Watching and reading so many posts from different members over the years, I get a sense of various problems, situations and solutions.
I think one of the more difficult things to read are those posts that come from people who have been here a little while, understand the site, see how members interact and feel somewhat hopeless.
Hope is always there.
But really how strong are we? Are we strong enough not only to deal with our own physical and emotional problems, but are we strong enough to keep our families/friends intact.
I have stated over the years, that having as supportive family is so very important in getting through all the problems we have to deal with.
But, I am going to take a little curve here.
When we are alone, the only one we have to worry about and deal with is ourselves. So, at times our decisions will ont impact anyone. Good or bad, we are the only ones that are effected.
But being in a family, anything we do will have an impact on that group. So, if we were to miss a physical therapy session, take more pain medications then we should, not adhere to our restrictions... Who pays the price? Probably initially we do, but in the long run, our loved ones pay a higher price.
So, is it easier to be strong when its just you? OR
Do we need more strength to work in our family environment?
Strength is something that we can not give one another, its not something you can buy or inherit. It doesnt matter how old we are or how young.
Strength comes from something inside of us that allows us to be the best we can be and deal with it all
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences