Re: It can always get worse
You are so right. Having had multiple spine surgeries, I sometimes find myself lamenting how hard life is and then I realize how lucky I really am not to be in a wheelchair, or severe pain, and can walk a bit with a cane. There are always those who have it much worse in many ways and as I learned from my last surgery, things can get worse than they were. I am still battling my way back from weak back muscles and legs and am waiting for the fusion to be solid enough to undergo the kind of pt that will help me regain some strength in my core muscles and legs.
I know that with all the problems in my spine, particularly the arthritis, I will most likely need more surgery in the future as more osteophytes are likely to form and cause stenosis. It's my hope that I won't get any worse but I know that it can happen.
I am greatful for every task I am able to perform and do my best to stay positive; I think that is very helpful to any recovery I may make.
Thanks for sharing.
Lumbar surgery x 7 over the last 30 years.
cervical fusion...2 levels
medtronic pain pump implanted
Last surgery Oct, 2010, 3 levels