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My orthopedic surgeries

Posted 10-30-2012 01:41 AM by Bakedroses
Updated 11-02-2012 12:35 AM by Administrator

Last week, I had my sixth orthopedic surgery in 16 years, on an ankle (the others were on knees and a wrist). I'm required to be nonweightbearing for some period of time. I thought that by posting some coping strategies, both before and after surgeries, my experiences might help some others here.

I like being independent and am used to doing things for and by myself, and feeling more in control of my life, so it's been difficult to adjust to being in a wheelchair, unable to exit...
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The Hunger Within

Posted 10-26-2012 12:57 AM by Phoenix
Updated 10-27-2012 12:43 AM by Phoenix

I have come to realize that I possess a certain "hunger" within myself,which creates a driving force to help me maintain life on the straight and narrow.

It's interesting that I used the word "hunger" because there is very little that motivates me and I must hold on to that which is offered me.

I want to be a friend to others but it's rather difficult when a person possesses unresolved trust issues.

I want so much right now;not in...
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Staying Positive In Negative Times With Negative People

Posted 10-24-2012 09:17 AM by Phoenix
Updated 10-31-2012 04:10 PM by Phoenix

The header quite says it all.
When it seems that the world is against you and could care less how you feel,give a smile,for you've survived much more than any will know or care to.
This is your journey and you are responsible for trudging on,at all costs.
Don't let back-biters and wolve's in sheeps clothing stray you away from your purpose.
Your goal is to find out who you are;both your strengths and weaknesses.
If others are negative and lessen the severity of...
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If It Isn't Broke..........

Posted 10-24-2012 09:13 AM by Phoenix
Updated 10-24-2012 09:24 AM by Phoenix

......don't fix it.

For me,things have become broken but repairing takes so much time and energy.

Like in therapy;sure it's helping but the one step forwards and another step back...............

It's all part of the process.
I have amassed 7 years worth of issues.
I've been carrying them ariund like a metal ball and chain.
OK, the first part is recognizing that there's a is doing something about it,which I've done...
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My first post

Posted 10-21-2012 08:55 PM by screamemily
Updated 10-22-2012 12:39 PM by Administrator

I'm new to this. I'm also desperate. Although there are people that care about me and love me, I feel alone. I feel anxious, sad and empty. I feel... like a failure. I'm so lost in this world. I know where I want to be but I have no idea how to get there. School is not for me. Yet, I'm in my second year at a University I'm failing miserably and I just want to quit.
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