While the words are the same, their meanings can differ.
It is not unusual for patients who first start to experience spinal problems, pain medications, surgery, therapy, etc become angry. I think for the most part, the anger is caused by the sudden loss of previous life activities.
These are the folks that have a lot of ANGER
But over time, as the recovery phase progresses, the healing starts mending and the physical, emotional and social aspects of the initial problem are contained, the feeling starts to change so that we have Anger but we know how to deal with it.
At some point, and that differs with people, all that anger starts to fade and no longer exists in your day to day lives.
I've been there for a long time now, despite the additional surgeries I have had. Eliminating the anger perhaps is one additional step we can all take in our healing process.
Just something to think about.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences