We all know and understand that people going through spinal problems can have a enormous impact on their daily lives. That applies to someone who has been dealing with this for years or has just started to feel the experience.
None of it is really easy, some parts can be much more difficult to deal with. For you, the patient, old or new, which do you find the most difficult to deal with?
01. The shock that you have been told you have a spinal disc problem
02. That you feel that your future life is going to be dwindled
03. The thought of having surgery
04. The idea of recovering from surgery
05. Not knowing what the situation is... Do you have a disc problem? What is it? Where is it? And if not, Why the pain?
06. Dealing with the family over all of this
07. Fear of losing your job and income
08. Hearing about all the horror stories about spinal surgery
09. Not being able to be a good Husband/Wife/Parent
10. What to really expect
These are just some of the fears that most people will and have experienced. And that is really normal. What would be not normal is for you to be going through some spinal issues and have zero fears. It is so very important though to be able to express your fears and communicate them with someone else. You dont want to sentenced yourself to keeping all of those to yourself and not having anyone else know.
I just listed 10 items that I can relate to.
It would be great for all of you to express yourself regarding anyone of those fears. Not only may it be good for you to communicate them, it could also be very helpful to others to read about them. No one wants to feel like they are strange for having any of those thoughts.
And if you have other fears, please post them hear to the rest of our member community can talk about them.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences