We you start to deal with spinal problems on a chronic level, you begin to understand so many things you didn't before.
It was so much easier back then when you could talk a walk, a hike in the woods and enjoy everything around you. You began to absorb so much..
But then you were hit with a curve ball. This spinal thing that took you a bit off stride. At firsts, you didnt think anything of it, after all, it was a just a little thing. But after a while you realized that aint that little.
Every one is different, that is what makes our world so very special. There are some that when they run into this obstacle,immediately start to whine.. How could this happen to them, Why me, Its over...[/u] Honestly, then that is the beginning of the end.
Then there are others that say, Ok, so this is a pain, but you know what, it aint going to stop me. I will just continue to plow through and do what is necessary to enjoy life..Those folks WILL enjoy life!!!!
But along this journey, we have choices on what we say to others. For many, its telling everyone what has happened and give them every detail, every medication, every step along the way. After a while, folks around people like this will start to say, "Oh they are complaining again, quick lets run away before they go into the story again"
Then we have those that say nothing, I mean nothing. You can see that they are hurting, in pain, but if you ask them, they say everything is fine. Those are the ones that never complain.
So, we say, is one better than the other? Should we be stoic and never say whats hurting us? Or do we tell every person we see how much pain we are in?
There is a balance. Just like there is a balance in life. [u]Is one right or wrong? Not for me to say. If it was up to me, it would be keeping quiet about the pain and problems. Everyone who has traveled this path has to figure out what is the best course for them to take.
Just remember, when you make a choice, you have to deal with everything that comes with it.
Me, its a bright sunny day and couldn't be any better..... But we are in the middle of a hurricane, the lights are out and we need help..... Then what... What am I going to say?
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences