I wanted to post this under several topic headings but I could not figure out how to do it. The reason was because I wanted as many Forum members as possible to read my post.
Ron posted the other day that as the moderator he can't possibly read all the posts so he uses the subject line as a guide to determine which to read. Therefore, I thought that this one might get his attention. All of us have experienced situations that caused us to feel fearful and that is what I refer to as the pucker factor - when in fear the human body contracts the anus, so now you know the meaning.
Some of you may know that I am a cancer survivor (typing that causes some emotion in me). I am still within that 5 year window. Last week I had blood drawn for analysis. On Friday of this week I will have it analyzed. My pucker factor is 10 about this. I am also in the "gray area" about a possible pseudarthrosis on a L4-S1 TLIF, so my pucker factor about this is also at a 10.
My point of this post is not to seek sympathy or empathy, but rather to underscore what Ron recently said about remaining positive in our circumstances, as best we can. I underwent U.S. Army Ranger training in 1972 and I distinctly remember that the "n" in Ranger means never quit!
Yes, we all have dark moments and for the next 36 hours I am fearful, but we can't quit. Our spirit overcomes so much negativity in our lives, if we let it. Our collective spirit is even more powerful.
For those of you have any "extra" mojo, send it my way.