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10 Ways to do things that might put us in for another surgery



  • I will not ever sit like a zombie drone again in front of a computer for hours and hours, stressing out about my work.
  • I will not let stress take a physical toll on my body. Especially work related stress, its just not worth it!

    Oh, and I'll take cabs from the airport instead of hauling heavy luggage on the train.
    Jan 2009 L5-S1 ALIF
    May 2017 ALIF L4-L5 with PLF rods added L4-L5-S1
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  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
    If it hurts dont do it
  • will not help my 70 lb dog into the car because he wants to ride around the pasture
  • As per ellewilson, I will never sit in front of a computer for hours, in the same position and without moving!
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  • take my body for granted
    over-estimate my own strength and physical capability
    ignore the pain and just shrug if off until I can no longer walk
    forget to think twice, and lift CORRECTLY
    be afraid to ask for help
    forget my body is a temple, the only one I got and I will continue to take care of it as such
  • I will not crash a helicopter again! Didn't hurt at the time (messy), but later, heck ya! Years later, even more! Won't do that again! :-)


    To fly is fine, but to hover divine!!!
    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • I will always ask or patiently wait for help when thinking about doing something i should not!
  • I will not rush to get back to doing ALL the housework.I will let people help me when I need it.I will wear my back brace so all can see it,so no one says "wow,you should be doing great now!".I will take time to do things I want to do.I will really try not to let people get on my nerves.
  • I will ( now I can't ) not work manual labor job for 18 hrs a day 6 to 7 days a week for 25+ yrs! If I had to do it again, I would ask/hire more help :O

    Currently in my new normal life I will not keep doing something ( as I think it MUST be done NOW ) even with a pain level of 9+ - duh :B
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
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