I sometimes think that if we had the control of walking away from a lifestyle we have known for so long that it would be easier on all of us. This new life we all seem to be facing no one would have asked for it on purpose so it's harder for us to accept it with open arms. Some feel like we were cheated, double crossed, used and well just gut kicked when it comes to leaving our old ways of living. No one said it was going to be easy nor maybe what we really would like to deal with, but we have either no choice when it comes to dealing with it. Young and old alike we all hate change and would do anything to avoid it especially when it comes to our health. For some it's hard to know you can't go out and kick a soccer ball around with your kids, to ones that are making the choice of leaving a job that they have worked for 30+ years. The pain may get to be so bad at times you could scream (and some of us do) and then there are those special days that we feel a little like our old self. No matter what everyone involved with spine-health has or had issues that have brought us to our knees. It's nice to know you are not alone during a difficult time in our lives. From ocean to ocean we come here as a family giving support to others and find ourselves even putting our own pain and issues aside to lend a helping hand, hug and heart.