View Full Version : Putting it in perspective

01-14-2010, 08:00 PM
Came home today, exhausted and in pain and was going to get on here and rant about all this pre-op stress/frenzy. And then I watched the news about Haiti and thought how damn lucky I was that the worst thing I had to worry about was a crooked back. We are so blessed to have this phenomenal medical care available to us when those people are dying in the streets through no fault of their own.

01-14-2010, 08:05 PM
You are so right!!

Here I am so nervous and fulled with anxiety about and those poor people don't have the basic medical needs. So many dead and so many more will be dead and that there is nothing that can be done for them. It certainly makes you appreciate the medical care we have here in the USA.

Hope you start feeling better


01-14-2010, 08:11 PM
Great post. Perspective always.

Bad things happen to innocent people. It's maddening.

01-14-2010, 08:21 PM
See? Your attitude is changing already. I'm proud of you. Everyone absolutely needs time to process the fact that we need this surgery and what it means.

We are all lucky--just imagine if this surgery were not available and we all had no choice but to get worse and worse? I saw what happened to my grandmother and didn't want to end up like her.

01-14-2010, 08:24 PM
Everyone of you makes great points. It certainly does put things in perspective. We are lucky. Janet

01-14-2010, 10:24 PM
Agree absolutely.

01-14-2010, 10:51 PM
Well said.

01-15-2010, 04:22 AM
It does remind us that no matter how bad we have it, someone always has it worse.

We are blessed with medical professionals that are very competent. But it's still okay to feel scared and nervous, that's only natural.

We can still worry about ourselves, while having compassion for others. My surgery has made me even more compassionate than I was prior to it.

Bless us All,