is it just the beginning?
Logging into Spine-Health represents the fact that you have some type of Spinal problem. For so many, its to talk about all the pros and cons that go along with this.
There is no question that having a spinal problem, going in for treatments and the fact that surgery may be your only answer is a common situation for each of us.
How we deal with this, the problems, the impacts. all are things that we have to adjust to. Just as there are no two people that are identically alike, there is no one answer to everything.
About as soon as know we have spinal problems, we begin to understand the short and long term impacts associated with it.
How we deal with all of this can also be so very different.
Every person has different ways to cope with the spinal problem.
There are restrictions and limitations that we all have had to address. There are those that understand the situation and let it consume their lives, and there are those that refuse to let it stop them from having a productive and meaningful life.
So many times, I read posts saying "Its over", "I'll never be the same", etc. I always like to address those that say things along this line. Sure, we may not be able to do all the things we did before, but we can also do so much more. Instead of focusing on we can no long do, we should all be realizing just how much we can do.
When a person says "Its over" for all practical purposes, it may be very true. If you concede to this, you would also be sentencing yourself to these problems for life.
However, those that say "I can", "This is not going to stop me", "I can do this, but perhaps in a different way" are the ones that are going to enjoy life to its fullest, appreciate each day and so much more.
It all starts with a positive attitude. Do not dwell on the past, for the past is the past, instead work on the future. You would be surprised at just how much we all can do.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences