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How we adapt

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 10,048
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:51 AM in Matters of the Heart
We all pretty much understand that after we have any type of Spinal Surgery we will have some restrictions.

For some people, that becomes a challenge and they realistically put actions into place to do the things they did before.

For many members here, being faced with spinal surgery and what happens later becomes almost to difficult for them to approach.

With all my spinal surgeries and recent complete shoulder replacements, I have found ways to still enjoy much of what I did before without jeopardizing my condition.

For me, one of my biggest joys is gardening. Doing all the work that is necessary to have picture type lawns and shrubs. I realized that I can no longer do those physical things, so, I've adapted.

- Setup up 20+ containers, various sizes, shapes and colors. This allows me to work with them, without having to bend and do a lot of lifting.

That is just one simple solution.

I would be very curious to hear about others and how they have had to adapted to continue a full and meaningful life.
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
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  • Hi Dilauro, I love to garden also, my husband built me a table where I can set my plants on there to pot them he made another beside it for my soil, its hard to adapt to different things, I dont wear lace up shoes anymore always slip ons, cant ride my horses anymore so he got me a buggy and I still cant enjoy a ride that way . Its hard for folks like us but we adapt or give up..
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