Hello Mike!...and Welcome to the forum!
While our injuries are different...we do share the love of sports and I too was a very good athlete in high school. I was also very competitive at work as well. Pain can effect us both mentally, and physically, and the emotions can be rather draining, as we look back on our better years...so I understand where your coming from on this.
I think, once you get your pain under better contol...it will help ease quite a bit of your frustration. You may never may be able to be as active as you once were....and if you do get better control of your pain...do not be lured into thinking you can return to those yesteryears.
Take care, and we look forward to seeing more of you here on the forum.
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 6/5/2012 8:17:20 AM (GMT-6)