The old adage, “hindsight is 20/20” is absolutely true. Had I known what I know now and the struggles associated with post surgery life, my initial recovery stages would have been much more seamless and easy. Basic daily tasks became difficult at best, impossible at worst.

Doctors often fail to address the mundane difficulties of day to day life post surgery. That being said, while I am on the road to recovery, I wanted to share some tools, tips and tricks that have helped me during my recovery. I underwent spinal fusion and a neck procedure so these tools were vital to helping me carry on with my daily life. This is by no means the only list, a full and/or a complete list nor am I endorsing any specific products or companies. …


What Happened & How: A look “back” at my injured spine and year of suffering

Just over a year ago I was a very active and healthy man…or so I thought. The #1 question I’ve been asked since my injury and subsequent neck and back surgeries is, “How did this happen??” I hope the below helps shed light on the year-long battle the ensued. I’ll share separate subsequent entries about fighting the insurance for approval, road to recovery from surgery (week by week) as I gain strength, the ensuing mental warfare that is the recovery stage , as well as some tips and tricks I learned along the way that no one told me about (for example: buy flip flops because you cannot tie your shoes). Till then, I feel the need to share the beginning of my story with the hope of helping others going through something similar. …

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30 yr old recovering from emergency neck & back surgery all in 2 weeks. Seeing the support, feeling the love, taking it day by day and keeping track w/this blog

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