I have only been on this site for a short time. I have had back and surgically neck issues for years (neck 2 years) and something I have noticed about this site I wanted to point out and say a huge THANK YOU to!
Most sites the "Administrative Staff" is an evil necessity, or you don't see them, or they put a site up and you never know they exist! This site is refreshing in that this is NOT the case at all - totally opposite actually!
Though I haven't chatted or exchanged forum posts with all the "Mods, Authority, Admin" etc., I have had the pleasure of 5 in specific. Please note, if I missed someone it is because I wasn't aware you were one!
dilauro, haglandc, tamtam, Neck of Steel,Paulgla
Be it chat, be it posts, these folks have been there 100% in support, advise, or general discussions. Very refreshing is an understatement. I can tell these guys are VERY dedicated to this site and its members. I want to point out some of them in particular. I had another fusion 10 weeks ago and along with it I am having some negative issues. I was getting concerned and not finding enough answers, Tamtam was there in a heartbeat. She like us is not a doctor, but she is awsome on listening and adding some insight to my concerns. She doesn't judge, she doesn't belittle, she is supportive! Haglandc "C" is another really positive person that supports US and this site. She too gives support, comfort, and just words of encouragement. Neck of Steel, same thing, very engaged and caring of what all goes on around here and too with its members. Dilauro "Ron", same. You are a veteran of much more than most of us will ever go through, and yet here you are for anyone that needs an ear! Paulgla, you and I have chatted, and your personality shows through also as caring and dedicated to this site.
I am a zillion percent sure the rest of the Admin folks on here are just as dedicated, I just haven't "had the pleasure" yet. Guys, I just wanted to put my own personal THANK YOU for the hours, personal investment and such that you all do here day in and day out! You all talk of us "members" making this site, well guess what, that also ties strongly to you all being engaged as you are. Thanks again. I will get off my soapbox now!
PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.