Many of us have gone around the Spinal problems/treatments/surgery for quite some time now. We pretty much know how it all started, have a good idea about why it stays with us, but still do not like the day to day aspects.
Experience can mean so much. I think we all can understand how that applies to our jobs and what we do at home.
When we are fresh brats at taking on a task, we tread thin waters But as we continue to have those same acitivities, we learn from that and our experience begins to show.
We can help the newer members of the job. Teach them a little about the 'ropes' what to do , what not to do. I am sure everyone out there can relate to this. You could have been on either side of that equation.
It all makes sense, Right? Really no questions.
Take that into our arena. There are so many folks that are first experiencing spinal problems and they are totally scared, and rightfully so. Many times that are looking for answers and/or help. Talking with their doctors may be very cordial, but the magnitude of what could be is overwhelming, so you may not remember all what is being said.
Here is where I think Spine-Health can shine. We have so many members that have been through so much. I couldn't even begin to name them. But as you read our forums, you will find that many of them have become teachers. They read your posts and then try to respond in a way that is informative but also providing their own experiences.
This way, those folks become teachers. Not in a classroom, but providing guidance, insight, warnings and much more to others. I really believe those of us that are in that 'teachers' mode take it very serious.
I know for myself that if I could tell someone about what they shouldn't do or what they should do and it helped them, they I feel very satisfied.
So, for all of us who have the experience, become the Teacher and help someone else.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences