About the same time, the first person had spinal surgery
1. A wild animal that roams anywhere looking for prey. It will hunt and seek its target at any time. It does not stop until
it reaches its victim and does with it what it wants to.
2 - An ugly person
3 - An unseen demon that watches over all spinal patients. It is seeking the weaker ones or those that think they are done with pain.
I think for all of us, definition #3 is the one.
The beast is something we cannot touch or feel, its real, yet unreal. its smart and knows how to make the most of any situation. In easier words, the beast is something that lurks over all of us. Once we have been taken down by some spinal problem that eventually makes us a chronic pain patient, the beast has been assigned.
At first I thought there was only one beast, but after all these years, I realized that there is the Master Beast and he/she assigns all the other beasts.
What does the beast do?
The beast watches everyone who is dealing with some sort of spinal problem. The beast will swoop down and take control when ever it wants to. You never wanted him/her to be there, you never asked for them to be there, and you dont want him at all!
The beast never discriminates regarding age, sex, religion, creed, color or whatever.. It doesn't care. The only thing that the beast wants to do is cause pain and misery.
When you are feeling good, the beast is hardly around. Its too busy looking for someone else to play havoc with. But the moment it senses that you a little weak or having a flare up or new problem, it terror begins.
It may keep you up at night, it might interfere with your walking, it may destroy your concentration, who knows? Its different with everyone!.
What to do
I hate the beast, I've hated it for a long time. I've tried to come up with BeastBuster, but nothing has worked yet. Even when I am hurting a little bit, I try to keep it all inside...But the beast knows.
I wish I had an answer to how to stop this beast.....
I dont have an answer, but I hope you do !!.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences