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Look what I can do now !

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,842
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Depression and Coping
Sure, spinal problems can put some limitations on our life style. We may have to adjust somewhat, do things a bit differently, perhaps for some, not do those old things.

BUT, look at what we can do now!!!

To me that is such a success story. When I first joined Spine-Health, there was a young lady who loved to scuba dive and do underwater photography. Some cervical problems put a real damper on those activities.

But, they may have slowed her down a bit, but she came right back and continued to do the things she loved to do before. Perhaps in a more conservative way, but there was passion.

That person, you all know as "C" haglandc

I know there are hundreds of other not just success stories, but stories that show what anyone can really accomplish as long as they want to.
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


  • I have not come as far as "C" is - however we all have to start some where. :)

    I can dress myself, put on my own shoes (real shoes with laces! lol), and do all of my own self care now.

    I recently went down a sliding board with my 2 younger grandkids for the first time ever :D

    I cried & cried - for JOY!

    Before I could not go up steps at all and I did not trust my back to hold me upright to go down the slide.

    We should be thankful for any progress. I still remember the first time I put on my own socks - I was so happy.... yeah now days it does not take much to make me happy ;)
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • Was so afraid to do it myself-I hired a home health care agency but felt so icky tonight I just decided to give it a try and I did it with no problems!
  • It is hard to give up the things we love doing, I love riding horses and I have adjusted to that instead of riding I use them for therapy like just going out and brushing them gives me peace , I was angry for a long time and still sometimes its hard to accept that this is my life now chronic pain and I can give up or go on !
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