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What are your goals post surgery?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
It occured to me recently that I need to reassess my goals now that I am more able to do things and am so much better then I was before surgery.
I know 2 of my goals are to Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge and to go Parasailing on the harbour. I also really would love to visit Maccupiccu (bad spelling here)in Peru but that will take a LOT of climbing any maybe a bit more time. (and money)

So I need more short term goals to keep me going on the 'time-line' and keep me positive. It is amazing how good it feels to reach those goals no matter how small they appear.

I have decided that the gym is the best thing for me as i can also have lots of mini goals there too so getting there is a big one for me. I also want to be back working and need to find a job when I get the OK, so I am doing research now on what type of job etc.
Getting off meds and loosing weight are also on the list but short term I want to get back to walking 4 laps of the park like I was doing a couple of months ago.

So what are your goals, I'd love to hear some no matter how trivial they sound.
I remember being in hospital and desperately wanting to wipe my own ass =)) That was a really big acheivement!
Then loosing the walking frame, showering myself, they were all really important. Even just turning over in bed on your own is a big deal and worth counting.
Sometimes it takes us to look back to see how far we have come.

so please share!

Blessings Sara O:)


  • great post!!! actually AWESOME!!! =D>

    hmm i would have to say as i am still early out and have another major op coming, so im not sure if i actually fit in this catagory :$ :$ :$
    walking down the road
    cleaning my house
    going to the store
    driving a car
    going out with friends again.
    cruise planned for nov 09 iffy on that one.

    i know those may sound minor. but for my personal profile its going to be a huge leap and jump just to walk somewhere.
    (totally unrelated to the back all that are reading)

    but your right sara even the simplist of things like rolling over in bed we take for granted. then wow ya can't do it. then after a few weeks you can!!!
    i had no issue when i came home with that this time. as i was able to sleep on my side, but last yr oh boy!! that took awhile to feel comfortable on my side.

    i would also like to hear others reply. :D
    even though some of mine sound silly really they are not.
    you don't know what you have till its gone..
    but its all coming and I CANNOT WAIT i am going to have a PARTYYYYYY <:P <:P <:P <:P <br />
    terri >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D<
  • For now I would love to be sitting in a perfectly clean house. Clean carpet would even be nice. Long term. I wanna ride a Harley. Don't you laugh at me Terri. :))) I am serious. By summer I want to be riding. I've never done that and was on my way to actually achieving this goal and then life took me down another path.
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  • Climb Mt Fuji.

    I have all kinds of other goals, but this is one that I have always wanted to do.

  • Be back out on the trails hiking and doing my favorite activity that I love so much :X , geocaching (high tech treasure hunting). I hope that by the time the weather warms up, I can at least get out and get on paved trails anyways.
  • Go for a hike in the mountains (my favorite place in all the world).

    Walk on the beach (my second favorite place).

    Shave my legs without it being such a scarry thing!

    Pick up my 1-yr. old grandson
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  • HHMMNNN, goals, to finish remodeling my house. Play volleyball instead of watching at the sides. Dance with my daughter and return to work.

    Long term goals, I havent thought about that one but its a great question. I parasailed last year and took a 3000 mile rock/crystal hunting trip this past summer with the kids, the year before that we climbed around in Lasen Volcanic Park. I never let the pain stop me, I just kept going, unfortuetely doing more damage than good. Anyway, I would like to go to Costa Rica or one of the smaller islands in the Bahamas. But have no clue what I will do when I get there,lol.
  • Hi all, I want to buy another motorcycle and ride like there is no tomorrow. My husband and I decided it was time to sell my 1 year old sport bike. Anytime I went over a bump the extreme pain of bone to bone slamming was not safe or healthy. I also want to be able to do everything I used to without the pain. Travel, we do a bunch of it and I miss it. My 4 dogs would also like me to wrestle more with them but the smallest one is 70 lbs. I am an outdoorsy type and do not care too much if the house is not perfect as long as the bird feeders are filled and the dogs are happy. I think my husband is trying to get me motivated before surgery, he bought me a brand new 4 wheeler a few days ago! We will use it for plowing snow too. I love the water and would like to swim and boat as soon as possible. Well here goes, surgery in the morning 360 fusion...I cannot wait till it is over.
  • 1) To be able to SIT DOWN for Thanksgivings Day dinner at my SIL.
    2) Feel secure enough to rake some leaves that same weekend.
    3) Get my trailer winterized.
    4) Take my wife and son out to a fancy sit down restaurant, the kind where you order off a menu by name not by number and they bring the food right to your table. No trays!
    5) To be completely off any kind of pain killers by Christmas Day.
    6) Attend “First Night” in Boston 12/31/2008
  • Goals, hmmmm......
    1-Get rid of this pain in my upper back.
    2-Go back to work and tolerate it.
    3-Buy my own house.
    4-Look for a different job maybe that I love.
    5-Join Team in Training or perhaps some other ongoing physical endeavor to keep me in shape.
    6-Date(scarey) or just find some new friends and activities.
    7-Loose another 35 pounds to get to my goal weight.
    9-Get my masters in nursing education.
    10-Be happy.

    There, that is a comprehensive long term list. I think it was more doable when my goals were to roll over or wipe my ass without butt tongs =)) =)) .

    Great thread Sara, glad you are back from holiday. >:D< Sue
  • I LOVE READING ALL YOUR GOAL and nothing is too big or too small. >:D<

    I would also love to be out dancing again, I used to dance comp in ballroom, latin, jive etc but that was a long time ago. Now I would be happy to just go and enjoy a dancing on a regular basis.

    Cali-Sue I hadn't heard of butt tongs until after I didn't need them. :))( or :''(

    Keep them coming!
    Blessings Sara O:)
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