OMG! Thanks to each of you for the welcome as it is always nice to "meet" new friends! As CPers it sees we tend to lose far more then we gain some days.
I recall early out when I became unable to do all the things I use to do and couldnt do the run around town thing like I use to how "friends" seemed to drift away. It use to bother me at first but then I realized the few who stuck with me over the years thru the battle were far more important then the any who fell to the wayside.
Gramps, I spent a good deal of tie reading your posts in the week or so before i actually registered here and gathered you would be a good source of info. Many thanks to you all those who are here to help folks along their journey in this sometimes hair raising life known as chronic pain!
Hopefully I can make a difference to someone sometime as well.
Volfan, nice to meet you as well and I worked with alot of EMTs as well as paramedics over the years and the EMT progra was taught at a vocational level and was only a 15 week course but boy soe of those guys were way smarter and faster to get things then soe of the 2 or 4 year paramedics. Most of them supplemented their time doing search and rescue and volunteering at so many things they picked up far greater knowledge then what was taught in classes.
I a a firm believer in experience versus learning! Especially when it comes to human nature as I have found so many ties each case is individualized and you just cant follow any kind of protocol. Live and learn.
Thanks again to all for the warm welcome.
2 knee replacements & a hip.
spondylosis at L-4,5 & S1
arthritis,sciatica all that being a CPer entails!
If you stumble make it part of the dance!