts. Some folks may think I am too easy or light with some of the fun I try to put into these forums.
I cant apologize for any of those actions. What I can apologize for and will, is for those folks that I have hurt.
I am not talking about any of my tough love talks, but more about if I insulted anyone.
For me, I can not perform at my best if I need to be one or the other. I need to be me, the person. Just so happens that means being an Administrator as well as a member.
I can promise that I will continue to behave the way I have and that I will try to be as fair as I can be dealing with all situations
I am open, I am open to everything. You want to complain, you want to thank me, you want to point out some problems in what I said, PLEASE I want you to do that.
As always, I want to thank the owners of Spine-Health for giving their trust in me and for all the members whom I try to help.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences