This has always been a question that new members as well as seasoned members have asked.
So much of this is old and has been such a long time, to me , the answer is simple.... Write your initial thread summarizing your situation and stating what yo are looking for.
Dont write a book about all of your problems or where things have lead you ... Instead simplify things by teling others about your current condition, what the doctor suggests, etc
I know when I read a new thread, I am looking for the question that person is putting forward. So many times, that does not exist, but instead, the member whats to tell everyone about their problems.
Anyone can post about a problem they have or how it impacts them. But waht is important to other member here is to understand without ou are going through, and hew that as failed you
I could list a hundred things that are problems to me, but really , what do we really care about that? Instead,if I wrote, about specific situationd. that have lead to so many of my problems, I would listen more
Wheb you make that first post, think about ti... You want to catch the audience's attention. But that does not mean, putting
EVERYTHIGN IN CAPITAL LETTERS or does it mean OMG, I need help NOW. Instead, talk to us as if yu and or re on the same level and can understand so much more than others. When you start to reach out to other members, not to complain or look for sympathy, instead look for a level of understanding.
I hope this makes sens, and if any of you new members have questions about how to make your initial posts, please contact me, I wilt do everything I can to make it easier for you.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences